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PannaMariaGirl

696d

I've suffered from severe shortness of breath even while doing small things like walking down a short hall. a few feet, or getting up to do anything. is this normal for long covid? only symptom really but it controls my daily life. I impacs my quality of life. or could this be cops and I need oxygen? I feel like I'm 80. I'm 56.

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    • ITOLISMAP

      619d

      My resp therapist while I was hospitalized explained what they were calling... The covid cliff. I could walk 20' once, rest, try walking again and couldn't exert at all. O2 says dumped. They said you never know where the cliff is, sometimes you can go a second or 3rd time...eventually your sats drop, and takes a heck of recovery time. Slow building up stamina w/therapy. I am finally off oxygen from covid in November of last year.

    • ITOLISMAP

      619d

      My resp therapist while I was hospitalized explained what they were calling... The covid cliff. I could walk 20' once, rest, try walking again and couldn't exert at all. O2 says dumped. They said you never know where the cliff is, sometimes you can go a second or 3rd time...eventually your sats drop, and takes a heck of recovery time. Slow building up stamina w/therapy. I am finally off oxygen from covid in November of last year.

    • Zoey_Val

      683d

      Some days are worse than others for me. The worst is shortness of breath from doing small things like making my bed or tying my shoes. It’s awful. I don’t check my oxygen often but sometimes I have episodes where I get really shaky and keep yawning every 3 seconds - maybe oxygen deprived? Idk but it is terrible I wish doctors knew more about Long Covid. :(

    • crzy1

      683d

      It's weird but my SOB comes and goes. Sometimes it's manageable, other times not so much. Yesterday I was carrying in groceries and I was having issues with SOB and after the 3rd trip, I felt like I was dying! It's so crazy! I have lots of other Covid related issues too.

    • Leeroxa

      694d

      I hope to ride ine day again....

    • ChristinM

      695d

      Yes long covid symptoms. My physical therapist recommends starting with biking before walking. Either way it still not fun on the lungs. I got a wheelchair.

    • Leeroxa

      696d

      Long Covid is real and left me with lung and heart damage. I just keep moving. Im having to retire from 28 years teaching, but I have a different Journey.

    • Leeroxa

      696d

      Dont give up and keep up the regular appointments. I keep on walking even if it is around tge house. I also use a breathing aparatus called the Breather.

    • PannaMariaGirl

      696d

      There's nothing worse for me in this world than not being able to breathe in air if you've never gone through that you have no idea how terrifying it is

    • PannaMariaGirl

      696d

      Thank you so much

    • MummaD11

      696d

      https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2022-03-15/long-covid-may-bring-long-term-lung-damage#:~:text=March%2015%2C%202022%2C%20at%2010%3A00%20a.m.&text=TUESDAY%2C%20March%2015%2C%202022%20(,small%20airways%20of%20their%20lungs.

      • PannaMariaGirl

        696d

        @MummaD11 wow. Thank you for sharing that. Initially I thought my sob was due to recovering from a heart attack last July. But I should be much better already if that were all instead the same or worse some days. This long covid explains alot but some people look at you crazy bc they believe it was all made up. The pandemic the disease the after effects. All of it is real I want to scream buy have no air...lol Anyway. Thanks again

    • Monie30

      696d

      I'm the same way I went for sleep study they said I had sleep apnea then said I didn't then went 2 another sleep study and they said it looked like I needed more oxygen. No one truly knows anything like all drs given up on all of us long haulers and our symtoms

      • PannaMariaGirl

        696d

        @Monie30 thank you for answering me and reaching out this is the first time talk to anybody about it who's had it it's it's horrible stuff people don't understand it and you can't get enough air they think it's they keep trying to use my asthma it is not my asthma it's different I don't know if it's COPD now or I don't know but I know it's not my regular asthma thank you so much for reaching out

        • Emmaline

          683d

          @PannaMariaGirl if your SOB is your only symptom, you are very lucky! I’m up around 50 symptoms. Be sure to jump on Facebook group Survivor Corp. There’s a subgroup for breathing problems

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