Half breed

Half breed

Im great. 

7 hours ago

das23

das23answered the question What are the breathing techniques for COPD, and do they really work?

I use PLB when I feel the need. It Definitely Helps!!!! I've used It during exercise or anytime my breathing feels a little off. I use it even if I don't feel the need. I've used it just to relieve stress--it helps. PLB is a great tool for us to use. I …

9 hours ago

muddleaged

muddleagedanswered the question Pandemic and orders from Alldaychemist-Does anyone order Canada online pharmacy?

My Onlinepharmacy order placed 3/16/21 arrived 4/19/21.

10 hours ago

Kristen Willard

Kristen Willardanswered the question What are the breathing techniques for COPD, and do they really work?

Thank you for pointing out how much pursed-lip breathing can help with feelings of anxiety, too.

10 hours ago

edpe77

edpe77answered the question What are the breathing techniques for COPD, and do they really work?

Great explainer Jane, thanx. //ed

10 hours ago

Stephanie Williams, RRT

Stephanie Williams, RRT

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Harmonicas for Health Play-Along today! We had a great time laughing and learning together. We will plan another one of these soon - I had such a blast!!!

11 hours ago

HIcopd - Hawaii State Captain

HIcopd - Hawaii State Captainanswered the question Can Anoro cause leg cramps/pain

I used to get leg and foot cramps when I was taking Serevent. Have never had cramping before or since I stopped taking it. If cramping us listed as a possible side effect, Iโ€™d believe it. M Perhaps speak with your pharmacist and then your provider …

11 hours ago

edpe77

edpe77answered the question Can Anoro cause leg cramps/pain

My Charlie Horses come and go. For the last few years, they've been in remission - and they can stay their. During that period my meds have not changed, other than brief use of dose-pack or z-pack. My left ankle has been swellen for over 4 years, and the …

12 hours ago

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota answered the question Do you feel pain with emphysema?

I do have chest pain off and on thinking goes with copd I have several other lung disease too.

12 hours ago

Jane M. Martin

Jane M. Martinasked the question: What are the breathing techniques for COPD, and do they really work?

Youโ€™d think that breathing would be something you wouldnโ€™t have to think about at all. But if you have COPD, there may be changes in your lungs and possibly, in your chest, that keep you from being able to breathe as you once did. Letโ€™s take a quick look …

12 hours ago

muddleaged

muddleagedanswered the question Can Anoro cause leg cramps/pain

Could it be related to age and have nothing to do with meds? Most of my friends of a certain age are distressed by foot and leg cramps, and there is very little overlap in meds or medical condition in my group. The closest I have been able to identify is …

12 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captainanswered the question Check in โ€“ Do You Know your Triggers and Early Warning Signs?

My triggers are strong scents or odors, such as perfume, powder, fireplace smoke, gasoline... I can tell it's time to be in touch with my doctor when my wheezing becomes frequent, it feels as though I cannot take a deep breath, and it is difficult to …

14 hours ago

joney

joney

I am a-ok

14 hours ago

Stephanie Williams, RRT

Stephanie Williams, RRTanswered the question Looking for technology imporvement in pulseOx?

I love that this seems to be working well for you, Ed. I had wondered how their monitoring would measure up against other devices, and I see that you have already tested that - thanks! As far as the PI% - it is the perfusion index. It is supposed to …

15 hours ago

Community Announcements

Community Announcementsadded a new article Dr. MeiLan Han elected to the COPD Foundation Board of Directors

Miami, FLโ€“ April 19, 2021 The COPD Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on improving the lives of those affected by and stopping the progression of COPD and related lung conditions, has announced the election of Dr. Meilan Han to its Board of Directors.

"We are delighted to welcome MeiLan to our Board," noted COPD Foundation Board Chair Dr. James D. Crapo. "MeiLan is a longtime researcher and advocate for lung health, and joins a team of supporters that includes noted practitioners who lend their expertise to our mission. We are so appreciative that she will join our team of community leaders committed to improving the lives of patients and caregivers."

