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Dignitas

Not being gloomy but practical. Has anyone/would anyone consider it? I watched my mum die, COPD and lung cancer, I was close to her but found the end stages difficult and tiring, as did my dad. And for her, as much as I just didn't want her to die, I …

Author: Norso
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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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Is anyone else using Fisetin to reduce phlegm, and is it doing as great for you as it is for me?

Based on information from Salk Institute I have been using Fisetin and it has been reducing my phlegm significantly. They recommended Doctors Best brand because they "know the source". I started with 100 mg with meals morning and night. It cleared out …

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Trilogy Machine - Do you feel a difference

Hi, I've been a serial lurker on this board since shortly after being diagnosed with COPD stage 3/emphysema. I have occasional,sob, no coughing or mucus and extreme fatigue feeling like each of my arms and legs feel like they weigh about 200#'s each. I …

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Are you aware that there is a High-Dose Flu Vaccine only for persons aged 65 years and older?

I get fluzone which is higher dose for adults 65 and older I will be getting mine Friday. This 3rd year for this one.

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Yes, it is that time of year again. Are you going to get the flu shot?

Even that flu vaccine effectiveness has varied from year to year, the CDC has urged to get a flu shot, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the CDC flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death …

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Cortison treatmet (Atmadisc etc) and weak immune system

Hello everyone, this is my first post here and it is regarding the potentially weakened immune system through the constant intake of cortison through medications such as Atmadisc. I am suffering from COPD but am able to do sports regularly (running 2 …

Author: Kid_A
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Step and 6mw tests!? Flat out, fast or leisurely

To hopefully improve I have done various exercises and tests myself including six minute walk test, climbing stairs and 3 minute step test which is the only one paced. So the question is do you do the 6mwt at your fastest pace, brisk, speed walk or what? …

Author: Norso
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Puzzle time - How well do you know your idioms?

Have fun folks! //ed

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Oxygen change when laying down sleep.

This might be a problem with my head music and not my oxygen level. I recently had to increase my O2 to a minimum of 4 lpm to maintain a sat of even as low as 85-88. I did this on my own as I had no upcoming dr appt. Other than not being able to maintain …

Author: Minuteman3
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Cannot fathom why.......

Some people who have given up smoking don't stay at mild stage? For instance Leonnard Nimmoy. Why would that be? I've also just read, depressingly, that some people can't delay the downward path even with treatment. I suppose we are all different mat …

Author: Norso
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Do you use a fan when you feel breathless?

I like a cool room and some air blowing on me when I sleep. I also use a white noise machine and an air purifier and a humidifier!!!!!---- Good luck sleeping with me!!!!!!!

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What 2020 World COPD Events are you aware of and/or involved in?

Share info about all 2020 World COPD Events folks are aware of—this year held on Sat 11/21. Share so folks can join as desired.

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Is it okay to have a glass of white wine?

Is it okay to have a glass of white wine

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sp02 lower on different oximeter...Pulse Oximeters... How reliable

Good morning everyone, well it's morning uk time. Bit depressed as I got bought spare meter to check sp02 in case other one was not accurate. This one usually measures my sp02 1 to 2 points lower than all the previous readings I have given on here. …

Author: Norso
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Diabetes, Amputation

Can someone give any advice? My dad who is 87 yrs old has been told that he has to have his big toe on the right foot amputated due to diabetes. The doctors are not sure if it will heal due to the reduced blood flow in his leg. And they have mentioned …

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Pulse Oximeters - Does anyone have one or used one?

Not being techy I can't locate the thread where I learnt pulse oximeters cannot tell what oxygen content is in the sp02 rate, but I think I've found an oximeter that does! Then again I'm probably wrong - as usual. It's the masimo rad 57. Reading the …

Author: Norso
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What you say, Yet another wackie wordie?

D2 Recruiting Infractions

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Teaching with a Twist - Oxygenate

Here is the first post in our “Teaching with a Twist” series: At some point you have probably thought about buying or have already bought a pulse oximeter. I want to take a few minutes and talk about what a pulse oximeter is measuring, the device …

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Check in - A Change for the Better?

Bronco78 I never suggested Sassycat was ignorant, you are the one that suggested she needed to educated herself. Sassycat and I are good. I have nothing to apologize for Mike.

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Mike Hess COPD Videos coming to COPD Foundation Facebook Page!

Mike Hess, shown here with me and our wives, Mary and Kelly, is an award-winning Respiratory Therapist/Consultant/Speaker, a COPD Advocate and. Healthcare Futurist. He works at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine …

Author: Uncle Jim
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inogen products

Hi Norso If you use the NHS.In the UK you require a consultant from your local hospital to recommend LTOT as part of your medication (LTOT means LONG TERM OXYGEN TREATMENT). you really need to know your lung condition FIRST..... have you had a …

Author: emma jack
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Can COPD be definitively diagnosed from a radiograph?

The definitive diagnostic tool for COPD is a spirometry test or a full blown Pulmonary Function test. Sometimes a CT scan is also done to confirm and add specificity to the diagnosis. X-rays can indicate some signs of COPD, but they aren't definitive. …

Author: WebDevDiva
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Does anyone else live in the Pacific Northwest and dealing with the smoke?

Heres a pic taken out the front door last Tuesday at noon, the night after the wind kicked up and fanned the fires. I actually slept in because I woke up and it was still dark. I finally looked at the clock and holy crap! whats going on. Looked out the …

Author: GlennD
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No help for me...

Have been tested and during the test I was given an inhaler (test worse after inhaler). Doc told me I DO have COPD and to put salt in my wounds, there is NO help I can get to make my breathing easier. Was told I "could" have 5 more years if I quit …

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