NettieBoy

NettieBoy

I read that smoking cannabis helps open airways.  Anyone have any knowledge of this?

3 hours ago

Mobal

Mobalanswered the question Do you know your songs?

Via Google search.... B4 - Beep Beep (The Playmates) I listened to it and will never get those few minutes back.... :)

4 hours ago

Stephanie Williams, RRT

Stephanie Williams, RRTanswered the question Do you know your songs?

Is B3 Patsy Cline's Back in Baby's Arms?

4 hours ago

edpe77

edpe77answered the question Do you know your songs?

You guys are leaving the easy one on the table - B 3 & 4; D-4. Gotta use your math skils on some! //ed

5 hours ago

wambach20

wambach20asked the question: What to do when the provider may be wrong about COPD stage in a significant way?

My spouse (40 yo female) is newly diagnosed and we are already at our wits' end with local healthcare resources (living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, US). We are waitlisted with no end in sight for MDs/DOs, which would be our preference, given that my …

5 hours ago

PKO RADIO

PKO RADIO

Has any1 with COPD caught covid after they were fully vaccinated? If yes how sick did you get? Also does any1 know if it's safe to go get a 3rd shot B4 they tell us to get a booster? TY

5 hours ago

VickiRoth

VickiRoth asked the question: Check in: Take Our Exacerbations Quiz!

100%...

7 hours ago

Claudya Greig

Claudya Greig

100%...

7 hours ago

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captain

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captainasked the question: Check in: Take Our Exacerbations Quiz!

100%...

8 hours ago

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captain

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captainasked the question: Check in: Take Our Exacerbations Quiz!

That's awesome!...

8 hours ago

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captain

Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captainanswered the question Do you know your songs?

B1 - Downtown B2 - I Can See For Miles and Miles C1- Don't Think Twice, It's Alright D3- Boy in the Bubble

9 hours ago

Mobal

Mobalanswered the question Do you know your songs?

D2 - Where The Rubber Meets The Road (Meatloaf)

9 hours ago

GinaW

GinaWasked the question: Too Embarrassed to Ask?

My husband has the added complication of being on Lasix in order to get rid of excess fluid that builds up around his lungs and heart (he has chronic heart failure) , so he hates leaving the house at all in case he has to pee suddenly. I must tell...

10 hours ago

GinaW

GinaWanswered the question Need oxygen for my copd and a doctor won't approve it?

My husband has chronic SOB, but his own oximeter shows his oxygen sats consistently between 95 and 98. Our GP said last week that as none of the inhalers seem to be doing any good now, Ken might have to go on oxygen therapy. But the lung specialist has …

10 hours ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Do you know your songs?

A4 - Uptown Girl (Billy Joel).. C1 - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right (Bob Dylan)

12 hours ago

La from va

La from va

Ok I guess, feeling useless,depressed.

19 hours ago

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  • edpe77yES, THAT FEELING OF USELESSNESS, comes with COPD. There are so many things we can't do. But, consider all the "good" things you did in earlier years. Now is time to reap the benefits of your past actions. I believe in the philosophy of ...you get in life, by giving others what they want... this is not a tit for tat action.Meaning just because I give you something, doesn't mean you have to give me something, rather you help someone else. I've done that, I'm sure you have too, now it's your turn to freely accept help and not be ashamed - you were "useful" and now in need - accept the positive.  /ed18 hours ago
  • JeanO53Hi La from va​ - Welcome to 360Social.  We're glad you found us.
    ..I think many of us, at one time or another, have felt the way you're feeling now.  It can be difficult to accept the changes that come with having COPD.    Difficult, but not impossible.  If you read through the posts here, you'll find that many of us are living active and productive lives.  
    ..Feeling depressed and useless can make everything more difficult.  It might help to get some support with that.  Talk with your doctor about what you're feeling.  Talking with a cognitive behavioral therapist could be a good option.  
    ..It's important to know that there are things that you can do to help with what you're feeling.  You don't have to get stuck there.  Ask for help.10 hours ago
  • WalshKTFHi La from va​. If you would like to speak to another patient one-on-one, please feel free to call us on our 360Community Support Line toll-free 866-316-COPD. We're here to listen and support you in addition to all the great comments here on 360social.
    5 hours ago
HIcopd - Hawaii State Captain

HIcopd - Hawaii State Captainasked the question: Check in: Take Our Exacerbations Quiz!

