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I've been blessed since my diagnosis alittle over a year ago....I even got a bit better because I stopped smoking meaning I was on oxygen when I left the hospital and then bc I quit smoking while in there I only needed oxygen when I exert. My lung function is about 50% and my pulse oximeter reads 91-92 while not on oxygen.
But....I have had increased SOB the past 3 days now...could barely do anything without panting and needing oxygen but...my pulse ox numbers still read pretty good. But today I woke up and I could tell I was really weak and fatigued....out of breath a bit just going to the bathroom. My pulse ox was 83-85! So I put on oxygen and have had it on all day now...that brought me to 91. Then a bit later I took my emergency inhaler.and now I'm at 95 with oxygen. Guys....it's been very humid outside...some folks say it's the humidity. Or is this what they call an exacerbation???? Will this just pass most likely? Do we try to ride these out unless of course we stay in distress??? I got really scared but am trying not to over react.......any thoughts?
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