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Can anyone tell me what can take the place of PROAIR-HFR rescue inhaler.

My insurance won't cover it anymore. It is also refusing my TUDORZA. Hopefully I will continue to get SYMBICORT.

Author: MissDaisy
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Does anyone hav a endobronchia one way valve?

I am looking into one way valves to reduce my SOB. Any thoughts?

Author: Chippie
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Has anyone gone to the web site But you don't look sick?

https://butyoudontlooksick.com/ I found it in the latest issue of Arthritis Today. The focus is for those that have aliments that don't require canes or wheel chairs. You know, those disease that don't show, like COPD. Thought this community might find …

Author: edpe77
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COPD10usa conference updates!

The COPD10usa conference is less than a week away! Follow this thread on Friday July 28, 2017 and Saturday July 29, 2017 for real-time updates on the conference and the patient workshop. For the full agenda, please visit: http://www.copdconferencesusa …

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Humidity/Dew Point

I'm starting to think in the humidity or excessive heat, I'm more aware of my heartbeat? I won't say palpation just my heartbeat is more pronounced or beats harder. Anyone else feeling like this?

Author: Bill66
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Regarding ANORO Ellipta Inhaler

Most of us are on an anticholinergic and a LABA. I'm not on Anoro but it's a combination of an anticholinergic (which is what spiriva and tudorza are) and a long-acting beta agonist (LABA) similar to Advair and Symbicort, but without the added …

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My family also needs to take the Flu shots?

I've had my visit to my CT since my last visit. For the first time I also had a nurse. Is everything alright. I've had my workout stopped because of a foot injury, but I plan to start over now. I will continue to take "Seebri" without an emergency …

Author: Prieto74
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Flu Shots

Flu Vaccine season will soon be upon us, as a manager at CVS we hear it's never to early to get one, my Doctor says early is better and my one close friend who is a pharmacist says later? Ive Google with the same Google Junk with no real answer, so I'm …

Author: Bill66
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Commercials

Hi Bill - what I did, along with 8 other COPD patients from around the country, (one of whom is now on the COPDF's Governing Board, and another one who is a State Captain), was a website that GSK created a few years ago. It was more of an educational …

Author: Bill66
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Chain Smoking

I have done this myself, "Chain Smoking", I've heard it 20 times this week for some reason? Now I'm having upsetting thoughts about exposing my son to this? I really say to myself it wasn't that bad or I did it in the man cave or I had the car window …

Author: Bill66
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Anoro vs Spiriva

has anyone tried using Anoro in place of spirits? If so what your thoughts.

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Your Questions for the COPD10usa Patient Workshop

I believe that there should be some mention of caregivers. They are normally not prepared for the realization that they are looking down a tunnel with no light at the end. They must know as much or more about the disease, the medications, the regimens, …

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Is anyone losing weight rapidly?

Is anyone losing weight rapidly?

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COPD & Age: Is there a "typical" age?

I am 59 and live in the mile high state of Colorado at 5200 feet. I have had severe spring fall allergies with crazy lung inflammation all my life. I have taken steroids every spring and fall and generally multiple rounds for decades. I did not smoke and …

Author: Janina K
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Need Help with Spirometry Results

Just got the results from my spirometry test. The pulmonologist said I have moderate COPD but said I didn't need any meds and to go home and live my life and come back in 3 months. I don't know what my score is or what this means. Can someone help with …

Author: Angie67
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Is the Buteyko breathing method a useful way to help with breathing problems?

The reason for this question is that I have read several articles regarding the Buteyko method. Some clinical study reports qualify the assumptions that there is no evidence to support claims that Buteyko exercises reduce bad breathing stats. while those …

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Has anyone had experience with drug Daliresp?

has anyone had experience with drug Daliresp?

Author: susiecue
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How long does it take your throat to heal after you are inhubated and it is taken out?

Sore throat

Author: Gerrid
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%SpO2

When the humidity or dew point is high does your O2 go down without exertion? I feel a little off and my O2 is hanging around 90?

Author: Bill66
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Shopping?

I have been on O2 for two years, and use a POC when out of the house. I am bewildered by the thought of clothes shopping and my POC. Any ideas regarding the logistics?

Author: Mitzi M
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Do you provide assistance when a person cannot aford their medication

Here are a few suggestions: 1) Ask your doctor for samples 2) Contact the pharmaceutical company and apply for their patient assistance program - here's a link: https://www.pparx.org/prescription_assistance_prog... 3) Check into overseas pharmacies …

Author: Roxie80
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Crash or Meds?

Im out of the hospital a month, still on 24 hour 02. Walking, doing PT, feeling better, not great, but better. Stats are 95 while sitting and drop to like 88 when walking without 02. Dr is pleased, puts me on Anoro last month and just added Asmanex. …

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Albuterol

Hello. I know, I have a lot of questions lately. I am so glad I have you guys and dolls to count on. Today's question, I found some albuterol that have exp dates of Jan and April 2017. Are these still safe to use or not? Thank you

Author: tlane
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how long does it take before you know if you will progress slowly or fast

I have mild empasima just diagnosed by ct. how long does it take to know if you will progress slowly.

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Quitting Tobacco

I tried hypnosis, but I am sure that he was a fly by nighter and not the real deal. I quit with patches according to my insurance company's plan, but went back within a month. I always felt that the step downs were too fast for me. Who knows how many …

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