Yay! Got 100% but even better, no exacerbations since Dec 2019, a new record!...

20 hours ago

Sharo

Sharo

Throat sore from using Symbicort. I rinse,  but with sinus drainage that doesn't help.. Is there any other thing like Symbicort that I could use. the nebulizer doesnt seem to do that. however the symbo. las thru nite and part of day. how long can a person use symbcort? I thought I read on here that someone had used it 10 years.my heart was real good feb of 2019, i sure hope the Symbo doesnt ruin it. Thanks for listening to me. I am the oldest in here is why I guess I worry about things.  forgive me, keep me in your prayers. 1 pray for all of you and love all of you.

22 hours ago

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  • Sharo Thank you, I used Anioro for a few months and read it shouldn't be used for Asthma. No one ever told me I had AsthmaSo I have Symbcort. its ok except the throat thing. then sinus causes ear to hurt and always spitting the sinus up.7 hours ago
  • Stephanie Williams, RRTGood point from Dr. Mannino - you could be dealing with thrush. That can cause the throat soreness that you mentioned. It would be worth checking into for sure!6 hours ago
  • DebbieB.-Connecticut State CaptainThrush can also cause pebble (or gravel) throat, meaning the back of the throat feels as though there are pebbles there when you swallow, causing discomfort. Thrush can cause a person to lose the sense of taste, temporarily. Doctors often prescribe Nystatin liquid, which is used a a gargle, and is swished around in the mouth. Nothing seems to help when I have thrush. I am non-responsive to Nystatin. Doing a Prednisone burst often causes me to have thrush. I eat yogurt, as it contains a beneficial bacteria. ✔4 hours ago
edpe77

edpe77asked the question: Check in: Take Our Exacerbations Quiz!

I got 80% - I chose #4 on the first question - that's exactly what sent me to ER. Completely new symptoms {erratic pulse} I've not experienced before. O2 saturation was OK but pulse was going crazy. I realized I had done everything I could at home,...

23 hours ago

das23

das23asked the question: Check in: Take Our Exacerbations Quiz!

100%.....I should have done this well in school!!!!!!!!!...

1 day ago

Community Announcements

Community Announcementsadded a new article Check in: Take Our Exacerbations Quiz!

This article was written by Bret Denning, JD


Exacerbations Quiz

Exacerbations: there’s a lot to learn and we want everyone affected by COPD to be aware of what to do in the event of an exacerbation or flare-up. Whether you are new to COPD or have been living with it for years, it is important to know what you can do to spot the warning signs and take action before it leads to a hospitalization.

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1 day ago

das23

das23answered the question Do you know your songs?

B2...I Can See For Miles

1 day ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

Good afternoon! What a busy day! My garage upright freezer bit the dust. I got that thing, full of glacial ice and food, out of that garage. 💪The freezer was starting and stopping, freezing and melting. It was old, and had been given to us for free. Had to take a ton of food to the dump. Didn't smell too pleasant, either. 🤢🤮 Such a shame. Freezer was beyond repair. That will be going to the dump next. 
And how is your day going?! 🙂🙃

1 day ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Do you know your songs?

Kristen Willard, Caroline, or Phyliss DiLorenzo NY State Captain One of you has to get the answer for A4!!!!

1 day ago

JeanO53

JeanO53For Tuneful Tuesday... an acappella version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obp-9BEZe1c

1 day ago

JeanO53

JeanO53answered the question Do you know your songs?

A3 - Cats in The Cradle (Harry Chapin).. A2 - Unchained Melody (Everly Brothers).. D3 - The Boy in the Bubble (Paul Simon)

1 day ago

das23

das23answered the question Do you know your songs?

A1...Always On My Mind C4...Time Is On My Side D1...Blowin' In The Wind

1 day ago

Mobal

Mobalanswered the question Do you know your songs?

C2 - Hang on Sloopy C3 - Last train to Clarksville

1 day ago

edpe77

edpe77asked the question: Do you know your songs?

Something this group is good at, especially on "tuneful Tuesday" //ed

1 day ago


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