one other thing - this time mine was severe enough that I am having to undergo pulmanary rehab at a clinic so not to have scar tissue that actually will alter my lung capacity.
I have this forced air thingy I breathe through as well as doing a program like this:
1) Stand in a relaxed position. Arms loose at your sides and legs slightly apart.
2) Through your nostrils, breathe out normally as you always do………. then breathe in. Do this a couple of times.
3) Now, slowly exhale through your mouth until you can’t anymore……….but don’t stop here, because there is actually more stale air in your lungs left in the lungs which we don’t usually exchange when we do our normal breathing.
Next, you force your diaphragm to push out the innermost air from your lungs by panting, “hah……hah…..hah….” with your mouth………..until you know there is almost no air in your lungs. You will be amazed how far you can go at this “hah” part! (I counted up to 10 on my part!)
At this point, you can feel your stomach and abdomen flattening inwards.
4) Through your nose, slowly breathe in the fresh, clean air into your oxygen starved lungs…………
5) Fill up your lungs and hold your breath for 5 seconds, counting slowly 1….2….3……4…..5.
6) Exhale through your mouth again until you can’t and then you force yourself to pant again, going “hah…..hah……hah….” to squeeze out all the air from your lungs.
Repeat Step 4.