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Am trying to

Am trying to stop smoking and have copd, is it OK to use a vape pen to help.

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Meds

My dr. changed my meds from Spriva/Advair to nebulizer ipratropium bromide and albuterol from Spriva. I also use an Advair inhaler. What order and how long apart do I use them? He didn't say. (he's a new dr to me) Thanks.

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Trilogy machine, Insurance help

I am currently using a Trilogy Machine at night, Viemed charges about $1800.00 a month to Medicare Part B after Medicare pays were stuck with $217.00 billed to us every month. HELP !! What plan/insurance do i need that will offset this charge. Along with …

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Has anyone been prescribed Morphine and Prednisone for sever emphysema

Just seen my pulminoligist and she has decided to put me in hospice and prescribe these meds. Says I probably only have about 6 more months to live. Going for a second opinion. I must admit that I have had several flare-ups /exerbations, and one 20ml …

Author: Shebang
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​Check In – Have You Gotten All Your Shots?

They say that prevention is the best medicine, so vaccines must be the best medicine ever. Vaccination programs are often regarded as some of the greatest public health achievements of all time and have saved countless lives from diseases like smallpox …

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Gummies

I heard some types of CBD gummies and CBD oil improve lung function and lower inflammation. Is there any truth yo this?

Author: Bronco D.
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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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Traveling with COPD- How do you prepare for a trip?

Summer is here, and many people are planning vacations after a long break due to COVID -19 . While traveling with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ) can r equire some planning, you can still enjoy a much-needed vacation. Let’s talk about …

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Does anyone know of a straw type attachment to use with the Trelegy?

I am new to trelegy ( a few months ) and I am having some trouble at times getting the dose due to the fact that at one point I had bells palsy and it still affects the muscles on the right side of my face so I am not able to fully close my mouth around …

Author: Tricia.B
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Information please

I’m recovering from an exacerbation taking all the medication the doctor prescribed I do also have atrial tachycardia recently when I get up and move around especially without oxygen my heart rate goes high and my heart actually hurts or my chest hurts …

Author: Goody22
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Hi everyone! I'm new here. I need info about a pulmonary lung function test please

I'm just recovering from cancer and chemo treatments. The chemo left me very anemic. I've been having trouble breathing, and the PET scan showed emphysema. I saw my pulmonologist today and the lung function test is November 1st. Should I wait that long? …

Author: Mary555Kay
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Just about to be diagnosed with COPD - Non smoker - Very frightened.

Hello all, this is my first message on here. My name is Steve and I am a British guy living in France for last 10 years. Age 55. Never smoked. In the next couple of weeks I’m fairly sure that I will be diagnosed with some form of COPD. My FEV1/FVC is …

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Has anyone here used AllDayChemist in India to purchase their inhalers?

Has anyone used AllDayChemist in India to purchase their inhalers?

Author: Anonymous
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Nasal Spray as Antiviral?

I know we want to avoid Covid in any way we can, but would the elimination of other viruses in our system cause us to be susceptible to bugs we would otherwise fight off?

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Does anyone have the Zephyr Valves implanted?

Shebang, I have been recommended by my pulmonologist and have spoken with the facility in my area that performs them (UAB). I will likely persue further next year. A couple of things that I learned when talking with UAB included qualification …

Author: Shebang
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Air trapping at night

Ok, I know I had a close to normal PFT and I might have said "I don't have ventilation problem" too early in my last post. Just woke up after 3 nights of fighting with air trapping, and it is something new to me. First night my wife noticed me breathing …

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high heat

Does very high heat hurt your lungs when you have COPD

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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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What did you do differently before the decline happened

My pulmo 100 miles away won't give me pred or antibiotic to have at home just call me. I tried my pcp here he says call your pulmo. So that's that here.

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Foreign Pharmacies

The cos of the medications for COPD are cost prohibitive. Companies cannot help you if you are on Medicare. Has anyone used Pricepro Pharmacy in Canada? I'm wondering how good they are.

Author: Mariann
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Chantix - my own experience.

I'm 66 yr old - I started smoking when I was 10. For the vast majority of that time I smoked 2-3pks/day. About Jul 2019 my Dr. prescribed Chantix. Insurance denied it saying I had try "other methods" FIRST. By late Oct I had satisfied those "other …

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The Medical use of Hydrogen Peroxide

I find it interesting to say the least that there are so many false statements made not through any form of malice just inadequate information. Food grade h2o2 is available in many dilutions right down to 3%, however there is also an even more pure form …

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Want to learn about planning ahead and have a little bit of fun in the process?

Take a scavenger hunt journey through the Guides to Better Living . Read through the Advance Directives and Traveling with COPD guides and fill in the blanks. Post your answers below and join in the fun! 1. It’s important to know that shortness of …

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CO2 retention /respiratory acidosis

How do you maintain at home if you have a history of retaining co2? This is a brand new thing for us, 3 hospital admissions in 5 weeks totally 18 days inpatient: intubation, bi-level machines, arterial blood gases, etc its been a nightmare. Was …

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Itchy rash

Anyone find out that after using a medication for a long time suddenly have an all

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