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Are you taking extra puffers for temp in high 90’s?

I do not think I can make another day. it is the weekend so no doctors available. I cannot breath.


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  • chrisptx
    10 months ago

    I have a really hard time breathing in hot humid weather. I can’t walk very far at all and have to stop and rest when it’s in the 90s and humid. I’m assuming it’s the same for most people with COPD?

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    10 months ago

    Hi chrisptx and thanks for your post. Others in our community have expressed similar sentiments (as you did) when it comes to managing their condition in the hot and humid weather, so you are definitely NOT alone! I thought you might find it both interesting and informative to look over this article which provides tips from our community members on dealing with the heat/humidity: https://copd.net/living/community-tips-beating-the-heat/. I do hope you find it to be helpful. Wishing you the best, Leon (site moderator)

  • WillDoe
    12 months ago

    toolate32′
    YES!
    I woke up today a little short of breath, I’m using a BiPap! My Oximeter was reading 92% O2. At 92%, I don’t need to continue my oxygen. (I have o2 hooked up to my BiPap..)
    It gets worse as I move around, really short of breath (SOB)…
    I have found that ‘bellowing’ my chest, flexing the chest muscles so that the chest enlarges helps. Raising my shoulders like a shrug seems to help too.
    I still seem to get light-headed like I’m short of oxygen, though…
    I have learned NOT to take too much Allbuteral as it raises my blood pressure. I would rather go through a bout of SOB than high BP.
    The urgent care or emergency room are options if this really gets bad for you… I hope that bellowing and shrugging help.
    The Best of luck, and keep in touch with us
    Will

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    12 months ago

    Thanks for your comments. WillDoe – sharing your successful experiences with dealing with the heat and how you manage your difficulty breathing may help others in our community who read it.
    Wishing you the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    12 months ago

    Hi toolate32 and thanks for your post. I’m hopeful that others in the community may reply to your inquiry. I did not want to leave your concern unanswered though. If you cannot breathe and this feeling persists or gets worse, you may want to consider going to an urgicare center or emergency room if you cannot reach your doctor. Today is Monday – have you tried to reach your physician? Please check back with us and let us know how you’re doing. Leon (site moderator)

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