0 Votes
5 Answers
Does anyone else live in the Pacific Northwest and dealing with the smoke?

Heres a pic taken out the front door last Tuesday at noon, the night after the wind kicked up and fanned the fires. I actually slept in because I woke up and it was still dark. I finally looked at the clock and holy crap! whats going on. Looked out the …

Author: GlennD
0 Votes
2 Answers
Do you use a fan when you feel breathless?

Many of my COPD patients always seem to want the air conditioner on or they often ask for fans that they put on their bedside tables and aim the flow directed to their faces. Is there a relieve of shortness of breath?

0 Votes
4 Answers
What you say, Yet another wackie wordie?

C1 - Tailgate Party... D1 - Call for Backup... D3 - Back Field in Motion

Author: edpe77
Tags:
0 Votes
12 Answers
Check in - A Change for the Better?

Bronco78 I never suggested Sassycat was ignorant, you are the one that suggested she needed to educated herself. Sassycat and I are good. I have nothing to apologize for Mike.

0 Votes
2 Answers
Can COPD be definitively diagnosed from a radiograph?

The definitive diagnostic tool for COPD is a spirometry test or a full blown Pulmonary Function test. Sometimes a CT scan is also done to confirm and add specificity to the diagnosis. X-rays can indicate some signs of COPD, but they aren't definitive. …

Author: WebDevDiva
0 Votes
16 Answers
Difficulty breathing in the shower

It's probably easiest to make washing your hair a separate operation from taking a shower. Also, choose a time of day when you're rested and have some energy. Showering requires exertion AND involves some humidity that many patients find uncomfortable. …

0 Votes
17 Answers
Ready for a new adventure?

B2 Holy Night? D3 Swept Up?

Author: edpe77
Tags:
0 Votes
14 Answers
No help for me...

Have been tested and during the test I was given an inhaler (test worse after inhaler). Doc told me I DO have COPD and to put salt in my wounds, there is NO help I can get to make my breathing easier. Was told I "could" have 5 more years if I quit …

0 Votes
4 Answers
Is it okay toHave a glass of white wine

Author: Edenwind
0 Votes
3 Answers
Prednisone or prednisolone comment from someone

Author: Norso
0 Votes
4 Answers
Blood pressure

Author: Norso
0 Votes
8 Answers
Pulse Oximeters

Author: Norso
0 Votes
12 Answers
Oxygen ideas but not prescribed

Author: Norso
Tags:
0 Votes
6 Answers
What could "chronic emphysemic changes" be?

Author: Norso
Tags:
0 Votes
4 Answers
How fast can one die from COPD? Is it gradual and slow?

Author: Nicky Nick
Tags:
0 Votes
6 Answers
When is the best time to get my flu shot?

Author: GMillard
0 Votes
12 Answers
I WANT TO BUY A SPIROMETER

Author: urbansrs
0 Votes
3 Answers
Yes, it is that time of year again. Are you going to get the flu shot?

Even that flu vaccine effectiveness has varied from year to year, the CDC has urged to get a flu shot, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CDC flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death …

0 Votes
9 Answers
next puzzle

OK, let's put this in perspective. I have attended several COPD support meetings. In many ways they are a lot like COPD360social in that they are a community and all share having or being involved with COPD. In these meetings they discuss COPD BUT they …

Author: netmouse
Tags:
0 Votes
4 Answers
Pandemic and orders from Alldaychemist

Has anyone been able to order from Alldaychemist, how long did it take for you to get your meds?

0 Votes
0 This question has no answers.
COPD/COVID 19

I'm collecting this information for a professional. If anyone had Covid 19 and revovered or is in recovery, what is your blood type?

Author: Josephbel
0 Votes
2 Answers
Why would a corticosteroid reducing mucus imply asthma over chronic bronchitis?

My pulmonologist prescribed Pulmocort and told me if my productive cough went away on the med, it meant I had asthma not COPD. It didn’t. More recently my allergist (who also treats asthma) changed me to QVAR and said the same thing (this time directly …

0 Votes
0 This question has no answers.
Food for thought! Do you.......

Do you think about about what you eat? I have been much more and it's not coming easy for someone who likes pizza, chips, bacon, crisps, twiglets etc. I am trying to eat more healthily Yesterday I had vegetarian bean burger and salad with feta, avacado …

Author: Norso
Tags:
0 Votes
5 Answers
Rapid weight gain.

I have gained nearly 8 lbs ovr the last 3 weeks or so with no diet or exercise change and have more SOB episodes when walking outside or up stairs. Is there a relationship with COPD or could it be something els? Am down to 7 mg of prednisone for the PMR …

Author: Evie
0 Votes
3 Answers
Balloons : As a therapy?

Hoping I'm not getting forgetful but I seem to recall that my mum, at her copd/breath easy sessions, was once told to buy balloons and blow them up as an exercise. Would that be right? Ironic I might well go to same session she did. Least I know where it …

Author: Norso
Votes
0 This question has no answers. Answers

Author:
Tags:
No questions or answers were found
No questions or answers were found
More Questions
Ask a question

COPD360social posts are monitored by Vice President of Patient Experience and COPD360social Community Manager, Bill Clark, as well as staff Respiratory Therapists.


Tags
No tags found

Medical Advice

It is not our intention to serve as a substitute for medical advice and any content posted should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. While we encourage individuals to share their personal experiences with COPD, please consult a physician before making changes to your own COPD management plan.