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Movie Challenge A - Z *** INTERMISSION QUESTION ***

Movie Challenge - *** INTERMISSION QUESTION *** NAME A POPULAR MOVE THAT YOU DISLIKED (OR HATED) THAT EVERYONE ELSE LOVE

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It’s me again 28 chronic bronchitis

I want to tell you that I am proud of you for trying to find answers. I think there are a lot of us who have had health issues that our health care teams didn't seem all that concerned about, but we had to keep pressing until we got answers. I know it …

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Check-in: Inhalers, Nebulizers, Pills… Oh My! Tips on how to get the most from your COPD medications

When you have a lung condition like COPD, often you may be prescribed a variety of medications to help you manage your condition. If these medicines are not taken the right way, you may not be getting the most from them. The following are some tips for …

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What Is Lung Function?

One of my personal pet peeves is when someone is told they have a certain percentage of “lung function” left. I know it is done with a good intention, trying to take a complicated test and make the result simple and easy to understand. But I believe it …

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BiPap and CO2

im a caregiver to a patient with COPD Emphysema, CHF, and Pulmonary hypertension. Hes been in the hospital twice in 4 weeks for an exacerbation, respiratory failure from low oxygen and high co2. We have one of the philips recalled bipaps but his o2 drops …

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It's Oscar Season!! Movie Challenge "C" & "D"

Today's Challenge is brought to you by the Letter "C" & "D" How many MOVIES can WE name that start with the letter "C" or "D" Bonus points for naming one of the actors/actresses starring in the movie

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It's Oscar Season!! Movie Challenge "E" & "F"

East of Eden....James Dean Fast Times At Ridgemont High....Sean Penn

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New here

I can’t believe I got this worse this quick

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Monitoring & Improving at Home

Hi campbell67.....I have a few of those devices. I can't say that they help much but they don't hurt either. I really don't use them much anymore. What I do do is what Jean said----I exercise and exercise some more!!!!---and eat right---and take my meds- …

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Dry and no Phlegm

Is the Airways being totally dry all day with a little phlegm production the norm? when I say dry I mean like not having any moisture what

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Lung scan tracking nodules?

First time here, first question. I have had a history of uncontrolled GERD,deployments to Iraq around burn pits, and a former smoker. About 7 years ago, I woke up coughing up blood. Thought it may have had something to do with aspirating stomach acid …

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Error factors when monitoring oxygen

Hi all Its the Dane again, sorry for asking a lot of questions I monitor my oxygen and heart rate at night because i have emphysema andi use cpap. Last night my heart rate was normal , around 60 bpm, but then i saw it was 150 for about 1 sek, and then …

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COPD

just Diagnosed and the Guilt and Regret is getting the Best of Me….I’m taking the Bull by the Horns and gonna live my Best Life Possible …..Who’s with Me …We ain’t gonna let this Beat us …We’re gonna beat it down and Live our Best lives Possible!! Love …

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Time for A Little Fun - It's Oscar Season!! Movie Challenge A - Z

Annie Hall - Diane Keaton… All The President’s Men - Dustin Hoffman & Robert Redfor

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New and Confused

Was diagnosed a few days ago ….they didn’t mention my numbers nor have I saw the report yet…took test 2 weeks ago on a Monday..was very anxious for results so another Dr.from the group read the report on a Friday and said numbers look good…then on Monday …

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Constrictive clothing

I don't like constricting clothes either. Getting so I hate jeans but like the geggings and bagging pants are so comfortable. I also hate the bras never found a good comfortable one yet. I did the Genie ones they seem to be tight. Even went bigger size …

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HRCT scan, reading results

Hi All Just found my HRCT results. I was wondering what "Blebs" mean , I have a few, up to 19 mm in size, is it correct that Blebs turn in too Bulla?, I was told i do not have Emphysema Bullae, is that a good thing, from what I understand this is the …

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Is inhaled Glutathione along with Mullein Extract beneficial?

Currently waiting for my first appointment with a Pulmonology Specialist in April. In the meantime, I went to a Naturopath MD for some suggestions on how to lessen my COPD symptoms. She suggested I use inhaled Glutathione, Mullein Extract with water, D …

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Shortness of breath - can someone help me understand shortness of breath with COPD?

can someone help me understand shortness of breath with COPD? I do have anxiety so having a hard time knowing when im "short of breath" or just focused on my breathing

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Copd-I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Copdfoundation

I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Copdfoundation. A lot of very kind and caring people here, I feel very gratefull and lucky. I Denmark we have nothing like this. A big thank you. Thomas

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Is Diffusion Capacity as important as FEV1?

Newly diagnosed with emphysema and asthma as a 67 year-old adult. I had no clue. Stopped smoking 27 years ago. Live in the country with very little air pollution. My FEV1 is under 80%, and my diffusion capacity is under 53%. Doc said I'm in stage 1 …

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How to take both Spiriva and Symbicort

There's not really any good research there about which to take first. In your case, I might recommend doing the Symbicort first, because that has a bronchodilator in it that kicks in for you in about five minutes. That might open up your airways a bit …

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Does emphysema compromise heart function?

Hi everyone, Right now I'm shivering in a hospital gown as I recover from an angiogram. I have moderate emphysema spiced often with quite severe, but intermittent chest pain. Typically this pain occurs when I'm under external stress (e.g. making a …

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Worsening mild COPD symptoms

Hello everybody...new here with a few questions. About 5 years ago I was diagnosed with Stage 1 or mild COPD. During that time I managed my symptoms with Symbicort and a Salbutamol rescue inhaler. For about the last 6 months my symptoms have become a lot …

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Changing Habits

My mom had a saying for every situation. She was a school teacher for many years, so you can imagine that she had a lot of situations that needed to be handled every single day. One of her sayings was this little gem, “It is easier to act your way into a …

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