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Just got my results od pft and need help

Hi, Just got my results and im so scared. I have sob while exercise and my heart rate is high and my chest feels tight. Im waiting for my dr to call me in few weeks and im wondering what values i have to look? My results:

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Help! I'm scared

My Dr is sending me for a ct lung scan as well to a pulmonologist she gave me inhalers and said we are going to fix it but just test today is only part of the puzzle I'm still so scared I'm concerned where it says lung age is 84 years old my doctor asked …

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COPD Exacerbation /Theophylline

Just thought I’d write since I still haven’t seen a good pulmonologist although I do have an appointment in two weeks. I’m very nervous about it since I think my condition has gotten worse. Do any of you wake up extremely short of breath? I find that as …

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Help

Hi im trying very hard to get my anxiety under control lung function test showed moderate emphysema as you all know! Cause i posted yesterday that my dr said my test was only one part of the puzzle that we would do more testing another ct scan only this …

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Pulmonary hypertension-fairly high in patients with copd?

Hi all Its the dane again . I was wondering !, I read somewhere that , the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension, is fairly high in patients with copd, up to 40 percent, but vary with severity. I have high Bp, and take beta blokkers, low dose. Would it …

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Is this COPD or something else?

I was diagnosed in August 2022 with mild COPD, how ever my oxygen fluctuates all the time between 83% to 98%. My doctor had me start in Pulmonary Rehab because it goes down in the 80’s. I need to wear the Oximeter on my forehead to monitor and I had to …

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Still scared all new to me

Going in for lung function test tomorrow my Dr is bring someone in to do breathing test I'm still really scared!!! I hope CT scan was right as mild!

Author: Denise63
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Muscular skeletal

I weaned off of prednisone 2 months ago after being on it for 7 months. Since then I have had 3 episodes of really bad body pain. One in my left arm which started around the elbow and radiated up and down from shoulder to wrist. Then my upper body …

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Questions to ask Pulmonologist

I have emphysematous changes as per my last CT so I was keen to see if there was in any impact on my lung function. As Dr Mannino suggested previously the results have turned out to be normal. I know it will progress and I am doing everything in my …

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Broncieastatis/Emphesema coughing blood

Hi I am coughing up very small streaks of blood when I cough up flem I have mild Emphasema and Broncieastatis. But no COPD apparently my spirometry was fine My respiratory doc didn't seem to concerned and gave me a spit pot to take to the GP However I …

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Has anyone heard of the POC - O2 Concepts Oxlife Liberty?

I did a little research on it and what I read was contradictary. The manufacturer states it goes up to 1.5 LPM and battery lasts up to 4 hours (without specifying the liter flow it uses to measure) but Bridge to Care states it goes up to 2LPM and will …

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Please help I'm scared

Impression 1. Moderate bilateral cavernous ICA calcified plaque without associated stenosis. Otherwise unremarkable Circle of Willis CT Angiography.2. Carotid artery plaque formation bilaterally as described.3. Less than 50% bilateral internal carotid …

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Bronchitis and hard to breathe for a extende period of time. Is this common among us COPD patients?

I have stage 3 COPD and usually end up with at least one good case of bronchitis a year. With the help of a Z-Pak I am slightly better after a few days. But the lingering effects of hard to catch my breath, even though on oxygen 20 - 24 a day, is enough …

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Mild...but chest tightness and neck help

I have mild emphesema, Bronchieastatis and Alpha 1 I have had the spirometry done and there's no obstruction so no copd apparently the top of my chest is constantly tight and heavy and both sides of my neck, to the point it's overwhelming . I get out of …

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Does this progress that fast with some people?

I suggest that there can be a psychological component. Regardin my job, on work-from-home days when I’m in the house all day by myself my asthma symptoms typically escalate. I think it’s because I have so much alone and quiet time to dwell on it (until …

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What exactly is mild emphysematous changes ?

Second visit to my Pulmonologist and when I asked him head on .' My CT Scan said Mild Emphysema what do you see ? His reply was It was emphysematous changes you have a small hole in your lung ????? which means it is mild and very controllable you will be …

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Has anyone had severe leg cramping with advair and atrovent?

Has anyone had severe leg cramping with advair and atrovent.The pulmanologist,after a recent hospitalization two months ago took me off off the puffers i had been on for years with no issues and started me on these two.Cramps started after a while and …

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April Showers Bring More Than May Flowers: Self-Care Spring

Happy Spring! While I love the changing of the seasons, and I especially love spring, sometimes it brings more than just sunshine and flowers. It seems like this time of year brings a lot of opportunities to be stressed. When I was younger, I might have …

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Check-In: Benefits of Music Therapy

Great post Jonnie........Music is the best. Never fails to make folks feel good. I had a pretty good singing voice when I was younger---not so much today--I keep my singing to my car--alone--need to be considerate of others hearing....LOL

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Very confused

I am 38 years old and 5 years ago I was diagnosed with allergic ashtma. I had high IGE and high esophinils. I had almost the exact same PFT then as I do now only this time they told me it was mild COPD. I am just confused why they said ashtma then and …

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Asthma/COPD overlap at 31

Hi everyone, My name is Nick - I'm currently in the process of getting a diagnosis (which I am very confident will be COPD). I have that discussion coming up here on Monday with my pulmonologist. I've fallen into a pretty debilitating depression since …

Author: Fritz45
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Spiro results

seen by the gp this morning and my results are essentially classed as normal at 71. They’ve remained the same since 2019 and my other tests have all come back as normal. I keep myself relatively active aim for 6/10 thousand steps a day and have ordered …

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My oximeter says 96% BUT...

I was putting up some Christmas lights and started to get SOB. I sat down and took a reading on my oximeter. It said my SpO2 was 96% but I was gasping for air. Until I can see my pulmonologist on this does anyone know what could be happening to me or …

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Managing anxiety

My anxiety is through the roof. How do you all manage the shortness of breath and the worry. Worry cause of the shortness of breath.its not serious breathlessness idk how to Even describe the feeling I get. Not tired or pain or anything this weird chest …

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Anyone else newly diagnosed

Hi Caroline, There’s a lot you can do to improve your outcome e.g. diet / exercise / smoking cessation… If you post the numbers from your spirometry here, there are world class clinicians who monitor the site and may give you the benefit of their …

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