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After A Bout Of Shortness Of Breath And ER What Do You

After A Bout Of Shortness Of Breath And ER What Do You

do or take to get rid of the tired feeling?? B12,iron or ??? Just went through my first shortness of breath and ER -- too new to this to knw to ask all the questions when I'm there and didn't realize/had no idea how tired Id be

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

You've gotten some good advice for how to recover from a trip to the ER. One thing I would suggest is that you develop an action plan with your pulmonologist so you know what to do to AVOID that trip in the future. Learning your triggers and what to do to help yourself before you have to make that trip is really important. The other thing I think you should do is talk with your pulmo about a daily exercise program, either PR if that's available or developing one you can do at home on your own. The stronger you are, the more you learn how to make yourself sob and then recover from those times, learn breathing techniques that can help you, the more you'll be able to feel in control. Those are things you can learn through exercise and itg can help you stay out of the ER and the hospital. It's worked for me for nearly 20 years and I hope it can work for you.

posted 7 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam MemberπŸ™‡πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ŒπŸ˜΄β˜•οΈπŸ’€ Rest rest and rest some more. Try not to talk too much. Move about slowly and take in some light nourishment. As you already know getting your self anxious or upset only makes it worse. I usually have this at night so I’m up all night until I’m breathing better. Mine is usually caused by sinuses or allergies. Then I sleep as much as possible that next day. Making sure I take my meds as scheduled and doing my breathing treatments. I use my CPAP to help myself regulate my breathing. It helps me. Praying for you. I enjoy listening to my music that’s calming and it does help me. God Bless you and Breathe Easier

posted 7 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

After a SOB episode I use my Nebulizer more and and breathing exercises and get as much rest as I can. I have some problems with chest congestion that makes it harder to control my breathing as my doctor puts me on a Prednisone dose pack for 12 days. During an SOB problem you exert yourself more trying to breathe and forcing the air in and out makes you feel tired and weak as it does me.

posted 7 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member glad to hear your home from Er try not to panic take meds doctors have prescribed and use your nebulizer try to rest try to eat have chicken soup I drink herb tea call pulmonary doc if you sob is not getting better but rest ask some one to be with you for a while important to take meds as prescribed Take care and don't over extend your self watch tv stay safe God bless you breathe easy ZAZOOOPITS πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

posted 7 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

See your pulmonary dr. Mine uped my prednizone by 5mg. Not so tired now. I do still nap but not tired during waking hours.
All this commentary is very helpful 2me folks. TU.

posted 7 months ago
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