I have never posted on the British Lung Association site before, but was a regular participant in the discussions about PSP until my husband died from this terrible disease in 2012. I live in the US, but, when I lived in London in the 1990's, benefited from the excellent care that I received for my COPD.
I have had COPD for many years and have lived a normal life with, family, job and travel. However, of late, as I get closer to 80 years , I find that my COPD is constantly causing me to experience shortness of breath with almost any exertion.
I participate in a physical therapy program and thus have my oxygen levels and heart rate checked regularly. I find that with an oxygen level of 95 or higher, i have a heart rate of 107 and experience extreme shortness of breath. I wonder what is going on. I fear that I am developing a heart condition of some sort. Does anyone have any ideas about what could be going on?