Dating with copd
It sucks, too, that on days when the pain is really bad and one of us may not have slept the greatest the night before we will most likely have to call for a raincheck on our upcoming Facetime date.
But I know that even if I don’t get to see his face or hear his voice that he’s always there for me and I am always there for him.
People who don’t have COPD are sometimes prescribed anti-anxiety medications such as diazepam (Valium) or alprazolam (Xanax).
However, these drugs can cause a decreased rate of breathing, which can make COPD worse, and can interact with other medications you use.
Many people with COPD have anxiety, for a variety of reasons.
When you have trouble breathing, your brain sets off an alarm to warn you that something is wrong. Anxious feelings may also arise when you think about having a progressive lung disease.
It’s one of our running jokes, really, giving one another tips on what could elevate our aches and pains.If you get caught up in this breathlessness-anxiety-breathlessness cycle, you may have a hard time distinguishing the symptoms of anxiety from the symptoms of COPD.Having some anxiety when you have a chronic disease can be a good thing.Neither of us has to worry about how the other will react to our pain.And sometimes it’s nice to have someone to manage and count spoons with.
Chronic pain doesn’t go away, but if there is another bright side to sharing this struggle with your partner, it’s that we can come up with ways to cope and manage our pain together.