Anxiety about possibly having copd please help ASAP

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Well I got my heart clears had all kinds of test done and everything is completely normal... but now I’m freaking out about copd because for a few months now I have noticed things about my breathing... so one is if I even climb up stairs or even talking I get out of breath especially now since I’m so focused on my breathing I can’t finish a sentence without grasping for air .. so went to my doctor and he said he does not thing I have copd BUT he gave me a breathing test it was very quick and I failed it and the test suggested that I do have copd so he referred me to a specialist to go to this wensday .. and have the actual test done he still said that he don’t think I have it but to be safe go take the real test so now I’m freaking out ... I feel like I’m suffocating now writing this I can’t wcen talk on the phone without struggling for air I can’t finish a sentence at all ..

The test I took at the office suggested I have copd like it said moderate copd to so omg is my life almost done .. should I tell my kids I’m dying soon .. someone with any knowledge about copd please help me thank you
 
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I don't think you should tell your kids you are dying as you don't know what you have for sure and so far the tests have come back normal
do you think maybe some of these breathing difficulties could be related to anxiety?
I don't think I have welcomed you to the forum yet so welcome
it is good you are having these tests to make sure and I hope everything comes back clear
love Lu xxx
 
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Breathing can be affected by anxiety and may vary in severity depending on the intensity of the anxiety. Focusing on your breathing at all times will accelerate the feeling of not being able to breath and a tight chest. Try and focus on something else for at least part of your time and the feelings should lessen.
 
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I have COPD and most certainly am not dying! Whatever you do don't tell your children that. It sound much more like anxiety to me but I am no expert of course.
 
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