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Short of breath while on oxygen

I am in stage 3, on 6 lp at rest. Just getting up to go to the kitchen I need it increased to 7.5- 8. While walking in a store for instance I need it set on 8 even then I get very short of breath in a short time and have to stop for a few minutes. Dr nor PA knows why it comes on so quickly. Any and all comments welcome.

  1. I was just wondering how you've been doing since we last heard from you! Please let us know.
    Best,
    Lyn (COPD.net site moderator)


      1. Hi Flower Mound, and thanks for sharing the link to the forum post about 'making decisions'.
        Did you want to say anything special about this topic and, possible share your thoughts with the community?
        We would value your feedback.
        All the best,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    1. Sorry to hear what you're experiencing. For someone on 6 LPM at rest, it's not all that uncommon to hear that you'd be short of breath when exerting yourself, even a little. Sometimes if you can build up a little tolerance, you'll find you have more reserve and don't get short of breath so quickly. You can try sitting in a chair and doing arm and leg exercises to build some muscle strength, which will help with the exercise tolerance.
      Do you use something to lean on in the store? Even the cart is helpful.
      Leon suggested a good reference with some suggestions that I hope help.
      Best,
      Lyn (COPD.net site moderator)


      1. Hi Tom - I recall us discussing this topic, as well as others. I'm hopeful others will see this post and share their own experiences managing this condition here as well.
        For ease of reference, here is a link to one of our related conversations: https://copd.net/living/making-decisions#comment-422330.
        It's good to 'see' you here posting consistently - we appreciate both your input and your feedback with the community.
        Warmly,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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