I do not recall at what level of oxygen I should be at to see if I need to get back to the doctor today or if waiting until tomorrow would be alright? I am still having labored breathing. Any opinions?
92 is still a bit low but not too bad. 94 to 100% saturation is best. It is more your call. If you are still struggling to breathe then maybe you should be seen?
If your breathing is labored, you should call your doctor. Going from 87 to 92 means your oxygen saturation is coming up. That is very good. But being labored in your breathing is not. You should at least call them. Feel better soon.
92 is ok, not wonderful but within normal. Under 90 isn't ok. Do you think you may have gotten some pneumonia? I'm just concerned if you're struggling to breathe.
Hi pamee, the previous members have said it all, I would have to agree that if you are having labored breathing to go again, until you are fine.
Hi Pamee, sorry it took me so long to answer. I too have not been feeling well. Also COPD related. I agree with everyone's comments as well. I have been having increased breathing difficulties and a cough. My pulse ox was in the 80's and then finally went to 92. The pollen out here in Arizona where I live is extremely high every day and the doc said that us why it is flaring up. Using my inhaler more lately, but now am feeling better and he said my lungs are clear, which is great for me since I have had Pneumonia 3 times in the past 18 months. I hope that since it took me so long to get back to you, and reading the other competent replies, that you are now feeling better. Will talk to you soon.
Hi my dad has COPD for over way over 20 years now . And these last two years have been pretty rough. He has found when his chest congestion gets build up in his lungs ,his oxygen level goes down under 90. To get his oxygen level back up he has to do his coughing exercises. Chest congestion is the biggest reason his sat's go down. Deep Coughing, Huff Coughing and Postural drainage and clapping which needs help from family members. He uses Symicort once a evening. He also uses 600 mg Musinex.
ALL DOCTORS are different .HIS DR. told him he is good if his oxygen stays above 90.
All so his Dr. gives him when his chest is really conjested he gives him 10 drops of potassium iodine in a glass of OJ. And that works fast and clears out his mucus. He only uses that once in awhile. If all else fails he uses Antibiotics. My Dad just turned 80 years. He is on oxygen 24/7. His concentrator is set at 31/2. Oxygen therapy is very important. KEEPING HIS LUNGS CLEAR IS A MAJOR PRIORITY IN THIS FAMILY. Hope this helps.
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