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philoz

philoz

Glad I'm going down to hospital today. Dr started me on Crestor over weekend, now I'm broke out in hives swollen back and muscle pain and a bit of difficulty breathing. Oops we got a little problem. One more pill I can't take. Next batter.

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    HIcopd

    HIcopdanswered the question where do you go for treatment, besides primary dr. who just says quit smoking

    Whoops--I meant docs are penalized when their PATIENTS are readmitted.

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    HIcopd

    HIcopdanswered the question where do you go for treatment, besides primary dr. who just says quit smoking

    Docs are penalized when their docs are readmitted to the hospital, making them increasingly unwilling to treat or even see patients who will not follow their orders and treatment recommendations. It's not ideal, but it is reality and people have to live …

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    Mendo Bruce

    Mendo Bruceanswered the question where do you go for treatment, besides primary dr. who just says quit smoking

    As wrong as the attitude is, many doctors will not treat COPD patients who continue to smoke beyond handing them an inhaler prescription or two. I never got a referral to a pulmonologist or a PFT until I quit. It's really too bad as I truly believe I …

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    Ken Benson

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    I'm asking everyone to look at the COPD360social activity feed in the morning and like everyone who has earned the "Getting started" badge as a way of welcoming them into our community.

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      philoz

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      Got approved for pulmonary rehab get to start about mid August. Got tomorrow for dietary rehab.

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      HIcopd

      HIcopdanswered the question Travelling to uk

      You really need to find out what your brother's O2 needs are. He may not need ANY supplemental oxygen, or he may need it only for limited situations. Once you find out and report here, folks maybe able to for you suggestions. You will need the flow rate, …

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      Ken Benson

      Ken Bensonanswered the question Hepa filters

      Start your homework on air filters with this article from Consumer Reports. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/air-purifiers/b...

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      Dianne R

      Dianne Rasked the question: Hepa filters

      I'm trying to figure out what hepa filter is the best for my bedroom. We have 2 little dogs in the house, one poodle and one small short hair, and getting I need to keep them out of my room and keep air free of dander. Also, a portable for the car. I …

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      zania

      zaniaanswered the question Travelling to uk

      Just in case you're asking about oxygen for use during your brother's visit, not on the plane: A friend visited me a few years ago who needed oxygen. She had to make advance arrangements for it to be delivered to my house. I wasn't able to arrange it for …

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      zania

      zaniaanswered the question ​Where can I find help?

      I just want to add my sympathies for your pulmo situation. Corpus also is short on both good doctors and pulmos, so I'm often frustrated at the lack of help available. It must be especially frustrating to want so much to help your wife and have such road …

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      HIcopd

      HIcopd

      Yippee! Received my Helios H300 today! It is just as I remembered from my last use of it in 2009! It's light and has pulse settings that should give me enough to stay saturated while walking around! I'm very pleased!

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      Mendo Bruce

      Mendo Bruceanswered the question worst copd question ever!

      All cigarettes actually have chemicals in them with broncho-dilating properties. This is why smokers often "need" to have a cigarette after they become breathless. The tobacco companies add these chemicals to keep people from realizing just how badly …

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      Uncle Jim

      Uncle JimAt the headstone of my lung donor...with the two women to whom I owe my life; Mary, who has spent so much of her life acting as my caregiver, and Cristina, who under the worst of circumstances, agreed to the donation of David's organs. Without them, I would not be celebrating my 76th birthday today. A lot of love in this picture.

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      Mendo Bruce

      Mendo Bruceanswered the question Harmonica's Anyone?

      I used to play harmonica with a blues band and thought I would offer this caution. Those of you who have a reaction to metals like nickel should be sure to use a harmonica that is "coated". Many of the cheaper brands and even some of the better ones like …

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      HIcopd

      HIcopdanswered the question Do I need more things done than just a chest X-ray to determine whether I have copd or not?

      I agree that hyperinflation in the lungs shown in an X-ray may have causes other than COPD, including asthma. A full pulmonary function test with diffusion is much more helpful in determining what lung issues are involved. As I posted above, a chest CT …

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      Mendo Bruce

      Mendo Bruceanswered the question Do I need more things done than just a chest X-ray to determine whether I have copd or not?

      An X-ray can show pneumonia, large nodules, and hyperinflation. While hyperinflation may be suggestive of COPD, an X-Ray can not be used to diagnose COPD.

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