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Is it normal to feel out of breath during the night

Kazza01
Kazza01
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I have severe emphysema..over the last week i keep getting woken up with a sensation as if someone is sitting on my chest and feeling short of breath , however my sats are 94/95 % during this time.Does anyone else have this experience ?

Kazza

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Sorry to hear that Kazza,it must be a bit of a scary feeling.I realy feel you need to see your Doctor,I cant give you any answers, but I do know that sometimes that could pertain to your heart.Dont kow if you have any problems that way,or not.So I dont want to worry you,but you definetely need to get it checked out.Good luck, and let us know how you go.It could only be severe indigestion,but no guessing, make that appoinment!!

Wendells xxx

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Kazza01

Thanks for your reply Wendells, i do have an appointment next week to see GP i will mention it to her..there is no pain when this happens just feels like someone sitting on me and i cant get my breath.

Kazza

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Hi Kazza

That sounds so scary. I'm not a doctor but it sounds like when I used to suffer anxiety attacks before I was diagnosed. Hope you get some help and answers from your GP - whcih is where you should be going.

Marie x

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libbygood

Sounds like possible anxiety, but needs checking out.

Lib x

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Kazza01

thanks Marie and Lib x

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meldrum

yes it is with me ,not so much now,i used keep my inhaler unde my pillow,,but as medication has improved ,not that often now ....but i still keep it handy .

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Kazza01

thanks for your input Stitch and Meldrum will let you know what the GP thinks when i see her on the 11th march

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latingirlshyp

i to have very bad emphyzema, if i do fell like that sit up a little and calm your self down and wait you will get tierd again, your lungs are long so when you sit up againt the head board it gives your lungs a chance to fill up right. well it works for me.

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dave392

i too have the same feeling as if someone sat on my chest i also feel as if my hips are being crushed and have chronic pain in my back in the chest reason was going to mention to consultant on monday to see what they say as ive had xrays on hips and back hips dr says its wear and tear my back they cant find anything but it really takes my breathe awaay feels like im being crushed

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Hi, I am a carer for my husband who has COPD, but I am so stressed out as I am at his beck and call all the time, and sometimes in the night have to get up and go and make a drink as I feel as if someone is also sitting on my chest, once I get up and have a drink it settles down and I feel okay, I went to the doctors and they said it was stress and to deep breathe slowly.

My husband also suffers with it, but he calls for me as he can't deep breathe so I massage his back until he calms down and then he is okay.

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Kazza01

Many thank you all for your care and advice

Kazza xx

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latingirlshyp

yes i have that and my stats are normal but i still feel like i am out of breath, normal, take a puff of your inhaler and sit up a little and you will be able to breath normal in a minut

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Skleiner

Yes, have been experiencing this lately too. Never had problems before.

What do you do?

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