My body scared me this morning when it was experiencing shortness of breath along with left arm pain and back pain and a hint of claustrophobia. I had never felt claustrophobic before a camping trip two weeks ago. I am not really sure if I am using the correct term. I woke up feeling a lot of labor in my breathing. I had to work at continuing to breath. There was a fear that I might not be able to breath if I attempted to go back to sleep. I sat up in my sleeping bag and wanted to get out of the tent so that I could breath easier. I didn't do that because I realized that the tent had screen openings that allowed plenty of fresh air to move through the tent. My breathing ceased being an automatic function and became a conscious action. Having coronary artery disease has it challenges. I wrote my cardiologist and let him know what is going on. I will meet with him in about 3 weeks.
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