Does anyone else get anxiety or panic attacks with copd? I'm taking 15 mg of prednisone daily and was wondering if this may be the cause been taking them about 7 months now, also two inhalers, spiolto respimat and combivent respimat.
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When first diagnosed with COPD I regularly had panic attacks, I found its a bit of mind over matter to calm down, I used to look at one of my favourite snaps of Ibiza, I know it sounds crazy it almost instantly I calmed down. I've also used pics of grand-children or anything I love.
May be worth a try.
Hello Roy , I get panicked too , I thought it’s because now I get breathless so easily and I can’t react things quickly, i get upset and get breathless easily like someone come over without notice. I try to clam myself down, it has been my goal of the day, just trying to tell myself I am ok and calm myself down. I have cough attacks when like my husband ask me so many questions and I feel like it’s a small panic reaction cause I feel hard to talk sometimes nowadays too.
I hate Prednisone just for that reason I have been on a tapering dose for a couple of weeks because I thought I was getting an infection and wouldn't be able to attend rehab I became so anxious had to cancel classes for this week. Unable to talk on phone or accept any visitors. Even had an ambulance come once I just couldn't calm myself. Hopefully next week will be better.
I take prednisone because of a weight problem. But take between 1 or 2 when needed never had a problem with them. I do have panic attacks now take lorazepam 1.5 in the morning even getting to the car I panic my breathing goes all over the place. I worry about my breathing a lot and often feel are staring at me as I use a wheelchair and also a nasal granular. I go to church then people and children. I do have severe COPD they did talk about lung transplant but startedvpanicing as to what it emtails
Hi, Yes I do get anxiety attacks when I feel I can't breath, when sitting low in a car or even getting into bed without a back stop which is nearly vertical. a low chair & I can't lay flat etc. It's nothing new but inconvenient & without either plenty of pillows/cushions I don't know what would happen. It's even taken me up to 30 mins to get into an ambulance with too lower seat, they have to put me in a wheelchair with a cushion then strap the chair to the floor.
I feel for you.
Hi Roy Yes I have to take Prednison but after a couple of days I get that feeling like I just want to scream [its a horrible feeling ] At first I did not want to rake this but it was prednison versus can I breath So I surrenderd and took the prednison The best thing talk to your DR' about it he or she might give you something to calm down while you are on Prednison