Hi everyone....it's been a long time since I joined this site, however, I rarely post..just enjoy reading everything! I have a questions I hope someone can answer.
I have severe COPD (FEV 29%) on O2 24/7 at 2 LPM constant. pUlse flow not working well for me as I am a shallow breather.
I have flown many times with O2 concentrator with no issue. Just recently I flew to California (3.20hrs) and had problems at around 28k feet up. My O2 concentration was down in the mid 70,s at 5LPM pulse, and 2 LPM constant. Needless to say, I was in trouble. I didn't even think to ask the attendant for help, too busy concentrating on staying calm, breathing correctly and trying to relax my heart...it was racing!
It is 2 days since I returned from. That flight and I am so exhausted, I feel like I did after I had pneumonia! Am seeing doc end of March but was wondering whether my concentrator didn't do its job or if my lungs just decided to not work??? I am just so concerned that my flying days Are over. I had the best concentrator (they claim). A respironics simply go. I don't have any infection symptoms except short of breath.
Thanks for any help. Healthy breathing to you all!! Jackie