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Trelegy

Hello, First time posting but have been lurking for a year. Am stage two COPD and have been on Anoro for a year. Pulmonologist suggested Trelegy today; am new to Medicare and picked my prescription plan to cover Anoro, so Trelegy, of course is not …

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Low electrolytes

My mother has COPD and has been on Symbicort, Spireva, and high doses of prednisone over the past year. These are all steroids. Recently her sodium, potassium, chloride and anion gap are all low. Her CO2 is high. Could this be because of adrenal …

Author: Gwynne
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So tired

hi, i have been diagnosed with copd year ago and this year it has been a struggle, tired all the time and of late very dizzy. Has anyone else suffered from this iam 37 year old female.

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Check in - Do You Have a Worry Problem?

Thank you all, for so many great, inspiring ways to control worry! The next time we start having worrythoughts, let’s remember that we have the power to choose our thoughts and not get all caught up in worrying.

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Reviews on Inogen products?

My aunt is having respiratory issues nowadays, and I have been told to buy her an Inogen concentrators, just wanted to know if its worth the price and if its providing quality devices or not? Is there any option to get a discount off the purchase form …

Author: emma jack
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Up for A weekend challange?

8. Up for grab

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How long should a 25' cannula hose last?

I have one 25' cannula extension hose on my concentrator which extends out to my recliner for TV viewing. I use a 7' cannula hose on it which I change out every two or three weeks depending on how stiff the ear tubes get. But I have not changed the 25' …

Author: Minuteman3
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"Severely Reduced DLCO"

The DLCO test actually shows how well the lungs exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. That gas exchange happens in the alveoli- the tiny clusters of air sacs in the lungs. Sometimes you can have a thickening of the tissue or even mucus that would prevent …

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Is chronic shortness of breath COPD ? Please suggest me

I'm 30 years old and doctor told me that I have copd, I have trouble with my breathing recently, ct scan, X ray, blood test are normal but lung function test hasn't been done yet and the inhaler that I'm using isn't helping me at all, I have recently …

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Has anyone tried The Inogen One G3 System for Oxygen?

oxygen

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Oxygen Tank Refill's

it is my understanding that,.... to produce medical grade O2 it requires a huge set up to Freeze out the gases (approximately 16) from the atmosphere at varying MINUS temperatures .... each gas liquifies at a lower temperature than the others allowing …

Author: Mobal
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Check in – What have you been missing the past few months?

I miss baseball, too! We are a baseball family - my uncle was going to play professional ball, but then the Vietnam War happened and he was not able to play. Also, my cousin has been on the coaching staff for the Twins and the Tigers. It was always fun …

Author: Bret99
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Does Hydrogen peroxide treatment work?

hello everyone. I recently talked with a woman who told me that her husband (who suffered with copd) tried the hydrogen peroxide treatment? In their nebulizer? I guess you put a couple drops hydrogen peroxide in distilled water and use that as treatment …

Author: Allen1
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Is it normal to have small stabbing pain between the ribs?

I am wondering if this is related to the humidity and heat.  I have had stabbing pain between my ribs for the past week.  Another person at work who also has had a collapsed lung is experiencing the same thing.  I do not believe that I am …

Author: Caroline
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My exercise bike and my Heart Rate.

This past summer I purchased a stationary exercise bike for exercising in the winter months. It has a display with heart rate monitor. While exercising, my heart rate reaches near 150. Should I be concerned? Should I stop and get off? I was on it for …

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Concentrator electricity costs

I have 2 EverFlow concentrators running 24/7 in my house. They account for 35% of my power bill monthly..approx $70+. Any suggestions as to how to cut this usage..solar too expensive. power companies need to adjust Charges for medical purposes. …

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How to use an MDI w/spacer and resprimet properly?

Proper use of an inhaler is confusing me. When using a spacer w/an MDI your supposed to inhale slowly enough to set off the whistle. Yet, when using the resprimet, you must inhale quickly enough to get all the medicine. So I asked my RT about the whistle …

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Check in - Gratitude

Are you ever the person late to the party? In my case, the party is every current band or TV show or trend. I don’t ever seem to catch on to them when the rest of the world does, but instead wait until they are but a Wikipedia entry when I finally come …

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What causes a dry cough in copd? Does wheezing occur in both chronic bronchitis and emphysema?

I have a dry cough and wheezing but no shortness of breath.

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OXYGEN TUBING - RETRACTABLE DEVICE

I had a hard time finding something like this and wanted to share with any of you who are looking for a product to help with your oxygen tubing issues. This is a link for a company (Oxygen Management Systems) who is selling a retractable oxygen tubing …

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Compressing scalp

Hi does any one have problems with their non invasive vent straps leaving ridges on their scalps and will it cause problem

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Swollen foot

my right foot was twisted in a fall 4 months ago and swelled up. I iced it and eventually the swelling went down. It is swelling again now by evening. Does it have anything to do with copd

Author: bayroad22
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We need some help!!!!!!!!!!!

I posted about this a a few months ago about my nebulizer. I want something better than a cheesy aquarium pump for a nebulizer and I want it to really put out some med vapor pressure. I want to see the med solution turn a real milky white as it is being …

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Repeated Episodes of Pneumonia

My husband in the late stages of copd and was doing fine but since the end of April he has been in and out of ER/hospital with an exacerbation and three bouts of pneumonia, each declining his health. His palliative care doctor thinks it may be time for …

Author: Spouse
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Living with mild emphysema

I had my first PFT and Cat Scan of my lungs recently. I was diagnosed with mild COPD/ emphysema based on the PFT (FEV1- 93% and FEV1/FCV -78) and the Cat Scan showed mild to moderate emphysematous changes in the upper lobes. I'm 64 and smoked heavily for …

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