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Breathing with COPD

Breathing can be hard to figure. I'm not on oxygen and one of my goals is to stay that way. So I walk for one thing. One day I can go out and walk for ever ( I Wish ). The next 50 steps into it feel like I can't make it back. Keeps us on our toes. Eat a meal one day and fine. Eat basically the same thing the next day and within the hour so bloated I can't breath. Tricky How about you guys and gals ?

  1. this is so interesting to read how individuals are affected and coping. I have basically been on my own for a few years now as I live in a smaller and more remote community in B.C. Canada. I can certainly relate. I can honestly say I had no idea eating a larger meal was playing havoc with my breathing. I thought it was just where I was sitting and the time of day...now I know why I instinctively stopped having larger meals. And a big Yes to the breathing being hard to figure. One day I can do more than one thing outside and the next day I can barely make it off the deck. Very scary actually. As Pegasus said below, it can be almost an hour by hour. Thanks for sharing.

    1. This is the weird thing about COPD, it's almost an hour by hour change with breath & energy. Am stage 3 & practise pranic breathwork/breath awareness (how can you NOT be breath aware 😀 & calming techniques when having an exacerbation. Have found Azithromycin excellent every 3-6 months for a clean out of accumulated bacteria. Tests say 'stabilised' after 10 years of tests. It is a challenge & mental attitude is important to how you cope. Thanx for asking.

      1. yea big meals getting filled up affects my breathing


        1. Hi again, aapostal - it's good to see you posting here again.
          You make a good point - this condition can vary from patient to patient. It can also vary considerably for the same person from day-to-day and/or within the same day sometimes. You really hit the nail on the head - on some days you can do certain activities with ease and then, the next day - it can become an imposing challenge to even consider that activity.
          I guess the key is to remain flexible and listen to one's body. Do what you can, when you can. When you cannot, it may be best to rest up until the next (good) opportunity presents itself.
          I do hope others in the community see your comment and inquiry and then chime in with their own experiences managing this condition.

          Thanks so much for your input and your feedback.
          Wishing you well,
          Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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