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MuMariecommented onToo Embarrassed to Ask?

 And check your pulse oximeter!! When mine hits '90' and my pulse is over 105, I know the urge is about to happen.....I stop and do PLB slowly to raise my sat and the urge resolves. Each person is different. It is not always when you are short of...

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Hi Whitey, I'm wondering what Medicare means by saying you've reached your "max"?

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Dear COPD Coach,
I have a rather embarrassing question to ask you. I was diagnosed with moderate COPD just a few years ago. While I am still able to get around fairly well and am just on oxygen at night, I have noticed that lately when I get out of breath during activity I get this huge urge to either urinate or have a bowel movement. Sometimes this urge is over-powering and I am embarrassed to say that it has on a couple occasions resulted in having an “accident.”

My first...

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DebMartin

DebMartinasked the question: Who do you call? Too many ...ologist in my life.

I remember when things were simple, I had one doctor for all of my needs. Now, I just feel overwhelmed most of the time and I'm never sure who to go to. I try to go see the PCP for new, routine, or general illness. I started feeling bad yesterday, as if …

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wiki1949commented onMilk Products and Mucus in COPD

 Thanks so much for your response. If I use milk I always use the reduce low fat and only for cereal or in my coffee when I drink that. The once that really set me off was the sour cream. I had a very restful night last night. Thanks for your...

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Bill Clark - Community Manageranswered the question Anyone a mouth breather, especially at night?

The problem with using a mask is that unless your liter flow is fairly high you might feel like you are sufficating. What I did was purchase a chin strap from Amazon (advertised as a stop snoring aid) and that really helped

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Bill Clark - Community Manager

Bill Clark - Community Manageranswered the question portable concentrator

There are none that I am aware of. The COPD Foundation is prohibited from providing medical devices by its Charter and 501c3 status. Some internet sellers have a pay plan that they advertise. I have also seen people put up a GoFundMe site with a small …

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AuntMary

AuntMaryanswered the question What is the best advice someone gave you, that imporved your quality of life- please share with us.

Never ask a patient with lung issues to hurry. This causes sob to increase and can lead to anxiety! Aunt Mary

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Uncle Jimanswered the question 0 smoke light odor

What she is experiencing is known as "third-hand smoke". It is smoke that permeates your hair, your clothing, etc. Sorry, but it is not anxiety on her part. It is a very real punishment to her lungs. Third-hand smoke also soaks into carpet, furniture, …

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Kristen Willardadded a new article The Latest in COPD Public Policy

Jamie Sullivan

In this PRAXIS Nexus post, Jamie Sullivan, the COPD Foundation's Vice President of Public Policy & Outcomes, gives us an update on the current COPD policy landscape and steps you can take to advocate for your patients.

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Whitey

Whiteyasked the question: portable concentrator

I need oxygen 24/7 and wonder if there is any organization that could help with a portable "overtheshoulder" concentrator. Medicare says I won't qualify until Sept. 2017 because I have met my max? Harry Wilson klwilson57@comcast.net

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Kandyanswered the question Anyone a mouth breather, especially at night?

Don't know about that swallowing air at night but I do know I am a mouth breather and always have been. I been wondering about if I should be wearing a mask at night for my oxygen.

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dustybillasked the question: Anyone a mouth breather, especially at night?

Simultaneous to using O2 during sleep, I've had a very bloated and gassy belly in the morning. Doc said it's because I'm swallowing air all night. Anyone with similar experience?

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Mark S.commented onMilk Products and Mucus in COPD

 Not lactose tolerant here but....I won't drink milk. For me, other dairy products are okay but not milk and this is my reason.My sister and brother in law got on a milk drinking kick (1/2 gal per day or more), rationalizing it would benefit their...

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I'm doing good I have this cold and have had it for a week I think it is finaly brek
Breaking up been camping for a week the weather has been great some rain but tempture is in low 80s

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