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Looking for a less expensive option for Trelegy.

Does anyone know where to purchase Trelegy for less? I looked at alldaychemist and complete online pharmacy and they do not seem to carry it. There does not seem to be a generic for this medication. At about the 6 month point in a year, my cost …

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Anybody cancelled their Part D scrip plan?

I am wondering if anyone has been brave enough to cancel their Part D RX plan that Medicare requires you to purchase otherwise you will have to pay a Late Enrollment Penalty FOR LIFE if you decide to sign back up later, whether in 3 mos or 3 years. I …

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December Weekend Puzzle?

16-Hollywood & Vine 19-knotty pine 29-game of stars

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Pfts with bronchiectasis &copd

Can COPD and Bronchiectasis look the same on a pulmonary function test? What distinguishes between the two? I know that a High res CT scan picks up bronchiectasis but im only wanting to know PFTs. Thanks a lot for your time

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Check in - Are You More Than Your Disease? Renewal and Discovery with COPD

I am fortunate in that I am still able to be physically active, although that has deteriorated some. I love walking, and and I do go out for an exercise walk at least 3 days a week. Other than a physical hobby,I would say that reading, and learning new …

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Will my life be shortened because of having both COPD and RA?

So RA is the newer diagnosis for me, and I have questions about having the two together. Apparently, I've had RA for quite a while now, but did not know until I had my first hospital stay from pneumonia. Once I began seeing my pulmo dr at his office, the …

Author: Jody O.
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is milk good for me?

please advise me!

Author: Mary E O
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What Does It Mean If Both CO2 Levels and O2 Levels are low?

I've been reading here about CO2 retention, and I understand that pretty well. But for a long time now, both my O2 and CO2 levels are low. At the same time? I don't understand at all. I'm transitioning to a new pulmonologist and haven't seen mine in …

Author: Jody O.
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Virtual Pulmonary Rehab - Have you tried it?

Hello Friends! I hope you are all doing well today! We talk a lot about pulmonary rehab and the benefits of the exercise and education that come along with it, but like so many things affected by social distancing, those programs might look a little …

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Check in – Are You a Thankful Thinker in 2021?

I'm a little late to say Happy Thanksgiving. I have to say I feel I don't have much to be thankful for as I am new to COPD, and RA. All new diagnoses in the last year. But I am going to try to list things I am thankful for. My mom and dad still being …

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How to feed toothless 92-year-old

My 92-year-old mother was just told she has COPD. Apparently when she had TAVR two years ago it was discovered but never dealt with. She has had a chronic cough for about 6 years - but her mother also had a chronic cough for the last 10 years of her life …

Author: Carol S
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What research is being done regarding anti-inflammatories and theirtori effect on phlegm?

I am sure we need mucus to keep our lung cells moist, but when it gets to the point that it forms too much phlegm and blocks the bronchial tubes too much acting as a attraction point for bacteria that the immune system can't get to because of too much …

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Restrictive clothing issues

what solutions are ther

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CO2 Retention

What is being referenced here is called the Hypoxic Drive. It is a very old idea with deep roots and no evidence to support it. Many people believe in the Hypoxic Drive and just as many don't. Hypoxic Drive theory, believes that a high flow of oxygen …

Author: PamR
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What Happens After Liquid Oxygen

Has anyone out there lost access to their liquid oxygen system? How did that loss affect your quality of life? We're looking for a few stories to add to a project that the American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society (among other groups) are …

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Check in - Why is it important to set goals?

Well, here we are on the first day of December! If you have COPD, you probably focus on getting through each day, one day at a time. But… when we turn that calendar to January, we are looking at a whole new year. And you may be asking yourself one, or …

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Problem with sweating

Good Afternoon, Hop this finds everyone breathing easy. I have a question about “sweating”. I can’t seem to vacuum a room or make a bed or shop without sweating like a pig!! ( no offense to pigs) . Does anyone else have this problem and/ or solution?? …

Author: dwbap
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Studies on weather impacting progression of lung disease

Has the prevalence of obstructive lung disease in dryer regions ever been studied? How do people with obstructive lung disease fair in dryer areas? I’m in Iowa and as much as I love my family here, i hate the humidity in the air. It even feels humid …

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How normal is this?

Hope you guys had a nice thanksgiving. Or at least the food was good. Im trying to understand how “normal” it is to have breathing problems every day when you’re on consistent medication, have no allergies & are only a mild copder. I realize we are all …

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Has anyone here used AllDayChemist in India to purchase their inhalers?

Has anyone used AllDayChemist in India to purchase their inhalers?

Author: Anonymous
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What exercises are best for someone with COPD

I am asking anyone on this site for help understanding what the exercises are that someone with copd can do to keep from deconditioning. I have a recumbent bike that I have been using, I quit going to the gym due to covid still being ouit there so I just …

Author: WomaninNH
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Trelegy Ellipta issues with mouthpiece??

Trelegy Ellipta seems to work better tha. Spiriva fir me, except i find the mouthpiece for inhalation seems so different than my Spiriva. I used the Spiriva (capsules,) the mouthpiece that came from Alldaychemist was so much easier to use. So I'm finding …

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Anyone have experience of a breathing aid called AirPhysio Global

I saw an ad in facebook the other day for a Australian manufactured breathing aid designed for COPD and Asthema patients.There were attached to the ad so many postive claims for the benefits by users in improving their breathing and mucus control,just …

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Adverse effects of Jardiance

Anyone here also a diabetic and a heart patient? My doctor recently started me on Jardiance and I have noticed I'm having more breathing difficulties lately. Was wondering if Jardiance could cause that?

Author: Wheezer242
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Looking for Pulmonary Edema information, prognosis and treatment.

Looking for Pulmonary Edema information, prognosis and treatment.

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