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In October 2016 I started to have problems while out cycling, as the weeks wore on I got a very bad cough and breathing problems. My GP failed to diagnose the AF thinking it was exercised induced asthma and it was not until I went to my local A&E with very bad breathing problems in December where the AF was it was properly diagnosed.
It is now February 2017 and I have got a terrible problem. I started to have problems sleeping, I also have Type Two Diabetes and should I over do the carbs I quickly fall asleep after a meal. My problem is this because of the water builds up in my lungs brought on by the AF. When I am asleep I wake up in a bit of a panic struggling to breath. I have to sit on the side of the bed for quite some time before I can go back to sleep. More often I am unable to go back to sleep and I have to get up so as not to disturb my wife.
Recent development during bedtime I can no longer sleep normally, I may fall asleep but 5 to 10 minuets later I will wake up with breathing problems this can go on all day and all night. A second visit to A&E resulted in being advised to double the dose of water tablets for a day to see if this helps the situation. Sadly this did not help but rather it made me dehydrated which cause other problems.
My current situation is, on Monday I am to have a change of water medication to see if this helps. How I am dealing with this is to deliberately over do the carbs at meal times, which literally knocks me out for 2 - 3 hours. None of this is any good for my T2D.
This is a horrific situation to be in, I have lied on my bed with a pillow elevating my hips so any water in my lungs will flow and I can then bring it up and rid my self of it. This helps with my breathing but I am still unable to get any sort of sleep, as I am still experiencing the breathing problems mentioned above even after I have cleared my lungs of water. As you can imagine I am very worried and very tired.
Any one out there who can suggest some thing I am at the end of my tether.
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