Like many of you out there I to am feeling the strain of coping with COPD. I have recently gone down with a really nasty chest infection. This has left me in a really bad state of mind.The pain in my back is excruiating and this coupled with my copd has left me with such a fear of dying while I sleep that i keep putting it off . Even with my wife and daughter urging me to try to sleep I insist on just sitting on the edge of the bed and almost falling over because I am so tired. Its been three days now and I have just made do with cat naps . I know my illness is getting worse because of this but the feeling of anxiety that I keep getting has stopped me getting a good nights sleep. now it has gone from a niggling worry to a full scale panic attack . All the antibiotics and painkillers seem to make no difference. Has anybody else felt like this ?
Its a feeling of not being able to cope and feeling that I am not in control of my life.