..Breathing Problems......Techniques to Help and What You Experience

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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/12/2008 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
......... smilewinkgrin
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Okay another thread ppl wanted was on on breathing
 
I have COPD.....which basically is your breathing is made more difficult by the things that go on your Bronchia........the lil hairs catch all kinds of things like dust ect......thus making it harder to breath or if severe enough you may need oxygen and a nebulizer(sp)
 
I have Spirava and I also use the nebulizer twice a day
Morning and evening prior to bed
After my lung surgury I had to have oxygen at home ...
But I am not using it now
 
For my breathing especaiily when going up and down 3 flights of a house I do stop and I will concentrate on breathing tech's.......I never leave home w/o my spiriva
 
PLUS if you are going out in cold /windy weather.........I personally pull my coat up over mouth to stop any problems or wear a scarf...........
 
It is a very scary thing to go thru at times but you can make it thru if you use tech's and meds if indicated by doc
 
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/12/2008 9:02 AM (GMT -7)   
....Just helping out when the members want a thread .....
.but thanks for the kind word


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stkitt
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   Posted 12/12/2008 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Family...........Move that Bus  LOL

Breathing exercises are a wonderful way to  decrease your anxiety and also help you slow your breathing down.

I have GERD and sometimes I find I am a bit short of breath.  Especially going up flights of steps.

Also my anxiety will start to kick in so I breathe to kick it back out.

There are many techniques but here is an  easy one, the 3 part breathing exercise. I like this one.

Find a place where it's quiet.

Sit in a straight back chair with both feet on the floor or lie on the floor with a straight spine.

Begin inhaling by expanding the abdomen (let it inflate like a balloon), then move the breath into your rib cage and, finally, all the way into your upper chest.

Exhale by reversing this action; begin at your collarbones and exhale down through your rib cage and into your abdomen. Contract your abdominal muscles as you finish exhaling.

You might find it helpful to lightly place your right hand on your abdomen and your left hand on your rib cage to help direct the breath on its journey.

Begin by practicing for one minute and then gradually lengthen the practice to five minutes.

This technique helps to eliminate shallow chest breathing and encourages full exhalation and inhalation.

Once again, there's no need to push yourself or judge yourself for being anxious. The idea is simply to be quiet for a short time and notice your breath.

Peace begins with a smile,

Kitt


 

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Pennylane905
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   Posted 12/12/2008 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Good post Kitt - I have recently discovered this type of breathing and it really helps. I think that when I get anxious my breathing becomes shallow and I feel like I'm not getting enough air. But if you focus on your breathing and let your abdomen fill up like a balloon, which at first doesn't feel natural, and then breathe out slowly, it helps. It might take a few practices to get the hang of it, but once you do you can do it anywhere. I do it in the car or whenever I feel like I need to. And plus it's not really noticeable by other people unless you really exaggerate it, which is nice because you can do it in public and not feel funny.

Green Grove
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   Posted 12/12/2008 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lyn for the thread :)

Kitt, I just recently learned about this breathing exercise lately also, and it helps me so much. I always have my albuterol on me just in case, but I try not to overdo it. The new Pro Air HFA is not as good as the older ones IMO. Kind of feel jittery at times (or maybe it's my anxiety:) lol, who knows :)

I am glad to be able to have a good technique to breath, because I think that all the years of shallow breathing since I was a child is one of the factors of my anxiety. Since I've learned this, I am so much more relaxed and calm :) Thank God!!!

Oh, and if anyone has Costochondritis or Fibro flares around the chest wall area, this breathing exercise is awesome too. It really helps with the pain at times. :) Yogis practice breathing like this for yoga for a good reason IMO :) It's just a more natural way to breathe to help your body out in many ways :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
TTYL,
 
Sam
 
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/12/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Lil sis
That is all gret info
I am doing breathing tech's but
I am going to try that one out and see if it works better

THanks all for the input and sharing

Keep posting

LYN
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Fibro & Other DD

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                            ~ FIGHT the FIGHT with all YOU HAVE ~
               Look For The GOOD, Even At Your Lowest
  We Have Anxiety and Panic...................Anxiety and Panic DO NOT Have us         
   
..........LYN

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