You don't say how old your mother is,some people who are apomorphine pumps can get breathing problems but I take it she is not on this. Breathing problems can occur in some people but if you are concerned another visit to the doctor seems to be the way ahead even if only to explain his thinking. It is sometimes to easy to put everything down to PD. I hope you have some answers soon.
My husband has had the same problem and also gets out of breath ,mouth breathes . Sleeps with open mouth .
I did enquire abouth an inhaler but the GP told me it wouldn't help in his case
I don't think it's normal, a few years ago I had a constant cough for over 6 months, shortness of breath and some wheezing, I was refered to a chest specialist had tests, x-rays, given inhalers which didn't help, the outcome was that the meds I was on at the time Requip XL, were causing Acid Reflux resulting in these problems, once I stopped the meds all was ok. I'm not saying this is the case with your mum but it's one thing to look at.
Is your mum using 2 Inhalers? The Brown one is a preventer and should be used once or twice a day, the Blue is for relief and used as and when needed.
It's worth looking at your mums meds and checking the side effects and then making an appointment with her GP or Neuro.
Hope things improve for her, best wishes!
My 90yr old Dad has been wheezing for the past 2 weeks. He isn’t feeling any shortness of breath and his lungs are clear. The doctor suggested I give him a nebulizer treatment so I do that as needed. He mostly wheezes when he lays down in bed, but I’m still at a loss as to why he’s wheezing. I saw another response which said that it may be a side effect of some medicine he is on, so I’m definitely going to look into that. If I get any more clarity on why, I will let you know because it sounds like we are in the same boat with our parents.
We noticed this was your first time posting, so we wanted to say hi and welcome to the Forum. Just so you’re aware, we have lots of resources at our website at Parkinsons.org.uk, as well as a helpline which is free and confidential, at 0808 800 0303. We see there is some shared info here regarding wheezing and breathing difficulties. We also found an older forum thread with more discussion here.
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