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Concentrator electricity costs

I have 2 EverFlow concentrators running 24/7 in my house. They account for 35% of my power bill monthly..approx $70+. Any suggestions as to how to cut this usage..solar too expensive. power companies need to adjust Charges for medical purposes. …

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Check in – What have you been missing the past few months?

I miss baseball, too! We are a baseball family - my uncle was going to play professional ball, but then the Vietnam War happened and he was not able to play. Also, my cousin has been on the coaching staff for the Twins and the Tigers. It was always fun …

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How to use an MDI w/spacer and resprimet properly?

Proper use of an inhaler is confusing me. When using a spacer w/an MDI your supposed to inhale slowly enough to set off the whistle. Yet, when using the resprimet, you must inhale quickly enough to get all the medicine. So I asked my RT about the whistle …

Author: edpe77
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Check in - Gratitude

Are you ever the person late to the party? In my case, the party is every current band or TV show or trend. I don’t ever seem to catch on to them when the rest of the world does, but instead wait until they are but a Wikipedia entry when I finally come …

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"Severely Reduced DLCO"

The DLCO test actually shows how well the lungs exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. That gas exchange happens in the alveoli- the tiny clusters of air sacs in the lungs. Sometimes you can have a thickening of the tissue or even mucus that would prevent …

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What causes a dry cough in copd? Does wheezing occur in both chronic bronchitis and emphysema?

I have a dry cough and wheezing but no shortness of breath.

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OXYGEN TUBING - RETRACTABLE DEVICE

I had a hard time finding something like this and wanted to share with any of you who are looking for a product to help with your oxygen tubing issues. This is a link for a company (Oxygen Management Systems) who is selling a retractable oxygen tubing …

Author: ShirleyJ
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Compressing scalp

Hi does any one have problems with their non invasive vent straps leaving ridges on their scalps and will it cause problem

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Swollen foot

my right foot was twisted in a fall 4 months ago and swelled up. I iced it and eventually the swelling went down. It is swelling again now by evening. Does it have anything to do with copd

Author: bayroad22
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We need some help!!!!!!!!!!!

I posted about this a a few months ago about my nebulizer. I want something better than a cheesy aquarium pump for a nebulizer and I want it to really put out some med vapor pressure. I want to see the med solution turn a real milky white as it is being …

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Repeated Episodes of Pneumonia

My husband in the late stages of copd and was doing fine but since the end of April he has been in and out of ER/hospital with an exacerbation and three bouts of pneumonia, each declining his health. His palliative care doctor thinks it may be time for …

Author: Spouse
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Living with mild emphysema

I had my first PFT and Cat Scan of my lungs recently. I was diagnosed with mild COPD/ emphysema based on the PFT (FEV1- 93% and FEV1/FCV -78) and the Cat Scan showed mild to moderate emphysematous changes in the upper lobes. I'm 64 and smoked heavily for …

Author: gojags
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Can you guess the song title?

#13 - Well, would you believe "The Dead Heart" song? It is a picture of a RIP heart. This is REALLY not a happy song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16bFBzx7I_0

Author: edpe77
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Oxygen levels and lung function

if you have not yet read this post .... I suggest it is a must for ALL new members wishing to understand COPD and ASTHMA and how the lungs work ...... Mike Hess, RRT (State Captain, Michigan) 5 years ago We use pulse oximetry a lot because it's easy …

Author: DJ Sligar
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advice on the financial aspects of copd

hi, I'm new to the COPD website. I am seeking advice for handling the financial aspects of my COPD. Oxygen concentrators, inhalers,co-pays.I am retired on a fixed Social Security income. I have Parts a b and c on my social security, I have been told that …

Author: Mayme
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Ready for another rebus, to keep your mind off of the heast?

24. Some ones after me 23. Go for it

Author: edpe77
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Continuous vs pulse dosing?

Hi Soleena ......... home fill from LOX is your safest option [100% pure O2] …… use the refill flasks on EITHER Demand or Continuous to suit YOUR NEEDS at the time ….. you can adjust whenever YOU NEED.... use oximeter to know your own needs for O2 …. …

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Interest in Support Group Call

I hope it's not too late. I would be very interested. I would be open to either web, or telephone, or both. I'm new here as we just moved at the end of March. I was at Better Breathers, and had friends and counsel at our previous home.

Author: PDeNardo
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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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About what stage is it when bathing and walking makes your breathing faster?

I feel like i have ran a mile sometimes when I take a shower or I walk short distances.

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Are you ready for nother challange?

5/1 song and dance (s on g and dants

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My breathing test

Well about 2 years ago I got a breathing test done. The results said I had COPD. I am getting worse but have not seen a doctor about it since then. I got a nebulizer from a urgent care doctor. My PC doctor is giving me meds for it. Should I request a …

Author: Wiskers16
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How does wearing a mask affect your COPD?

How does wearing a mask affect your COPD? Many of my patients are refusing to wear masks because they claim they cannot breath with a mask.

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COPD problem with heat & humidity

And I check https://www.airnow.gov/ . If the humidity is up there, the ozone is often high, too, and that's what gets me.

Author: Safari
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Exercise Machine

Hello Everyone, I recently bought a LifePro Wave, my friend said because it vibrates it's not good for my heart and liver. It seems to help my breathing and stamina . I have severe GOPD and don't want to have issues with my heart and liver.

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