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Check in - Be Kind to Yourself :)

Hello friends, How are things going at your house? Things are going well here, and we have a nice routine going that seems to be working for everyone. We are getting a lot done for work and school and trying to get our exercise every day. We have goals …

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Does anyone else out there feel like their shoulder blades are caving in.!

I’m newly diagnosed but due to the Covid breakout, I haven’t yet been able to access any pulmonary rehabilitation or ask any of the questions I want to ask. I wake up every day exhausted and by lunchtime I feel like my shoulder blades are caving in on …

Author: Mrs T
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Masks—who should wear them and how to get them?

I just read an article in the Boston Globe that encourages everyone to wear masks. Hard to know what's best---Too much conflicting information

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The Medical use of Hydrogen Peroxide

I have seen that being done. People have reported using it in there nebulizer.

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Dlco low-FEV1 was good but Dlco was low

had lung function test and FEV1 was good but Dlco was low. Any body heard of this?

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Testing question

Hello! I’ve been diagnosed with mild copd via Spirometry. My fvc and ratio were 94 and 79 respectively but my fev was 75. I’m wondering if there could be errors on the test considering I was extremely anxious and am suffering from seasonal allergies. I …

Author: Shannon824
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Meaning of reduced DLCO on PFT?

I have a question about my lung function test that I had on Oct 17 last year: my DLCO was 21mL/mmHg. The reference value was 33mL/mmHg. The CT scan of my lungs didn’t show emphysema or ISLD so my pulmo didn’t seem worried about this. Is my DLCO normal or …

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DLCO low

Hi Rosie1996.......The most important and best thing you can do for yourself is QUIT smoking. You may have some issues at first but they will improve with time. I quit 2 years ago----It gets much much better. If you continue to smoke your COPD WILL get …

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is it normal to start with chest severe pain after hvg copd/emph for 4 yrs..on oxygen 24/7..painful

can anyone help with info????

Author: Kelseytwo1
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Dealing with advanced copd

I am a 57 year old woman, who has got stage 4 severe COPD and emphysema, I was diagnosed about three years ago. i was a smoker for many years, and just finally gave them up about ten years ago, but not soon enough, the damaged was already done. I went …

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Incruse and symbicort-tired or head feel funny after taking?

is it just me or do you feel kind of tired or your head feel funny after taking Incruse and symbicort. Towards the end of the afternoon I tend to be s little better but I find these drugs Knock me out

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Fear/anxiety about using bathroom

Hello there, My mom is currently in hospital with severe COPD and is nearing end of life. She is currently wearing a diaper because she can no longer get up to go to the bathroom. The problem is, whenever we try to move her to change her diaper and to …

Author: SherryG
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Peak flow meter / emphysema

if your peak flow meter is good can you rule out emphysema or COPD. Stopped smoking a month ago after 38 years and chest hurts and sob. Spo2 is good at 97. Will get test results next Friday, Very worried please pray with me.

Author: Rod.62
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Nebulzing with saline solution

My pulmo says hypertonic 7% saline is the best and I read that in a report also. i forgot to say that I do have bronchiectasis along with asthma and emphysema and PH. The bronchiectasis is what causes so much trouble with the mucus. I also have to do the …

Author: AMV
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Advair Goes Generic! FDA Authorizes Wixela Inhub!

“The U.S. FDA approved the first generic version of blockbuster drug Advair (fluticasone/salmeterol) for asthma maintenance treatment in patients aged 4 and up, and also for maintenance treatment and prevention of exacerbations in chronic obstructive …

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Has anyone on this forum had the Zephyr valves installed?

Has anyone on this forum had the Zephyr valves installed? If so, have they helped?

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Copd and corona

I am 43 from India , Three month ago I was detected copd .X-Ray says hyperflaten lung but 2 times pft report normal ( fev1/fvc was 79.2 and 81.4).Currently using inhailer (foracot 200 twice).Corona outbeak India and media says copd patient are at high …

Author: Mr.Ayan
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Coronavirus ranking

Attributing virus for death is not right because our life is essential for virus survival. they can replicate only in living cells. killing a patient is suicide mission for virus itself. the other thing to blame is the our own immune response and turns …

Author: netmouse
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Instacart questions

I'm upset. Many items I put on my grocery list yesterday for Vons pickup are now out of stock. And all the pickup days and times weren't available. I called and was told to keep checking for availability, Now there are openings for pickup, but many items …

Author: PatriciaK
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Check In with us- Let us know how you are doing!

I'm doing OK. I've been getting out for exercise-staying away from people and trying to follow the rules. Watching a minimum of news-It gets to be too much. Keeping in touch with family and friends. I can tend to a loner at times-but-this is more alone …

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Unemployment during covid 19 isolation

If you take a temporary leave from work to self isolate can you get unemployment?

Author: kayblair
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Info re: zephyr valve

I know this is pretty new so any information would be helpful.

Author: Grandmab
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What is Zephyr Endobronchial Valve?

I saw my doctor on Wednesday, he told me about the Zephyr Endobronchial Valve , and says I should do this as this would help my shortness of breath. Trying to find any information on success and what to expect from this procedure.

Author: Silforhire
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Boggle, anyone?

Anyone up for a game? Ok! Set your timer for three minutes and write down all the words three letters or longer you can. Then write the number of words in your comment below. Let’s see how we do!

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Non-Compliant - Covid 19& Self Quarantine

I am well aware of our nations fight of Covid 19-- Have been self quarantined since March 10th- I have no problem doing this- Unfortunately my 68 yr old retired brother also lives with me-- We are both retired- I never wanted such an arrangement- (long …

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