Coping with Panic Attacks

I have Stage IV COPD although I am not on oxygen yet. A month ago I had an exacerbation from which I am still recovering. Feel great in the morning and early afternoon and can exercise for about 30 minutes. The rest of the day is not that great, unfortunately. I feel like a different person, with trouble walking any distance over 200 feet. What really scares me are what I think are panic attacks--that feeling of tightness in the chest, increased heart beat, and breathlessness. Are these panic attacks? How do you cope with them?

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  • I think so they are panic attacks. I have also when I awaken short of breath I take a breathing treatment Albuter Inh Sol 5s 0.5/3mg which eases the Breathless problem and the panic subsides

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