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Energy management tips

I was working with a group of some relatively newly diagnosed COPD patients yesterday and they had some questions that I thought you all could help me with. They were talking about how they seem to run out of steam by the middle of the afternoon. I began …

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Tapering Prednisone​??

My Internist gave e 20 mgs, 3 a day in the morning, for 7 days. He said I don't have to taper it off - it's for sinus stuff to help the chronic sinusitis I think 60 mg a day is alot, but ok, but I think I should stagger the dosage so I wind up with 1 on …

Author: Jastro
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Can you rapidly go through copd stages?

I was diagnosed in June of this year. I actually just turned 46 yesterday. Both of my parents have already passed from Copd. I don't have insurance, so the only medical help I receive is through a free clinic. They give me Symbicort, but no other help. I …

Author: jenjen1971
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What is the death rate caused by copd?

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Feeling billious (like vomiting)

Hi. I'm new to the group. My mom has end stage COPD now and for the past 2 days has been feeling very billious in the late afternoon. Has anyone else experienced this? Any suggestions on what can help. Thanks, Julie

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A weird smell

my loved one won’t tell me much about his COPD. He found out about it when he went to the emergency room because he coughed so hard that he broke the cartilage around his rib cage.. (don’t know if those are the right words to explain it). While being …

Author: wiyan
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can copd convert in to Pneumonia?

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Anyone know more about stents ? Pros/cons?

I'm very interested in the bronchial stents and want to find out more info and locations where the procedures are done. Thx

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What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes INTERRUPTION IN BREATHING DURING SLEEP For most people who suffer from sleep apnea, it’s an ongoing, chronic condition. Pauses in breathing often interrupt sleep, causing the sleeping person to wake up or …

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I live in Santa Barbara California and would like to connect with anyone who uses liquid oxygen.

I have ABPA and feel l would benefit from a portable unit which delivered continuous oxygen. The Inogen portable concentrator I have does not deliver enough on its highest setting.

Author: Lou8
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DO YOU LOVE YOUR PETS? DO YOU SMOKE?

Unless you have been under a large rock for the last 30 years or so, you know that second-hand smoke is extremely harmful to anyone who is anywhere near a smoker. Second-hand smoke is of course the smoke exhaled by the smoker and the smoke from a …

Author: Uncle Jim
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Just diagnosed

I am a transplant patient so I wear a mask while in public and when dusty etc. a word to the wise, all masks takes time and patience to get used to. I have a VOG mask that I wear a lot. It is washable. They cost about $30 if I remember correctly. The …

Author: Jeffro
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Has anyone had experience with "CT Guided Biopsy?"

My pulmo has been watching a spot in the upper right corner of my lung. It shower up in last years CT, again this year in both a CT and then a CT/with contrast. He then had me do a PRT scan, and now wants to do a "needle biopsy". I'm not sure I want to …

Author: edpe77
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Raw chest pain

I'm sorry I don't have an answer for you Allen1. From time to time I also have chest pain and am still trying to figure it out. A year and a half ago I had a heart attack and then open heart surgery. I also have GERD. So then I start to wonder if it is …

Author: Allen1
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Severe shortness of breath

Oxygen leveled dropped about 3 weeks ago from97/95 to 83/90 No matter what I do it will not come up. I'm in the hospital now. Really bad shortness of breath. To me I'm afraid that's a lot and not being able to get a breath in terrifying.

Author: Dianne R
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About oxygen

Is there any chance anyone knows of a company that will help me get portable oxygen that makes it's own so I don't have to carry and refill 4or5 bottles a day the bottles are about the size of wine bottles and last about two hours each which is 45.00 a …

Author: nanaof14
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Bathroom exertion causing more SOB and why?

lately after going to the bathroom, I feel more SOB than normal and start having fits\attacks where I have to put on extra oxygen and do pursed lip breathing exercises to get back to as "normal" as before going to the bathroom. Does anyone know why this …

Author: Allen1
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Looking for articles

which cover 1. Why copd is often not timely diagnosed 2 why copd is often under treated Any references would be appreciated Thanks

Author: Jastro
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Rehab Benefits

In June I wound up in the hospital for 3 days with an 02 count of 84. First time for that. After I got out, on 02 24x7, weak and disgusted, I found this group - and you were REALLY helpful, REALLY Helpful After 8 weeks of rehab, my counts were UP, and I …

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sit/stand mobility scooter

Can anyone suggest a good sit/stand mobility scooter. This would not replace my exercise program but would allow me to keep up with others on walks. I want to be able to stand and visit with others side by side. I am thinking of local bird walks in my …

Author: olbetsy
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How dose exercise affect SOB?

Lucky and I went out for a walk (about 1/2 mile) a few minutes ago. Upon returning, During the walk I had a deep down coughing spell, from my cold, and SOB started. I returned , immediately checked O2 = 89%. After a couple minutes, rechecked and O2 - 98% …

Author: edpe77
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the stigma of copd

I do not know where to post this. We are all concerned about the "stigma" of copd being caused by smoking. And, we wonder, why isn't copd getting as much research and discussion as cancer. Many of us think it is because it is a disease of choice. Well, …

Author: lazy t
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Ankles swelling

Thoughts?I have noticed in recent weeks that my ankles are a bit swollen. Also, my legs hurt when I get up from sitting. No matter if I was sitting 3 or 30 minutes. Not a pain or an ache, it just hurts to stand. Once I am up, its ok.

Author: tlane
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6-Minute Walk Test

Do they usually perform this in the middle of a severe exacerbation? I couldn't walk more than a couple yards 6-MWT) after a severe flare. I got the orders for home oxygen, an antibiotic, and the correct dose of prednisone. I just had this test repeated, …

Author: annie wi
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How do i encourage my husband to do the pulmonary rehab?

How do i encourage my husband to do the pulmonary rehab ?

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