Does barometric pressure make it harder to breathe when it's really high?

Ok,I know this sounds nuts,but I've been on oxygen for over a year and I've had some really bad days when I get out of breath easily and days where I can actually go without the oxygen and walk around outside and enjoy myself. I'm sorta keeping track of those "heavy,muggy" days when the barometric pressure is high and those clear,crisp days when I feel great and the pressure is medium or low...any thoughts?

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I understand totally as I also was on oxygen for 4 years
In fact, I have just come off of it. But it is not something that I think made me breathe easier really. I think the real problem is the lung capacity, and by that I mean even the muscles to pull in the lungs, in and out for breathing.
I also often wonder why some days I can get around easy, and others it is so hard.
This may help you too.
I finally after 4 years having such difficulty breathing, found out through a new doctor, I have heart problems. I also found out today, I had a mild heart attack at some potion in time. I was put on a diuretic medication and instantly could walk and breathe better.
May I also suggest getting on morphine, a low dose around the clock to help with breathing. The water pill helps significantly for me. Much of this had to do with fluid on the heart, it can also affect your breathign if you have some fluid in the lung. But for me on the heart was the problem all along. Yes the lung damage, and the cancer contributes to it.
I also note now if I have too much sodium in my daily diet, the breathing is so much worse the next day. and see if it makes a difference. Stay off high sodium foods and see if this helps.
Good luck
Sandy

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You know I have taken over the counter water pill for swelling of my ankles and come to think of it, I did feel easier breathing. The last scan I had showed significant fibrosis which was caused by radiation, The bottom 3rd of my right lower lobe was removed, and the middle portion shows damage from scarring and the fibrosis. I also have bilateral emphazemic changes? But I've come a long way and hope to keep on gaining ability to be more active.I will talk to my doc. Tell me more about the morphine,isn't that addictive?

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It sounds exactly like me!!
If you have any swelling in feet and ankles let your primary care doctor know about it, get put on a regular prescription which is stronger, I know it will make a big difference. but also watch the salt intake, and soda has so much in it, and chocolate, so many foods we do not think of.
I finally figured it out, and know what works and eating a lot of salt does not help.
Yes, morphine is highly addictive, but if this needs to be given for you to breathe well, then so be it. I finally came off of Morphine almost. I am weaning myself, and now am able to stop it, and use it as needed . I did have a hard time coming off of it, but my life was so bad with my breathing I wanted to kill myself. I could not live that way, so there was no way out, I really needed it. Now that I found out the problem is from all of the swelling in the heart, as I had seen it in my ankles, and feet, I realized it was congestive heart failure. So went to the doctor, and he confirmed this.
Since you are not on any morphine, why not go and at least have the doc check you out and get you on a regular water pill that they prescribe for you. If it does not work, then I would recommend this low dose of morphine, believe me it makes it ,more tolerable. Whether it is an addictive drug or not is not the question here. Your comfort is what counts.
You have lung cancer. Morphine is given for cancer all THE TIME and for more reasons than pain, or discomfort. it really helps make it easier to breathe.
As I said, if you get the real problem corrected by seeking out the correct medications for the excess fluid, you may not need to go on the morphine, but for occasional days when you do have more swelling the morphine is good to have on hand.
Take care, don't be afraid of becoming addicted to anything with a cancer diagnosis. It is very common to get put on it eventually.
God, bless Sandy

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Thank you,sweet lady! I'll take your advice to heart,hee,hee!

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getting back to barometric pressure..I totally agree with you... .it is harder to breathe when it is hot , humid &/or damp. my pulmonologist told me to stay indoors on days like that. when it's dry and cool I can go outside & walk. I also find walking difficult on a windy day so I avoid that also. Actually I look for any excuse not to go walking except to the mall. :-)

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You sound like my kind of woman,grandmado! I do like walking outside,when the weather is good to me. My boyfriend took this picture of me on such a day. I've had to have the oxygen everyday since,though.

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I've been on oxy for one year now 24/7. It's supposed to get to 70 today so I will take a walk around our village.
joan

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I to have trouble on hot/humid days and have been told to stay inside. Wind and cold bother me. We have had alot of air quailty alerts also. I love to go to the mall, but there is something there that makes it harder for me to breathe.
Penny

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It's cloudy and cold and rainy looking here...umm I might just go back to bed...yawn!
Where's your village,grandmado? Do you take your portable o2 with you? Do you have a wheeli or do you just carry it? Have you heard about the "flap surgery"...they cut a flap in your neck and the oxygen fits into your flap,so you don't have to wear a nose canula. I thought about it,but decided I'd rather just try to get rid of this stupid o2!

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around the house I have a 50 hose connected to the concentrator that reaches all over. When I go out I use a portable Helios tank. It's filled with liquid oxygen & weighs about 6 lbs when it;s full & can last up to 8 hrs.depending on whether on have it "on demand" or constant flow. I have a large tank of the liquid oxy in my garage and fill the portable tank as needed. when I walk around my village here in Calabash NC, or at a mall, I put the tank into an umbrella stroller so I don't have to carry it. we take it to the movies where I put it on constant flow so you don't hear that "hiss". I don't think I'd do that flap surgery either. you'd still have to drag a hose around.

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