I've reached a new level!

By Gulcherboy Latest Reply 2013-01-20 00:16:10 -0600
Started 2013-01-16 12:44:00 -0600

I have developed two exciting, new (for me) problems. First is a serious shortness of breath. It comes on with anything from sitting still and watching TV to walking half the length of my home. The other is sudden-onset hyperventilation. When I'm in the midst of an attack, it seems completely uncontrollable. But, after a couple of minutes, it begins to slow down on its own.

I'm really starting to hate heart failure!

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HeartHawk 2013-01-20 00:16:10 -0600 Report


Don't have CHF but I have had that weird hyperventilation feeling from things as simple as walking up one flight of stairs. It is almost as though the sudden stop of exertion creates a condition like my body wants to keep breathing heavy. Yeah, it subsides after a few minutes. Doc say's it nothing but still feels weird!

No doubt about it, HF sucks. All that is left to do is fight it. On the positive side, it is possible to reverse it or at least slow it down although everyone is different and it ain't necessarily easy!


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