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Couldn't take a deep breath
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Thanks everyone. I have reflux disease and have had problems like this before. If i'm not better in a couple of days, I'll seek medical attention. Today was a holiday here in Ontario and I'm away the next two days so hopefully it will resolve itself.
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Just a quick update to this problem. I had all kinds of tests done and the doctor could not find a reason for my inability to take a deep breath. This week I had my respiration therapist's appointment and I mentioned it to him. On my second visit he had changed my pressure from 9 to 10 which appeared to be causing a heaviness in my upper chest and he thought maybe that might also be the cause of my breathing problem. He switched me back to 9 and I'm doing much better. So if anyone else experiences this, you might need a pressure change.
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Hi Sandra_ON,
It's great to hear that your tests came back normal and I'm glad to hear that lowering your pressure resolved your problems with taking deep breaths.
trish6hundred
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Update on my breathing problem....

Saw the RT this week. When I first went my pressure was 9, after 3 wks he raised it to 10 (the sleep study had indicated 9), then I started having the breathing problem but I didn't equate it to the rise in pressure. So this time when I told him about the breathing problems and heaviness in chest which had also developed, he said it might be because of the change in pressure so he reduced to 9 again. My breathing isn't back but seems to be much better and the chest heaviness is mostly gone. (Sigh of relief) I had gone to the doctor and had heart tests and lung tests and showed nothing.
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