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Check in - Are We Saying the Same Old Thing?

It happens often. We pick up the phone or log on to visit with a friend through our computer screen, and say, “How are you?” I hate to say it, but many of us have gotten too used to saying, “How are you?” automatically and we don’t even listen to the …

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Can you recoganize these songs?

D4....1 toke over the line--- Brewer and Shipley D3...Blue Bayou----Linda Ronstadt D2...2 outa 3 ain't bad----Meat Loaf D1...Saturday in the park----Chicago

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How Important Is Exercise From an Insurance Company Perspective?

My insurance company rewards me for certain activities by giving me points that I may use to purchase gift cards. In other words, my insurance company is giving me back some of the money that I pay in premiums for activities that will make it less likely …

Author: Caroline
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Is anyone else using Fisetin to reduce phlegm, and is it doing as great for you as it is for me?

Based on information from Salk Institute I have been using Fisetin and it has been reducing my phlegm significantly. They recommended Doctors Best brand because they "know the source". I started with 100 mg with meals morning and night. It cleared out …

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Where to Start-Traveling with Medical Condition?

Dang--hit a dead end. Today, after getting 3 workers at TSA Cares that said I should be receiving a follow up response from the contractor with TSA at SFO regarding the damage that was done to my medical equipment, the supervisor said nope, they can only …

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New book coming out - Breath Taking by Michael J Stephen

Hi! As a librarian I got an advance digital copy of the following book that looks really interesting. I haven't started reading this yet; depending on the author and how the subject is treated it could be interesting, deadly wonky and boring, or …

Author: Sassycat
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Wacky woords anyone?

C1...Keep your eye on the ball C2...Off to a flying start A2...Franks and beans

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Think I have copd... help/ advice?

Hi hollylee44. Welcome to the club. Sounds like a second opinion is a good idea. We need docs who give us time and listen to us. I think you should wait until you recover from surgery to take another PFT--you may get a different result with the FEV1. …

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Don't Know Yet- Let's see....Experiences/Anyone?

Welcome mcat43.....Congrats on quitting smoking!!! It is DEFINITELY time. Hang in there--It can be a hard thing to do. That FEV1 number isn't too bad but it will get worse if you keep smoking!! A lot of those symptoms should improve as you go forward not …

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My results from spiro yesterday.

Fev1 Actual 3.23. Pred 4.0 %Pred 80 Fev1/Fvc%. Actual 75. Pred 79. %Pred 94 FEF 25-75% % Pred 65

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Spiriva and function (sexual)

Not wanting this to sound like that song but has anyone found Spiriva impairs or has impaired their sexual function at all, talking males here! Also the need to urinate? Has it affected that at all too. Many thanks for any answers.

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Hard to get a deep breath.

had a recent hospital stay after a month breathlessness I was diagnosed with hyperinflated lungs/COPD… Had a full cardiac work up while I was there and it’s not my heart… I have breathlessness and now the most disturbing thing is I cannot take a deep …

Author: Kbrann73
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COPD and shoulder pain

Interesting discussion. When you have COPD and are struggling to breathe - in fact, even when you feel like you're having a fairly good breathing day and really don't even realize you're struggling to breathe - there can be a lot of tension in your upper …

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COVID vaccine

I will not be getting it.To many unknowns at this time After 5 or 6 years of testing perhaps but not now.

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Wednesday Check in – Keeping up Hope

Hope keeps us alive!!! I try to keep hopeful always---especially times when it takes a little more effort !!!! I've learned that if I'm not feeling very hopeful helping another will restore the hope for them and me!!

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Help on quitting smoking again!

Hi Kattlyne, These are some great suggestions from those in the community who have been where you are. The tips and advice they have given you are very insightful and show the variety of things people have done to become non-smokers. I have facilitated …

Author: Kattlyne
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What should I expect at my initial pulmonologist visit?

I am 45 years old and have not been officially diagnosed with COPD but I have a very strong suspicion that I do have it. I first started experiencing SOB about 5 years ago while I was taking my daily jog. Since then, the SOB has gotten progressively …

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Has anyone on this forum had the Zephyr valves installed?

Has anyone on this forum had the Zephyr valves installed? If so, have they helped?

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Oxyview Glasses

Any info on these? Anyone using them? Like them? Hate them? Costs? Would appreciate any information http://oxyview.com/ Oxy-View oxygen therapy eyeglass frames are designed for those individuals that require supplemental oxygen. Oxy-View allows you …

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Has Pulmonary Rehab being helpful to you?

Some rural areas may not have pulmonary rehabilitation facilities in close proximity. I am looking to find out how helpful these programs are to patients.

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In COVID19 Situation, where can i buy my medicine over the internet, anyone suggest me?

In COVID19 Situation, where can i buy my medicine over the internet, I have also prefer a pharmacy i.e onlineprescriptionstore.com which is refer by my friend. Any one can suggest me anyother internet pharmacy or onlineprescriptionstore.

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Where Can I buy my COPD inhallers online?

Hi, In this situation i can't going to offline store to buy my COPD inhallers like- Advair, Spiriva etc. So i think, should buy these from the online store. So suggest me some online pharmacy in the USA.

Author: heidiweber
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Trilogy Machine-What are the qualifications to get one?

What are the qualifications to get one? My pulmonologist prescribed, Humana approved, but supplier denied because of blood gas test.

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Does any have issues with the Flip nebulizer and condensation?

I have been looking into a few different FDA approved mesh nebulizers and all seem to have mixed reviews, including the Flyp. I am now considering a non FDA approved one considering the much lower price.

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Benefit of one inhaler over another?

Can anyone tell me if Stiolto Respimat is any more beneficial than Combivent Respimat other than Stiolto lasts for 24 hours (theoretically) . What I mean, is Olodaterol any better than Albuterol, Or is Tiotropium any better than Ipratropium? My Pulmo has …

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