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Symbicort and leg cramps

Has anyone taken symbicort and have you experienced leg cramps - I’ve been in symbicort fir about 6 weeks and have noticed in the last week some leg cramping and joint stiffness in the legs when walking.Anyone else experience this and what to do about it

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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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Salter Labs nebulizer set 8900-7

How long can you use these 8900-7 sets? I heard 2 weeks, but they're all plastic. I would think if washed good after each use, they should last a lot longer. Thanks for any reply.

Author: Brian C.
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Depression and Anxiety medications in someone with COPD?

What medications have you found to be effective in helping reduce depression and anxiety in someone with COPD?

Author: Katiebelle
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Does anyone have a lack of appetite, or problems with weight loss since your diagnosis?

Hi Caroline, Thank you so much for your response. I do most of the things you suggested, except I don't drink milk or dairy of any kind. When my appetite is on track, I usually eat yogurt and oatmeal for breakfast, and occasionally, sausage. I also eat 2 …

Author: Cas
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o2 and airline travel

how difficult is airline travel with o2

Author: Robby
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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 …

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Does it take x days for Trelegy to work?

Trelegy works well for me--been using it for a year and a half.

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Ted and Grace Koppel Interview

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ted-koppel-grace-anne... Worth the watch --

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Medicare drug plan enrollment 2020

Enrollment starts 10/15 to 12/7. This is only for the Part D drug plans and the Medicare Advantage health plans. These have no underwriting. (Traditional Medicare supplemental Medigap plans have enrollment any month - and you may be subject to …

Author: netmouse
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End stages of COPD

Hi Mango - Welcome to C0PD360Social. There's information available on how to use this site. Just click on the C0PD360Social Menu, where you will find a section called "How to Participate" including video tutorials. I have been able to manage my …

Author: Lane07
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Questions about Oxygen?

OK, any more questions about the Long Term Oxygen Treatment Trial? I've received some from several people--Bonnie, Bob S. Mike H., Bruce M, and Jean R. Anyone else? I'd like to have as complete a list as possible so that the authors and NIH can …

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What can I add to humidifier water to help with sinus problem?

https://www.childrenscolorado.org/conditions-and-a... This has info on safely using a humidifier. I found 2 brands of evaporative models easily leaked water. One when not home, it just sprung a leak, read reviews. Ugh! And the cool ultrasonic style …

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BiPAP in the ER during an exacerbation?

It would be great if some of you who have gotten BiPAP treatment in an emergency department would describe your experience here. The following review article summarizes multiple studies showing that this treat save your lifement doubles your survival and …

Author: Lungguy
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Symbicort dosage-missed dose

I forgot to take my symbicort this am so I took it at 12:30 pm can i take my next dose at 9:30 p

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More sources for lung harm

I see more harmful sources causing harm to the lungs. Nodoctor told me, even in diagnosing COPD in that 5 to 10 minute quickappointment. Add to smoking (quit in 1978), a more recent decade ofheating my house daily in cool weather with a wood stove. And …

Author: netmouse
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Quick drop in oxygen levels.

Is it normal to have a sudden drop in oxygen levels, like down from high 90's to 70's within minutes without exertion? Are there any suggested questions for my doctor? My stress test was normal even though my heart rate stays very high.

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Travelling to warm climates

just wondering does anyone travel to warmer climates in the winter. I have copd and emphysema - mild - nit in oxygen I live in Montreal, Quebec where winter is brutal and was thinking of traveling somewhere warm/hot this winter. Would this be ok and what …

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Milk options/alternatives?

I like cereal for breakfast and used to be able to get away with skim milk without too much mucus thickening. But lately it’s giving me more problems, and I’m thinking of stopping it too. Does lactose free milk still cause mucus thickening? How about …

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Spiration Valves & Disability

Does anyone know if Social Security takes disability away from recipients (under 65) that get the lung valves and show an improvement that goes over the SSA criteria?

Author: Tootsie810
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Do you gain weight on symbicort. I have been taking for 2 months and gained 15 lbs.

does anyone gain weight on symbicort. I have been taking 2 puffs 2x day and gained 15 lbs.

Author: tibs
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Oxygen levels and lung function

copd and asthma are overlapping.  I have asthma and emphysema. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23473596

Author: DJ Sligar
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Anyone help to buy Generic Cialis from an online pharmacy in the USA?

Hello All, I want to buy my prescription (Cialis) from a Canadian pharmacy in the USA. So suggest me which one pharmacy is safe for mine prescription?

Author: timothy78
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I am looking for an affordable Online Pharmacy USA for my Spiriva.

I am looking for a USA Online Pharmacy at an affordable price for my COPD treatment, and shipped my order at Texas city. Anyone suggest me to.

Author: milton2203
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I am thinking about, how to save on my prescription in the USA?. anyone help

I am thinking about how to save money on my prescription in the USA?. Anyone can suggest me about it.

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