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yellow brown mucus

+what does it mean for loved one coughing yellow brown mucus? shes on antibiotic. taking Mucinex, sounds very congested. she has COPD and had exacerbation past week recently. +why is she so tired? like wanting to sleep alot? she takes vitamins. + what …

Author: imdaughter
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I’m extremely depressed lately, this copd is just awful!I never laugh anymore, I’m not myself.

I would try to reach out to a therapist, someone that can help you to accept your diagnosis so that you can move on from there. Sometimes we have to reinvent ourselves a little bit. LIfe is different but it sure isn't over. I loved to garden too but I …

Author: Beezer
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Have you heard about the IMPACT COPD event?

On June 18 and 19, 2019, COPD champions will converge in Washington, DC for two days of training, relationship building and advocacy. IMPACT COPD includes an interactive training workshop, networking opportunities at an evening reception, and visits with …

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Small airway disease

Is anyone familiar with this term? I think this might be the label best applied to me. It might be why despite a fairly decent last pft, I still struggle. The problem is it does not respond to most inhalers as they do not go deep enough into lungs. My …

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Feel like the youngest :(

so last week i just found out that at 36 years old i have copd! i have 4 small boy's 2, 4, 6 and a 8 year old. I want to live to watch tbem gro and become amazing fathers that i know they can be! It kinda shocked me that i jave it but yet again were all …

Author: TrishaP
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Medications from All Day Chemist in India

I just read some old posts from folks who buy their meds from India. Can anyone tell me how you verified the quality and safety? It looks as if it is far less expensive, especially if you are in the Medicare Coverage Gap as I am now thanks to the …

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Trying to get some sleep

I'm very newly diagnosed COPD. im having a very difficult time getting sleep. I have tried wedge,dosent work.my coughing is so saver at night.

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How do I stop nasal congestion

nasal passages severely blocked with bleeding that makes it hatd to use oxygen and cpap. Any remedies besides saline solution and gel? Thank

Author: Evie
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How did you quit smoking-having a hard time

Having a hard time stopping... when I get anxiety or stressed I keep going back

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Information from American Thoracic Society's annual meeting 2019

I'm going to be at the American Thoracic Society's annual meeting. I've already been asked to see if I can get any new information regarding CDB oil and COPD and stem cell treatments for COPD. I will be attending a meeting on O2, and will certainly be …

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Trelegy problem

Hello, I tried posting this before, but it disappeared, so I apologise for any duplication. Trelegy makes me gag, retch, and worse. It takes some time to recover. Has anyone else had this problem? I would appreciate any advice. Thanks!

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Trelegy- has anyone tried this.......insurance does not cover it.

I use Trelegy also. I'm in my 4th month and it works well for me. I previously used Anoro, Spiriva and Advair. With Trelegy my breathing has stabilized-NO serious SOB- I'm able to exercise and do pretty much anything I want to. Might make me a little …

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What are Californians going to do when P.G.&E. cuts off their power for unspecified time periods

I understand that Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the Big Kahuna for electrical power for oxygen dependent patients will be turning that energy supply off when conditions are supposedly not favorable regarding the expected "fire season." Whether a …

Author: Mellie
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CBD Oil-any insight

Hello All. Hope everyone is doing well. I her a lot of chatter about the use of CBD oil and how great it is for inflammation issues. Wondering if anyone has used it or has any insight on this matter. Thanks.

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Anyone using Trelegy and have a side effect related to hearing?

Just started Trelegy this month, and have used it about 4 sittings, I started experiencing a whooshing like sound in my ears. As well as a feeling of being able to hear my blood pumping through my head, when not on the machine. It is very difficult to …

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COPD-Is this because he is a smoker

My father is 88yrs old and have been a heavy smoker since age 16. He has recently been diagnosed with COPD. His breathing is faster, he coughing up alot of of heavy mucus. He wont stop smoking and we tried it all with him. He has been attending his Dr …

Author: Sheila P.
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Anemia

Has anyone found out that they were anemic? If so, did treatment for it help lessen breathlessness? Thank you for responding in advance.

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Thinking about a vacation to Mexico.

I am not on oxygen , I have mild COPD and thinking about a vacation to Mexico. In late July or early August. Is this a good idea or not? I don't want to go then have problems. Anyone have any experiences with traveling to high humidity and heat places?

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Diagnosed with COPD but Doctor says there's no need for oxygen therapy or BiPAP

I am new here and my dad who is 67 years old have been diagnosed with COPD with cor pulmonale. Needless to say this is all very new to me and I have been trying to get answers to so many of my questions. I've bought a small oxymeter for him at home to …

Author: Natalie86
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Severe COPD and blood pressure

Hi everyone, my mum has severe copd and palliative care at home. She has suffered extremely high blood pressure for many year, for the last week her systolic sitting on her usual of 160 above but diastolic has dropped down under 75, very unusual for mum. …

Author: Its hard
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New Nodule Found on CT

My first CT scan showed a development of a new dominant spiculated nodule highly concerning for malignancy it is 1.1 cm. This did not show on my two chest X-ray. Doctor wants me to get another CT in June before my appointment with her. She also said …

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Exercise-finish or wrap it up

I haven't found an answer, I do the treadmill daily and weights every other day, however I had a hard to breath episode yesterday, should I keep pushing myself and finish my routine or wrap it up and go home? My Oximeter seems to get wacky readings when …

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exercise-over-exerting oneself

I've been trying to find a clear answer on whether over-exerting oneself from, for example, weight lifting causes permanent lung damage and worsening COPD for the rest of my life. Everything I've read on the internet says that over-exertion should be …

Author: BobSF
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Retractable Oxygen Tubing: Do you use this?

OK FOLKS,,, I BUILT ONE FOR MY WIFE A YEAR BEFORE SHE PASSED, 5 YRS AGO FOR DO IT YOURSELF PROJECT! I HAVE A COUPLE VIDEOS FOR YOU TO LOOK AT, ON U-TUBE. ALSO READ THE COMMENTS THERE, BUT ONE LINK IS NO LONGER ACTIVE OF SOMEONE THAT MAKING THEM ON E-BAY? …

Author: Janina K
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The Cure for COPD...

At this point, the best hope for a "cure" appears to be the work that is going on at real research facilities that are working with stem cells. The hope is to develop a method of altering stem cells so that they will actually work to regenerate lung …

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