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Oxygen during this hot weather.

Hubby, Bernie has been using more oxygen lately since the heatwave we have been having.

He seems worn out most of the time, mornings being his best time to do things. Is this normal? I ask as we dont know anyone else with his problem. I could phone pulmnory office and check i supose. Reading your comments I thought I would ask you all xx

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For me yes i am finding everything alot more effort (though im not on oxagen) and having a nap in the afternoon helps.😎

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Hello CSimms, I would say that Pete has been more breathless in the hot weather but he’s always tired anyway. Not on oxygen either. Xxxxx

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I only use oxygen, when I'm mobile ,but yes I think the heat makes you more tired

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I am also using more oxygen in the heat. I don’t think it is just the heat but increased pollen and dust.

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I am on oxygen full time and my breathing has been very much worse in the heat. I've spent most of my time inside. Yesterday and today have been cooler and i have felt much better.

From what doctors and nurses have said to me, this is quite usual

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My husband has been very tired and had to turn up his oxygen too.

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Hello CSimms452 .

Yes, it is harder in the heat. Breathing takes more effort, which means using more energy and if you are battling heat with humidity it can be a nightmare . Humidity makes the air much denser, not ideal for us that struggle under normal conditions let alone with that extra challenge.

Cool showers and cooling fans , air coolers help for me. Hang in there.

Warm wishes,

Cas xx 🐳

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I'm ok early am then go down hill for the rest of the day. I am oxygen and the hot weather is not suiting me. Nice to see we have some rain in greater Manchester this morning

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By using more oxygen I assume you mean more often not that he is changing the flow rate which would be extremely dangerous to do as we must only use the flow rate prescribed for us.

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I find the Humidity takes my Breath Away, My Oxygen stays the same as it's prescribed like all Meds, Check with your Resp. Nurse before increasing it. I have also Bought some smaller Fans so they are not too invasive on my Face. I still love this weather though. good Luck. XXXX

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Your husband sounds just like me, which is normal for people like us in this weather.

Good luck.

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has any one heard from Soe Mac It is used for oxygin

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Have you heard from Soe Mac a little machine that can give you Oxygin

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Levina what is the criteria for this as I have never heard of thisx

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Hallo I never heard of thid to I got a sister who mentioned it to me she lives in England

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Quick question on behalf of Dad who has IPF: when the weather resumes to normal UK weather, will these symptoms (ie breathlessness) disappear? He’s not on O2 but is going for an assessment next week but I’m hoping that it’s this warm humid stuff that’s causing him to feel like things are getting worse. It would be so good to know that it’s a temporary thing. All the info suggests it’s common for a flare up of symptoms in this weather, but I can’t seem to find out if this is a temporary state or if it’s permanent in IPF. Any help from other sufferers would be useful. Thanks!

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