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Bronchiestatis and tiredness

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Aug 16 12:08pm | Replies (33)

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Absolutely, I have those days. I find that getting overtired triggers the fatigue for days afterward, so I am pretty good about taking a mid-day rest, or even a nap, BEFORE I get that distressing fatigue. I know I did too much yesterday & today, so tomorrow I shall turn off the alarm clock, schedule little work, and probably take an afternoon nap.
I also find that doing deep diaphragmatic breathing (aka "belly breathing") often throughout the day helps ward off fatigue – I guess by getting more oxygen into the body.

PS I found out (again) this winter that wearing a mask in cold air prevents a lot of my shortness of breath – of course I knew this 25 years ago when my kids were competitive skiers and we spent many hours out in the cold – I just forgot!

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I also raised a bunch of ski racers. In fact, I used to get my cough going every November when I'd hike up a mountain early morning about 10,000 ft, boot packing, to reach the finish line of the opening Noram slalom races at Loveland Pass, COLO , — high altitude, especially since we came from coastal, maritime environment — i..e. zero altitude, all of which would freeze my lungs and trigger my Mac cough. For many years it lasted about 6 months, then it started staying all year, which, accompanied by nodules on CT scans, is what prompted me to get testing that disclosed MAC. Where were your kids racing? Mine ended up racing all over.