Yea definitely. And sometimes it feels like my belly is pushing up into my lungs!!!
me too. Like a hand jumps out under rib cage and grabs breathe away. What is it.
I think it's because the heart is pumping enough, especially with HF patients. I had difficulty breathing but It was because I had blood clots in both of my lungs, especially when I laid on my back. I dont know if it helps but I drink one half gallon of water every day. Not at one time, but I sip through-out the day. Of course, I have to get up before day break, but it's worth it. I try to avoid salt but we need it, so when I do use it, I use very little. It's hard to break that habit with salt and sugar.
Yes I have just prioritize what I chose to do and when
Latoya Johnson Keelen, PhD Moderator & Contributor
Having difficulty breathing is very common among heart failure patients. For many of us, it is associated with fluid build up in the lungs. Our editorial team did a nice feature on shortness of breath: https://heart-failure.net/symptoms/shortness-of-breath. Out of curiosity, are you having difficulty managing your fluid levels?
I am having difficulty measuring fluid levels...I was never told how much or how little was allowed. I am actually in the hospital today and will ask them.
Frank Clement Member
I have been going to the doctors and hospital for over a year and just noticed that I am having trouble breathing but the doctors don't hear anything when they check me. Yet breathing is hard. Sitting in my chair and breathing hard. Sometimes just wish it would happen! Tired of this feeling!
John Bottrell, RRT Moderator & Contributor
Hi. Sorry for the late reply. I am just getting caught up from my vacation. I see it has been a while since you posted. How are you doing today? John. heart-failure.net community moderator.