Hi have read people getting short of breath and wonder what they mean, is it out of breath or cant breath has i got diagnosed mainly because of my wheezing and kept wakeing up in the night and feeling tired and smoked for 45 years.
Have been ok for 2 years since being diagnosed with COPD and then the not smoking and exercise and got myself fit not been on any meds for a year has i was on seretide 500 then cut down to 250 but kept my has and when blue top inhaller has my gp said just in case.
Last night for the second time has this happend last week also
I woke up in the night and felt short of breath finding it hard to breath.
Dont get me wrong i was not gasping or panicking and has i layed there i wonderd if this was in my mind it felt like a hunger for air has if i was breathing though a straw and it was like there was a weight on my chest but all very mild.
I sat up and done some breathing exercises but still felt the same so i had a puff of my blue top has and when ventolin inhaler and layed back down.
After takeing that inhaler i then new that this short of breathing was not in my mind has i could breath so much better and felt good normal with my breathing.
I know this is stupid of me but what has upset me a little was that after 2 years with no breathing problems and really looking after myself and what i can do now in the gym and no meds for a year i thought that if this COPD was mild it may have revesed itself so felt so happy.
But now i have had an expeirience of how it feels with the breathing and thats going to get worse later in life i feel really down just like when i was first diagnosed 2 years ago.
Anyway will keep up the exercise and see how it goes has i think this must have been the reason i felt good for so long also have another spirometry lung test in april
And best wishes everyone