Your breathlessness stories
Stories written by people like you, about breathlessness.
Read stories about people's experiences with breathlessness and how they cope.
Your stories about breathlessness
Thanks to Active Steps my quality of life improved immensely
Thanks to our Active Steps programme, Susan went from being unable to walk across a room without getting breathless to spending hours on her feet in a safari park.
I adapt and stay positive
John has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He shares how he's learned to adapt and stay positive.
My IPF and breathlessness
Ann has IPF. She shares how breathlessness has affected her life and how she’s learnt to adapt.
Active Steps gave me my breath back
After being diagnosed with a lung condition, finding the Active Steps programme gave Eamon a new lease of life.
I wish I'd acted sooner when I got a persistent cough
Andy wishes he'd seen the signs and gone to the doctor earlier.
Living better with breathlessness
Researchers Ann and Miriam want everyone to know that it is possible to live well with chronic breathlessness.
As a younger person with COPD I feel like an outsider
Tracy put her breathlessness down to post-baby weight and tiredness. She then found she had COPD and asthma.
Learning to breathe transformed my life
Taking up yoga and learning how to breathe transformed Esther's life.
Tell your story
Do you have a story to tell? It could be about your lung condition, a friend or relative you know who lives with one, or how caring for them impacts your life. We'd love to hear what you've got to say.