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Hi all despite hardly having any sleep and having a rough nite with symptoms feeling suffocated..Ive been to my sisters today on my own for the first time in 10 months.I was only there about 10 mins or so i was sitting in her chair felt like i was swaying and felt so lightheaded and heart was racing and lump in my throat .But i still sat there i would have stayed longer but sis had to go to out i made a start even though i felt awful and strange.Then i walked home.I also went out in the car and actually went down a dual carriageway first time in 8 months.Im having a bad day symtoms raging but im carrying on best i can.

claire x

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Oh well done to you, that's a massive thing to have achieved. As for going down the dual carriageway in the car, wow .......I feel queasy just thinking about it.

Driving is a big difficulty for me but so is going on public transport !!!!!

You would have felt so lightheaded as you will have been taking little shallow breaths and not getting a big dose of oxygen.

If you are still feeling a bit dizzy etc try doing a massive breath out squeezing all the air out of your lungs and then letting your lungs fill up and repeat a couple of times, that way you get a lot of oxygen into your blood which will help with the dizziness and swaying.

Best wishes PL


Hello i know how u feel about the public transport thing i have a fear of that too another one to overcome.We will all get there one step at a time ive only just started going out in my dad car and actually sitting in the front the dual carriage way was a short one so i wasnt to bad but the parkway is the next one.Thankyou for tips on breathing.I hope ur ok and can start to get your life back which im sure u will.

love claire x


Oh Claire! how wonderful! what an achievement! my eyes have filled up with tears of happiness!!! you brave, brave girl : ) I hope you feel very proud of yourself and have a lovely treat!'s brilliant! carry on through the symptoms and DO practise the breathing P/L has described. I was doing that for about 3 hours last night ! I was a total wreck with one thing and another but it DID work. I'm so proud of you! and glad I came on and saw this! It's made my day Lots of Love and Hugs Ella xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Hello Ellabella thankyou for ur kind words and encouragement as always.I will treat myself later going to have a lovely roast pork for dinner my fave food lol x i will continue to practice even though i get days when i dont feel like it from feeling awful but i know there the best times to practice.I hope u are well and are doing ok too.Loads of love and a big hug from me back to you xxxxxxxxxx


Plus it's a HUGE Success Sweetheart : ) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Claire that is super awesome xxxx


Hi Claire

This summer I went to see my sister as well after 3 months and various attempts and I was anxious as well.I mean it was such a big thing for me!!Never been there bymyself yet but still that gave me a big boost ..I m sure I would be fine to get there bymyself next time.I have to say u ve been very brave !!!Well done for your big achievement ;-)


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