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  • Do you find it hard to breathe while wearing a mask?

    Posted by tito-oye on January 27, 2021 at 9:00 am

    A lot of people have made complaints that they struggle to breathe when wearing a face mask.

    When I first started wearing them I did find it awkward to use at first, but I quickly got the hang of it.

    How are you finding it?

    joyce replied 1 year, 5 months ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • helena-robinson

    March 8, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    I find that it’s hard to breathe whenever I have to walk or move around a lot, and especially when I have to go up or downstairs. I take a lot of breaks during these activities. I don’t want to cause a crisis to flair from the reduced oxygen of wearing a mask. Recently I have started wearing the two masks, with a disposable dust mask underneath a reusable cloth mask. Since the dust mask is curved and is a little sturdier, it actually helps raise the mask off my nose and gives me a little more breathing space.

  • kassem-banawer

    March 9, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    yes sure, especially when i’m walking or doing any activity, feel like need more for oxygen and the mask is blocking my breathing.

  • tito-oye

    March 16, 2021 at 10:19 am

    @lena-robbie I really like the tip about the double mask, I think I might start doing that myself, that extra breathing space makes a world of a difference!

  • tito-oye

    March 16, 2021 at 10:20 am

    @virus it is something that defo takes a while to get used to!

  • oluwatomi

    March 24, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    Sometimes I put them on and I’m completely fine, and other times I put them on and suddenly it’s like I have forgotten how to breathe! I don’t know if it’s me or the mask anymore. 😅

  • joyce

    June 19, 2022 at 3:37 am


  • joyce

    June 19, 2022 at 3:38 am

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Yes</p>

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