Panic Breathing with COPD
Once upon a time, maybe 4 years or so ago I needed to get off a plane after it landed, and without thinking that I needed oxygen to move I just rushed out once the doors opened up. I wanted to be the first up the plane bridge to see my son, I was so excited as we live on separate costs. But when I stepped onto the jet bridge I couldn't take another step. I didn't have any air. I was panicked and had to wait to calm down to go any further. At the time that it happened all I could think about was, ah oh, now what? What do I do? This had never happened before. Human traffic eager to get off the pane too was building up behind me so I knew that I had to move. A pulmonologist said that I had had bronchospasms. I now can see that it also was a panic breathing session. I finally stepped off to the side and after a while, I finally took a long deep breath. It was indeed a panic time. It's my understanding that this can happen out of nowhere too.
Meet Jeff Collings. He is a moderator for COPD.net.
He is the COPD man to watch and learn from to help your breathing if you have COPD. He is sensible, easy to listen to, and has stage 4 COPD so he knows what he is dealing with. This video deals with recovery from panic breathing and includes using a pulse oximeter, pursed-lip breathing, using a rescue inhaler, and more.