Good morning I am writing on behalf of my mother who is 79 years old and up until 8 weeks ago was managing very well with her COPD. However now it's a different picture as her breathlessness has become so bad it takes her to do basics like get dressed and even brushing her hair is difficult. When rested she appears well and can have long conversations without any problem. Recently she has been prescribed 2mg of Diazepam and 15mg Mirtrazepam as she has become anxious and depressed due to not being able to do basic housework. I bought an oximetry as in the last 4 weeks her readings have been between 92/95 and last night they were 84/86. She hasn't had gas checks but was thinking of contacting her GP. Also dietitian coming tomorrow as struggling to maintain a good diet. I am pleased to be in touch with people who are aware of these concerns as it feels as a family we lack support.
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