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I have bad copd and bone disease and find it very hard to cope with also suffer with panic attacks and I do find it hard day by day 


  • kristina123
    kristina123 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Not to sure what I am doing 
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi kristina and welcome

    COPD can be a very hard thing to come to terms with. Do your panic attacks come from this or some other source ?

    Is there anything we can help you with ?


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • peterbee
    peterbee Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hello Kristina - do you do special breathing for your COPD?  Always spending more time breathing out than breathing in? (Expelling the CO2 to make room for the oxygen I think).  Would this type of breathing help with the panic attacks?

  • Topkitten
    Topkitten Member Posts: 1,285 Pioneering
    I don't know whether it's just something done for TV or not but what about using a bag to breathe in and out into? I assume there is some truth in it for them to show it. I must admit that I haven't really noticed my breathing during attacks. I just get very stressed out, start shaking and crying and just want to curl into a ball and disappear.

    "I'm on the wrong side of heaven and the righteous side of hell" - from Wrong side of heaven by Five Finger Death Punch.


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