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***ACTIVITY BINGO***

Ladies and Gentlemen! Are you looking for ways to become or stay active? Are you also a little competitive? If the answer to either of those questions is "yes", then I have just the thing for you! (Drumroll, please!) ACTIVITY BINGO!!! We all know how …

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Life expectancy

I have just been diagnosed with COPD. Everywhere I read it says 50% won't survive 5 years. What is the truth please?

Author: Emmajean
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Covid pneumonia question

Has anyone here had a recent bout of covid pneumonia and how did you do after? I caught covid pneumonia in December of 2020 and I am three months in and still on oxygen, I was not on oxygen prior to this. My FEV1 yesterday was 70 which is higher than …

Author: WomaninNH
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Very depressed and scared

I've posted before about my shortness of breath jjust showing up, it really did. I was going on stop up until November. I am very scared, and saddened that this emphasphmic changes has showed up on my ct scan. Scared and just depressed to the point I'm …

Author: Cathymo
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Covid pneumonia question

It is my hope that they find out more information as time goes on about covid pneumonia and if people can recover from any of the damage it does. I have been on google and reading stories and from what I have seen you can get lung function back but I am …

Author: WomaninNH
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COVID vaccine

Got my Moderna vaccine two days ago. Took daughter's advice and made sure to move my arm a lot. I wiggled and stretched. Used my airdyne (exercise bike with arm movement) for an extra 20 minutes as soon as I got home, plus my normal 60 minutes later …

Author: Gwynne
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Can Emphysema just show up?

Back in October I was fine. Horse back riding, camping, atvjing, remodeling my house. Had a seizure in November for no apparent reason. I started having weird symptoms. Dr said anxiety. .. finally after having stomach issues that felt like gallbladder …

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Did anyone's copd happen suddenly?

I was asthmatic most my young life to adult with many attacks pneumonia and bronchitis over time which then lapped over to copd. In 97 went on oxygen.

Author: Cacia1978
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Are meds given for mild copd

My spirometer test shows I have mild obstructive airway disease. Pulmonologist reading my CT said emphysema changes in the lungs also hyperinflation.Have me Trelegy sample that really hasn’t been a silver bullet for my breathlessness. I have been trying …

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Check in - What is Rare Disease Day?

Welcome to this special “Rare Disease Day” edition of the Wednesday Check in (yes, I know it’s Monday – don’t worry, you didn’t lose two days!). Yesterday, more than 200 events in 54 countries promoted the awareness of rare diseases. Why are we talking …

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newly diagnosed /stage 2

Hi! I am really just so overwhelmed with this diagnosis. I am 58 years old, never smoked, parents never smoked, but I was around a lot of second hand smoke as a child while living in the Middle East. I was just diagnosed with stage 2 COPD after two …

Author: becky8
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How is a stress test

Hey Bully....I've had several stress tests over the years--last one summer 2019--I've always done well. I've always exercised so that is a big help. What does your Dr say???? The techs' giving the test are always right there with you while you're on the …

Author: Bully
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Throat problems after being intubated.

I have had to be intubated twice in as many years. The last time was approx. 3 months ago. My voice is hoarse and I constantly feel like I need to clear my throat. My pulmo dr said some times damage is done and suggested a scope. I realize this is a life …

Author: charlie47
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Copd circulation or could it be lupus

Hello I'm a 36 year old female and was only diagnosed 2019, I was wondering if anyone who's been living with the condition longer tell me if circulation issues is part of COPD? Or if I should get it checked as it could be something separate. I'm slight …

Author: Lally84
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COPD and Covid Vaccine

Has any1 with COPD gotten both shots? If so what were the side effects, does it affect your breathing? Would you recommend getting the vaccine? TY

Author: PKO RADIO
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Check in - A Light in the Dark

What a year it has been since the COVID-19 pandemic invaded our world. It’s been a difficult, uncertain time. Through it all, we’ve continued on – you and I – just doing our very best to stand tall, chin up, in spite of all that has come our way. Yes, we …

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Do you know your companies?

C3...Let your fingers do the walking--Yellow Pages C1...This is your brain on drugs---US anti drug commercial A2...Think Outside the Bun----Taco Bell A3....The Happiest Place On Earth-----Disneyland

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Meet with Pulmonologist

Many of us smoked for many years, quit and were diagnosed with COPD long after we quit. That may be what is keeping him from giving you a diagnosis right now and recommending that you see what a year brings. If you want to give yourself the best chance …

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Can you spell can...?

thought would get a chuckle out of this. //ed

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cpap cleaner

Does anyone have info on using an ozone cleaner machine for cpap devices?

Author: Evie
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Where to find help

This is a different kind of question for everybody due to a lot of things going on in my life in the last five years a lot of illnesses plus being a survivor of domestic violence it has not been easy I had to leave my home last August in order to stay …

Author: lanesf
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Breathing Discomfort

Did the pulmonologist do some breathing tests? The one where you're told to "blow, blow, blow"? If not, then you may want to see another pulmonologist and ask for a spirometry or pulmonary function test. Either will give definitive results for COPD. If …

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Diaphram Paralyzed

I do not believe that this is common at all even with COPD. It probably makes the COPD worse as does my diaphragm with a hole in it.

Author: Captain.2
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My deep breaths feel restricted and I cannot understand why? Does anyone else feel like this?

Okay I previously posted a similar question a while ago but would like to possibly see if anyone else is in a similar situation as myself but before I get into the details I would like to explain a little about myself. I am currently a 22 year old white …

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What are the pro’s and con’s of using a nebulizer ​

I would like to know if it would help

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