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How do other members react to weather changes?

I maintain a normal (95) O2 level but get sob if outside very long. Just feel a heaviness so I come back in! It has been humid and pollen counts up and down.

Author: dustybill
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Inhaler and throat soreness

I began the Trelegy inhaler a week ago. I really clean out my mouth afterwards. But that does not get into the breathing area by the larynx. I have reactive airway affecting the larynx (damage from concrete dust when laying tile many years ago, I …

Author: netmouse
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Help others understand your COPD

This Philips Breath Boldly video shows how you can get other people to understand what you are going through with COPD. Put a straw in their mouth. https://tinyurl.com/y4pw7nvb

Author: netmouse
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How to deal with emphysema

My pulmonologist states I still have COPD (recent PFT), but with an emphysema component (she saw from a spine CT..follow-up for C12 fx that showed the upper lungs). I asked if was mild and she said stop smoking and get repeat PFT and chest CT in December …

Author: PatriciaK
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Good explanation of COPD (video)

This is a clear explanation for anyone newly diagnosed: https://tinyurl.com/q8anv8n

Author: netmouse
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Help with understanding spirometry results

Can you provide me some clarity on this test. My pulmo doctor is focused on the FEV1 value. Mine is 60% of predicted value (on Trelegy). So this is moderate disease on the Gold guidelines. However, he ignores the ratio FEV1/FVC. Mine is 71%, and normal …

Author: netmouse
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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 …

Author: PatriciaK
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Reme Halo and UV LIght - Air Purification

I just had the condenser coil replaced in my home AC. On the way out the repairman mentioned the Reme Halo (air purification) and UV light (to prevent mold from growing on the coil). Does anyone out there have real world experience with either? They …

Author: mpowers
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How do you know the Total Lung Capacity

Can I calculate the TLC with these report values? FVC, FEV1, FEF, FIVC, FIF, MVV Lung volumes: SVC, IC, ERV Diffusion: DLCO, DL/VA, VA

Author: netmouse
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Possible Asthma induced COPD only 21 very scared need advice!

I've had asthma my entire life but it was only a real problem a few years ago. I heard uncontrolled asthma can cause complications but nobody really stressed the importance of taking my preventive meds. The inhalers worked so great so i just stuck with …

Author: Paradox314
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Diagnosed at 28 with no testing

I have recently been diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, COPD. I am 28 years old and in decent shape and live an active lifestyle, although a little over weight. I smoked for just short of 9 years and smoked “socially” for 4 of those years while in …

Author: Allysa
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Lung Infection Just Hangs On and Degrading

I had a severe exacerbation aka Flare Up four weeks ago that first put me in the ER. I was told then it could take up to a month to recover fully from it. It was brought on by an upper lung infection I have been trying to rid myself of for three or four …

Author: Grenz45
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How long will I be able with COPD stage 0?

Good morning. I am a Portuguese citizen diagnosed with COPD stage 0 this year. Unfortunately, I have a chronic bronchitis and I say it is at stage 0 because my lung function, (FEV and other measures like that), is at 100% yet. I am only 31 and I only do …

Author: Manuel87
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does COPD effect your bladder & bowels when you get winded like having to go right then & there

having to go right on the spot I had BCG treatments for cancer a while back & have this problem

Author: urbansrs
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Can a "flare up" last for more than a month?

Good evening everyone! I hope you are all well! I finally got scheduled to see Pulmonolgist for lung tests. The soonest they can get me in is October 9th. That seems like a long time away when I have trouble breathing everyday. I don't know anyone …

Author: Kattlyne
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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.

Author: milton2203
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Anyone Know, Where is the Best Treatment Place for COPD?

Does anyone know where is the best place for COPD treatment for every patient?.

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I am a victim... I am hunted in fraud.

I had bought my COPD treatment medication from an online pharmacy i.e 24*7pharmacy. But this online pharmacy is rogue and doing fraud with customers. this pharmacy is not shipping my product. Anyone suggest me? how to find a safe online pharmacy.

Author: heidiweber
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Can anyone tell me about the name of drugs Used to treat for COPD?

Can anyone tell me about the name of drugs Used to treat for COPD?. Because I want to know which medication help to treat COPD.

Author: milton2203
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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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Mixed defect? Obstructive and restrictive

Hello, I had my first appointment with a pulmonologist, and he mentioned that the upcoming PFT I have scheduled will show if I have aspects of a restrictive defect concurrent with the obstructive breathing (he saw this in the spirometry that the …

Author: Sassycat
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Zepher and FDA

Approval now 8 months old. I have seen nothing that indicated during the recent enrollment period that had any of the insurance companies advertising or even suggesting they would pay. Likewise no jump for vast numbers of hospitals to provide nor …

Author: Grover
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Has anyone had the valves put in? If so has it helped your breathing?

did it help? How was the process

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Most accurate oxygen saturation monitoring?

Hi my dad has stage 4 emphysema. His hands are often cold (leads to strange oxygen sat readings using fingertip pulse oximeter). Does anyone know of another recommended piece of equipment for oxygen sat monitoring that is effective and accurate? In the …

Author: Ffm
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Pulse oximeters

how many people own and use. Pulse oximeters? How do you feel it benefits your overall health? Do you use it to help spot exacerbations?

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