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Living with flare up

Recently went to ER for shortness of breath. Dx exacerbated copd and respiratory infection. They gave me steroids to take and sent me home. My biggest problem is the coughing fits where I can’t get a breath. Scares me do bad. Any suggestions please


  1. Have you tried dropping your shoulders (this is where we hold our stress) and pursed lip breathing? I have exacerbations where I am simply terrified but these two simple steps can assist. I wish you better days ahead. Cynthia


    1. Hi again, pgood1947 - I see you posted something similar elsewhere on our COPD.net platform, for which I was able to provide a reply. For your convenience, here is a link to that comment I made: https://copd.net/members/pgood1947/status/91490#upsr-72836.


      I do hope you have an opportunity to look it over.

      Warmly,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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