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Copd and covid 19

Does anyone know anyone who has copd and become infected with covid 19?

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Avoiding a Symbicort Side-Effect?

When I was first diagnosed with "mild COPD" three years ago, I was put on half doses of Symbicort daily (only one puff twice a day) and suffered no side-effects at all.  Since I was bumped up to full doses of Symbicort several weeks ago (two puffs …

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Do you gain weight on symbicort. I have been taking for 2 months and gained 15 lbs.

does anyone gain weight on symbicort. I have been taking 2 puffs 2x day and gained 15 lbs.

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Masks—who should wear them and how to get them?

This sounds like how a bandana works. Tie it at top and it hangs loose below the chin. It seems a "good enough" solution. HI - what are your sources for getting the mask styles you list above? Do you have any links?

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What is everyone doing during COVID19

Is it me or is everyone bored? What is everyone doing during this COVID19! I’m single , in a condo Have not been out since March 25, did take a small drive - but what is everyone doing!

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Does anyone experience a "hollow" feeling near the adam's apple?

I feel good, no sob and no cough etc;. I have for the past few days a hollow like sensation in my throat. weird. Doc thinks I'm imaging symptoms!!!!!

Author: dustybill
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Inhaled steroids instead of LABA/LAMA?

Hi SASSYCAT...… as can be seen from the excellent replies to this question >>> THERE IS NO SET ANSWER …. as COPD covers MANY LUNG disorders and each sufferer must learn how and WHEN to use STEROIDS for their own breathing difficulties [the less needed to …

Author: Sassycat
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Is this COPD?

For past few years shortness of breath has been gradually increasing so that going to the mailbox causes me to stop and catch my breath now, Pulmonolgist and testing diagnosis is COPD. Never smoked, no coughing nor sputum. I have scoliosis and Xray shows …

Author: Ottsy
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Check In – Guess what? Kindness Rocks!!!

Hello friends! I hope you are doing well! My family and I are doing well. We are finally beginning to feel settled in our new home – unpacking more boxes each day. We got out of the house over the weekend just to drive around and locate different places …

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Pulmonary rehab during Covid 19

I am just curious on what this group thinks of Pulmonary rehabs opening up during the pandemic of Covid 19? The telehealth option is a win, but what about face to face in the gym/facility, even if best practices are in place? Will pulmonary rehabs even …

Author: FTL85
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I Need oral surgery done- Use Breo Respirmat daily

I need two molars removed- Plus they found an extra tooth under the gumline ( called hyperdentia) Have no idea why it is there!? Found at a regular check-up. I am a total baby in the dentist chair with a mouth full of porcelain crowns. They always used …

Author: Cameo
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Hoarseness or loose breath while talking?

I apologize if I misspelled the word above.... Anyway, does anyone experience hoarseness or loose their breath while talking?

Author: Burma
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COPD10usa conference updates!

The COPD10usa conference is less than a week away! Follow this thread on Friday July 28, 2017 and Saturday July 29, 2017 for real-time updates on the conference and the patient workshop.

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COPD & Age: Is there a "typical" age?

The Mayo clinic states that most people are at least 35 to 40 years old when COPD first shows. In addition, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute reports that the disease develops most often in people who are 40 or older. When you think of COPD, …

Author: Janina K
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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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Mask-Anyone else find it harder to do breathing with it on?

I find it obviously harder to do my breathing with it on. Anyone else

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What is your take on weight gain?

My question pretains to weight. I went and got my shot for my knee and in 1 month time I gained 2 pounds more. Really upsetting .. the nurse said it could be from having COPD and water weight from salt intake. What is your take on weight gain?

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Becoming a State Advocacy Captain or Co-Captain

On a reply in an earlier thread Mooseman asked how he could become a COPD Foundation Advocacy Co-captain. I answered him, but the thread has so many replies that neither his question nor my response is easily visible. So - since it's a great question, I …

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Trouble eating with COPD?

From the COPDF Blog: Dear COPD Coach, I have stage 4 emphysema. It is impossible to eat without immediately feeling chest tightness or bloated like I am about to explode. I read about how the diaphragm gets pushed by the stomach and how it changes shape …

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Has anyone had severe leg cramping with advair and atrovent?

Has anyone had severe leg cramping with advair and atrovent.The pulmanologist,after a recent hospitalization two months ago took me off off the puffers i had been on for years with no issues and started me on these two.Cramps started after a while and …

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Everyone stay home please!

Hu Everyone Please follow your states request that you stay home, wash your hands frequently and stay away from people! The sooner we do this , hopefully the sooner we get out of this Coronavirus mess!´ I’m in Canada, it hasn’t hit too hard yet, we’ve …

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List of Meds

Here's the page with the clear med list: https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-a-Person-with-COPD/Treatments-Medications.aspx I found the list quite helpful with my Dr -- we had a singular reference sheet --

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NAC

Has anyone heard of, or use the amino acid supplement called NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) ? It is supposed to be helpful for cystic fibrosis and COPD. I also read it is given in the ER for Tylenol overdoses. Just wondering if anyone takes it or knows of it.

Author: Anonymous
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Exacerbation-cause any long term issues?

Has anyone had permanent issues with an exacerbation, I'm feeling much better, just curious if they caused any long term issues, even if it is mild. Not a whole lot of literature of possible damage, lots of articles how to prevent them and how to take …

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Copd or treatment resisting asthma

Hello guys, I’m writing this post today to understand more about my potential diagnosis of COPD. I am an asthmatic that is otherwise healthy. I have a good body weight and am active. In December i had first started noticing shortness of breath. This came …

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