British Lung Foundation

Odd bouts of breathlessness

Hi all, anyone else get random bouts of breathlessness? I'm sat at my desk in work and one creeped up on me from nowhere, yet I walked half a mile to the bus stop with no issues this morning.

Seems to be quite regular when I'm sitting doing paperwork, then obviously I start thinking about it and it gets word in my head 🤒.

I'm beginning to wonder if it's hunger as I will not eaten today yet, shall send a minion for a nice sandwich me thinks.

Have a good day everyone and stay as well as you can 👍

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Pete gets that sometimes but no idea why. Hope you have a good lunch. Xxxx

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One of life's little mysteries I guess, ended up with sausage rolls, where lovely.

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Very nice too. Xxx 😀

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Could it be your posture? Hunching over and/or restricting the chest can have an impact on breathing.

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Quite possible, I might move my paperwork to a higher bench and stand to see if that helps at all.

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Worth a try. :)

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They say that standing is better for your health than sitting any way Keith. :-)

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Well been stood up for a good while and there's a massive improvement. Had to pile a load of boxes up to do my work 😂😂

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no good sitting if you've got a pile

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Hi...... Has the weather started to change in your area....for me

When rain is on the way and the air pressure drops I start gasping.......

Jo.

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The sun's been out here, quite shocking to wake up to it the last couple of mornings.

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Yep, happens to me if I sit to long or after eating. I get up & walk around. I walk around a lot in fact we have a walking group on facebook for people who have COPD & have a Fitbit, we set step challenges up to encourage each other to move more facebook.com/groups/1587237... We can only add people who have a Fitbit as we set the challenges via the Fitbit xx

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Sadly I don't indulge in Facebook. I do walk a lot on a daily basis in work, not as much as I did 5 months ago but still a fair few miles and up and down a large flight of stairs several times a day as that's how I get my cuppas lol

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I get that a lot lately and I think it's because I've been hold my breath, without realising it. xx

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