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Shortness of breath.

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Lojos, May 13, 2021.

  1. Lojos

    Lojos New Member

    Morning anxiety.
    I live my life as normally as I can.Every 2nd day I take my dog to the dog park 15kms away and because there are seats there I can walk as far as I am able.Other days I socialise with fellow resort dwellers or go into town for a coffee.I have had spondylolisthesis and vertigo.I saw a neurosurgeon 2years ago who wanted to operate but I decided not to go ahead with it.The pain has definitely lessened but because of where I live -a hilly country township I have difficulty walking any distance because my hips and lower back muscles are tight and I become fatigued and short of breath.I have mentioned this to my GP over the last year and he tells me I am not fit.(I am 76)I do have sleep apnoea and my SPO2 levels were low 4years ago in another state.
    Should I insist my GP sends me to a respiratory physician or not?
    Also I have developed morning anxiety but it soon abates when I get up.Is this normal?
  2. MWsunin12

    MWsunin12 Beloved Grand Eagle

    On certain days, I will feel short of breath walking the hills around my home. If I focus on it, I get even more breathing issues.
    Try this: Put your focus on your feet. Instead of thinking of it as a climb, mentally break it down into steps, even if you count them or say "Right. Left. Right." Relax into the rhythm of your feet moving your body forward. Ignore your breathing. Think of how your feet and ankles are getting enough blood to move and function, therefore so is your back and hips. Relax into trusting your body.
    This helps me.
  3. Lojos

    Lojos New Member

  4. Lojos

    Lojos New Member


    Thanks for that advice.I shall put it into practice.

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