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Theland | 19:05 Tue 23rd Feb 2021 | Body & Soul
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Hi Everybody.
I've been in bed all day with breathing problems.
SATS fell as !ow as 62 yesterday but came up quickly to settle at 86.
Taken Trimbow and Salamol inhalers, but no nebulizers today.
Also taken Carbocisteine and Lorazepam breathing tablets.
Just the short walk to the bathroom and back to bed leaves me gasping like a fish out of water.
I could do with a whiff of oxygen, but I'm afraid if I ring for paramedics I'll get kept in hospital.
I've got no cough or pain to indicate pneumonia, just chest feels a bit of a rattle.
I'm hoping bed rest will do the trick.
While I'm lying here I feel quite OK, just scared to move.
Am I doing the right thing, and let it pass ?
I got my jab twelve days ago, no Covid symptoms.

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Theland, those levels are not enough to sustain you. Please- ring for help, even if you do need to go to hospital.
Best wishes xx
What are your Sats now?
no your sats are too low and you should call the paramedics
oxygen will make you feel better
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Not even settling at 86? Sometimes they climb to 90.
No, theland. Please call them xx
theland I don't know about breathing problems but do have a friend on oxygen 24 hours a day, funny she was saying she knows what to do - she is supposed to be always 88-92 but over 92 she has to call the paramedics. I'm sure the paramedics could bring you some oxygen. Nobody should be suffering like that.
A bit low........but not necessarily for your situation.
A whiff of oxygen will certainly improve the situation.
If you are not keen to go into hospital then rest and monitor your sats overnight.
If you get chest pain and your shortness of breath gets worse,then you have little choice.
JJ.....I think that you have it th3 wrong way round.....over 92 is good.
If Sqad had a satu of 90
I would NOT reassure him it was OK

but that is just silly old me
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Just checked them with oximeter - settling at 86.
Just call them please, theland. I will refuse to annoy you on any further threads... unless you do :-) xx
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Settling at 86
Can you do your nebuliser and remeasure?
as I said Sqad - don't know much about breathing problems but do think they are one of the hardest to get through and not being able to breathe leads to panicking. Theland get some help.
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Just going to get a bit of a wash and go downstairs. Back in ha!f an hour. Thanks all.
Have you asked your GP (or the hospital) about the possibility of you having oxygen bottles in your home? If it was available to you, you'd be able to improve your blood-oxygen levels yourself, without the need to call upon the services of paramedics.
Exactly, jj... I have suggested long slow breathing before, because the last thing you need is a hyperventilating panic attack on top.
I can't understand that if Theland has all those breathing problems that he doesn't have ready access to oxygen, like my friend - hers seems to run from like a radiator all day, then when she goes to bed she dons a back pack for night time.

There are lots of things that can help at home. Oxygen canisters and low dose morphine for a start.
Pixie why doesn't Theland have that instead of him having to contact emergency services when perhaps he can help himself and naturally doesn't want to go into hospital.

My friend says exactly the same. She took a reaction to the Covid injection last Saturday which "worsened" the breathing - one of her carers wanted to get her put into hospital but friend no way - let me go on for one more day and hopefully it'll settle - which apparently it has.

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