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33 years old waiting on diagnosis.

New member here. Recently I applied to be a diver within my line of work. Upon the first stage medical it came up on my file that I am a mild asthmatic (which I am and have been most of my life) so I was sent for a PFT. I got the results back a couple …

Author: Jusser
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COPD, Afib, Hospice

Hi all, My mother in law was diagnosed with COPD many years ago and has been on oxygen full time for over a year. She also suffers from Afib which they had previously been able to control with Cardioversion. About 2 weeks ago they decided to do an …

Author: Ang3893
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8-cell battery for my inogen

I just bought a used 8-cell battery for my inogen concentrator. l thought I was getting a perfect match for my rented one. I have noticed that the Ah rating is different. The battery I am renting has 14.4 rating and the one I am buying is 6.4. Is it ok …

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How can I stop bruising and bleeding so often?

YES I RESEARCHED THIS IN & OUT IT'S OLD AGE & MOST OF THE MEDS YOU TAKE IF YOU GOOGLE YOUR MEDS YOU WILL SEE UNDER SIDE EFFECTS A LOT OF THEM CAUSE BRUISING THERE ISN'T MUCH YOU CAN DO THAT I HAVE FOUND.I DID ACTUALLY FIND A NAME FOR IT IT'S ACTINIC …

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02Stats when exercising

So while im exercising do I stop to movement and check my 02 or keep exercising. My 02 while moving will be at 88 to 93 not out of breath . But as soon as I stop moving for a second its back at 97 or 98 . So im confused I know this may sound like a …

Author: LandB55
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COPD Fatigue

how to you beat the morning fatigue with copd I’m extremely tired upon awakening- how to beat i

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Pulmonary Fibrosis??

Recent CXR impression: radiologist wrote: Minimal peripheral/basilar interstitial opacities, possibly due to interstitial lung disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is considered the interstitial lung disease and reading about it is very scary stuff! Has anyone …

Author: PatriciaK
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Dizzy after eating

why do I feel dizzy after eating - could it be oxygen or is it my anxiety over this emphysema

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Bad Lung

Does anyone else have one Lung that causes them more Pain and trouble than the other. Mine is my Left Lung , Is it because I have emphysema?

Author: LandB55
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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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Catheter maybe coplication maybe not asking

Had catheter done on rhe 8th this month. Woke up yesterday my left testicle was huge my pain runs down my leg and up to my stomach ver swollen. Got nedication for it thank god. The fight side of my heart is enlarged pumonary hypertention 44/20 my aorta …

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New

not sure if first attempt went through. I have been diagnosed with emphysima and asthma fev1 79. Feel scared. Keep searching for answers. How fast is progression. When will my quality of life change.

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Do i have hyperinflated lungs do according to my PFT?

My rv and rv/tlc ratio i think they are at high levels (over 120% for rv/tlc and over 35% for rv), but my pneumologyst didnt mentioned nothing about that. I even dont know if i have copd or asthma. I have dyspnea for all the day and nobody knows why. Are …

Author: jotik
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Normal Pulmonary Function Test but my Doctor says I have COPD?

Congrats---that's the best news you can get

Author: m1234
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Dizziness

Dizziness can be caused by a variety of things. There's information out there that says alcohol decreases lung function. Decreased lung function impacts how well our bodies can function, how much oxygen is getting to our heart, brain, and other organs. …

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Are you considering a Stem Cell Therapy Clinic for treatment of your COPD?

I understand your frustration and you need. I have been researching these clinics since they first started in South America. I have several concerns, and the more I read, the more concerned I get. First off, most of these "clinics" have gone away from …

Author: Uncle Jim
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CXR shows patchy area right upper lung

What could it be? Going to have CT scan next month. I had pneumonia, pleural effusion, and a thoracentisis (to drain the fluid) 20 years ago. Could the strange finding on CXR be scar tissue from the insertion of the chest tube?

Author: PatriciaK
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A Day In The Life of A Caregiver

Good for you guys,my wife and l just did the same thing.No reason at all not to.l personally do not own a poc the cost at 3500 is to expensive on disability.l have the tanks and find they work really good for me,know it is old school but l know l can …

Author: Debik
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Will my Dad improve after catching a cold?

My Dad has had COPD for several years but it has always seemed mild. Just recently he caught a cold and now has been sick for weeks. He has laryngitis and constant phlegm. Unfortunately, he lives alone and is also in a different country to me so I am …

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Do I need to adjust my portable oxygen concentrator?

When I am out doing my walking exercise and I have my oxygen concentrator with me, I have it at a setting of 2, I try and do purse lip breathing, but it seems like when I do that I am breathing really fast like I am not getting enough oxygen, but here's …

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What to ask the dr?

I recently found out my mother had COPD. She didn't tell me for a long time and I only found out about it because she was hospitalized this past Christmas and a family friend told me. She then lead me to believe that she was doing a lot better and was …

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I HAVE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COPD…NOW WHAT??

This is rather long, but it is designed for those folks who have recently been diagnosed with COPD. It has some valuable information for everyone... I HAVE JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COPD…NOW WHAT?? I am not a physician. Not even close. What I am is a …

Author: Uncle Jim
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New on here

i have been diagnosed with emphysima and asthma fev1 79. Scared for my future at moment. I have gone into a deep depression. How do i manage this how long have i got before i have no quality of life

Author: Maureen61
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So depressed today!

I didn’t well last night, so depressed, anxious and worried. I’m already at 4 on oxygen and don’t know if I can even carry this tank and 1 tank is only good for maybe an hour. Then what? What’s next for me? With a back issue a bigger tank. It it possible …

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Assisted suicide for end stage COPD patients?

I wrote some of the following on another post, but wanted to add something.. I'm 74 years old and have been smoking 1/2 to 1 pack per day for 54 years. Although I had no symptoms and felt great, my doctor ordered a Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) 6 years …

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