MeiLan Han, MD MS, is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at the University of Michigan. Dr. Han received her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr. Han has also completed a Master's Degree program in Biostatistics and Clinical Study Design at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

18 hours ago

Alph

Alphanswered the question Looking for technology imporvement in pulseOx?

Very cool. I see they make ring oximeters too. I may just put this on my wish list. Good idea to have an idea of your trending vitals.

18 hours ago

Stephanie Williams, RRT

Stephanie Williams, RRTHave you signed up for our Harmonicas for Health play-along this afternoon? I would love to see you there!!!
https://youtu.be/YwG9vuPNpb8

Registration link in the comments below.

Regis

19 hours ago

Mary E O

Mary E Oanswered the question Can Anoro cause leg cramps/pain

I have been taking Anora since2017. I take it every other day& I rinse out my mouth after taking it! This works for me! Also I sleep with a bar of soap in a sock in my bed! Please talk to your pulmonogist! Praying for you

19 hours ago

EAGH

EAGHasked the question: Do you feel pain with emphysema?

Sometime I feel chest pain, back pain or pain in left dide under my shoulder. Sometimes is sharp pain. On and off pain.

19 hours ago

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

Kandy State Captain of South Dakota

This came up in my group wanted your opinion on this. I know we have talked about this collodial silver before.


https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2443992/?fbclid=IwAR0CgXS7v6i8o_t3ZqHm0DsLs5wswDSX9aOpZQyjbPmE_-Dgh26LmturSPQ

20 hours ago

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captain

DebbieB.-Connecticut State Captainasked the question: Eating Well: From Debbie Bโ€™s Kitchen to Yours

That is a very easy way to prepare garlic toast! Thanks Ed! I bet you could sprinkle a bit of shredded mozzarella cheese on top for a real treat! ...

1 day ago

edpe77

edpe77asked the question: Eating Well: From Debbie Bโ€™s Kitchen to Yours

I forget to mention my simple garlic toast recipe. Grab a slice of bread {I keep my bread in freezer, hence spreading real butter is easier} butter it, sprinkle w/garlic powder put in {toaster} oven until slightly browned. Quick and easy - not to...

1 day ago

edpe77

edpe77answered the question Looking for technology imporvement in pulseOx?

The Wellue works as described, I do have a couple issues. The displayed O2% seems to be lower {as compared to other units I have}. Also my unit does not allow changing orientation of the display. On the positive side, When readings are out of expected …

1 day ago

edpe77

edpe77answered the question Looking for technology imporvement in pulseOx?

History Rep ort...

1 day ago

edpe77

edpe77asked the question: Looking for technology imporvement in pulseOx?

I reported the other day on a new pulseox - Wellue $40 on Amazonsmile - that is bluetooth connected to my iPhone via blurtooth. It works! a screen shot of real time data collected is below. //ed

1 day ago

Jean IA State Captain

Jean IA State Captainanswered the question Oxygen need

I suspect Caroline's on the right track. A severe exacerbation with great difficulty breathing is terribly frightening and not something we forget. Almost anything can bring on the anxiety and that can definitely lead to a "need" for O2 that isn't …

1 day ago

Jean IA State Captain

Jean IA State Captainanswered the question How do you convince yourself you have a future with COPD?

Eddie, in my case, exercise and diet certainly did make a huge difference and has definitely brought my lost of lung function to equal to or less than what's considered normal. I have the PFT and spirometry data to prove it. Exercise, diet, weight …

1 day ago

Caroline

Caroline

I did a huge oops last night.  I asked Snowball why she did not warn me because she has warned me about my oxygen not being right in the past.  I did not turn on the concentrator.
My routine is to change from the POC to the concentrator as I undress, wash my face, brush my teeth, and smear the gunk on my face and put on my nightclothes.  (not necessarily in that order) 
I hope that I still had a few extra brain cells still left, because I am sure that I burned up a few last night.

1 day ago

Caroline

Carolineanswered the question How do you convince yourself you have a future with COPD?

Eddie 7, I have come to the conclusion that even if exercise, rest, and diet do nothing more than make me think that I am doing something to control the progression, than it is worth the effort. It is very hard to stay positive with this disease, but I …

1 day ago


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