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I have COPD and take seretide and spiriva. I have had the shock of finding my 43yo son dead on his bed - cause unknown. My dyspnea has gotten much worse over the last 3 days, since his funeral. Can anyone suggest anything that may help? Thanks

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I am so very sorry for you tawol, I can't begin to imagine how how traumatic that must have been for you.

I can't give you any practical advice, others, more knowledgable will be along to help with that but, I can well expect that such a shock is bound to have affected your breathing, mainly through the emotional stress you must be in.

Please except my sincere condolences. xx

Dear tawol please accept my condolences on the loss of your son. Like casper said the shock and grief you must be suffering from would im sure be affecting your breathing. I have enclosed details of a site that I hope could help you to try and start to deal with the emotional and physical symptoms since losing your precious son. My thoughts are with you x


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How awful for you and I am so sorry for your loss. I don't have any answers for you I'm afraid but I hope someone will be in shortly who has. Take care x

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I am so sorry Tawol, after you have suffered such a dreadful shock I am sure it must affect your health and breathing. I hope you can find help and some answers. I too am thinking of you. x

Dear tawol,I am so sorry for your terrible grief.I lost my son he was 38 .It was bad enough watching him die in hospital from cancer but to find your son like that is awful and a terrible shock to your system.I am asthmatic and the grief brought on attack after attack.I even ended up in hospital on ogygen .I eventually phoned the Samaritans and spoke to a lovely woman and I know now it did help.At the time I could`nt talk about him to anyone,not even my husband or daughter.Grief affects us all differently tawol but please talk to someone.I found out most of the Samarathans have lost a child.If you would like to talk pm me please and know I am thinking of you. margaret. xxxxx

My heart and deepest sympathies go out to you tawol and I truly hope you can get some help and advice for the terrible shock you have suffered. xx

Thank you, kind people.

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Hello tawol, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your son, I can't even imagine. Please make sure you get or have the support you need. My heart goes out to you xxx I can't help with your dyspnea but I'm sure someone on the forum will be able to offer advise. Thinking of u xx

Sorry to hear of your sudden loss of your son, what a shock for you. No wonder your breathing is worse, this may not be best so soon after the funeral but maybe later Cruse can give you details of a group for parents who have lost their child and need to talk, in fact your own GP may have details. I am so sorry I can't remember the name to contact. Take care and look after yourself , take one day at a time and listen to what your body is telling you. Thinking of you Tawol at this very sad time xx

Thinking of you what a terrible time you have been through, it will take a long time to accept the loss of your son if you ever do,but it does become easier to live with.I lost my son aged 36 in 2004 and i still miss him lots. xx

My deepest condolences to you & your family.......what a dreadful shock for you.

Please go & see your doctor for advice on how to deal with the awful circumstances that you find yourself in. Please take care of yourself.

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