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Emphysema Questions

I was diagnoised with Emphysema before Christmas. I did a Pulmonary lung Function test and one of my results was 76%. The pulmologist asked me if I had shortness of breath. I told him I didn't and he just told me to get the flu shot and come back in six …

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What to expect

A little late to this forum. My Dad's COPD leads me here. My younger sister, myself and my wife are caring for him. We think he is in the final stage of this horrible disease. He is 85 years old. My younger sister lives there at home with him, she has …

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46 and just diagnosed with Centrilobular Emphysema

46 and just diagnosed with Centrilobular Emphysema. The doctor was surprised that my Ct scan showed this I have no symptoms of this only the shortness of breath that came out of nowhere. On Wednesday. Scared and freaking out. Could this be a miss dia

Author: Tonya1
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Anyone use Inogen G3 Pulse Dose while Sleeping?

I have read that some people are able to sleep with a pulse dose POC. On the topic of sleeping with pulse dose vary I’ve found some persons have indicated they can use a pulse dose POC when sleeping if they use ear plugs, others say they just get used to …

Author: Rusty11
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Which brand portable oxygen concentrator do you use?

Which portable oxygen concentrator do you use? How is it working? Is it light enough to carry around? How expensive was it?

Author: Mbuerger
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Spiration valve system produced by Olympus has now received FDA approval

This is great news for anyone interested in pursuing valves! A new player in the game! In addition to this news, Aetna announced they are now covering the procedure.

Author: DanK
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Snow alert

Here in the northeast we are getting our first snow {at least in Michigan} and a word of caution is in order.After over 60 yers of driving in this stuff, I reasonably confident in my ability handle these conditions. However, I'm not so sure about the …

Author: edpe77
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Oxyview Glasses

Any info on these? Anyone using them? Like them? Hate them? Costs? Would appreciate any information http://oxyview.com/ Oxy-View oxygen therapy eyeglass frames are designed for those individuals that require supplemental oxygen. Oxy-View allows you …

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has anyone had stem cell therapy done for COPD?

does anyone know if it works for COPD?

Author: Bellagirl
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Why do I want to yawn about half way through my nebulizer treatment?

My nebulizer treatment it albuterol/ipratropium and about half way through a treatment I want to yawn.  Why is that?  That is not important, but I am just curious and now on the important question what is the shelf life of …

Author: Caroline
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Oxygen levels and lung function

copd and asthma are overlapping.  I have asthma and emphysema. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23473596

Author: DJ Sligar
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One good thing?

Here is something else I wanted to share. I have mentioned before that we are a musical family. I mean we love to get together to play music, sing, and listen to great music. Recently, I have found myself extremely busy and feeling rushed and scattered …

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What to do when a loved one can't afford treatment?

My mother (77yrs old) has copd and recently told me she can't afford the meds her pulmonologist keeps prescribing to find a "golden combination" to be of most benefit. What resources are available for elderly on medicare to afford these breathing …

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Does anyone else get leg cramps from their meds?

I had to quit Advair and Symbicort because of cramps. I tried to counteract each with calcium, potassium, magnesium, tonic water, and increased water intake, but could not find any combination that worked.

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Newly Diagnosed with Emphysema and I am 31 years old

I was just diagnosed with Emphysema and I am 31 years old. I am having a lot of trouble dealing with this because I am a little lost with all the info online and by what my Doctor said. My Fev1 is 109% and my fvc is 118 I believe. After a CT scan she …

Author: aarone
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Stem cell therapy, did anyone get improvement, energy, better breathing?

Has anyone tried stem cell therapy? My mother had been told she has end stage and we are researching stem cell therapy copd patients and new medications that might help.

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Does anyone know where to find the optimum inhalation volume per age.

I know that somewhere I saw a chart that rated inhalation volume by age and sex.  I would like to see how well I am doing.

Author: Caroline
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Severe cough in the morning with shortness of breath

Hi PrestOn...11 months ago I had serious symptoms similar to yours I think. I had severe SOB and ended up in the ER for 2 days. Sent me home with a 2 week supply of prednisone. I was pretty good for several weeks. Long story short I was on and off …

Author: Ratch
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Medications from All Day Chemist in India

I just read some old posts from folks who buy their meds from India. Can anyone tell me how you verified the quality and safety? It looks as if it is far less expensive, especially if you are in the Medicare Coverage Gap as I am now thanks to the …

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need some advice and help

Hi, I have 9/11 exposure with significant exposure to second hand smoke. I have had these symptoms for the last 17 years and they've gotten worse. When it is humid or an extreme pressure change, my symptoms flare. If I am around people who are sick (If I …

Author: lch2018
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SOB-should I go to a pulmonary doctor

I just found this website! Glad I did! I do have some COPD - I don't remember the results of the pulmonary test I had in 2017 - but occasionally do have the SOB. Since Sunday of this week started getting SOB alot - basically I breathe good then try and …

Author: lavender01
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Anyone using Trelegy and have a side effect related to hearing?

Just started Trelegy this month, and have used it about 4 sittings, I started experiencing a whooshing like sound in my ears. As well as a feeling of being able to hear my blood pumping through my head, when not on the machine. It is very difficult to …

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New To This Site-diagnosed with COPD in 2015

I just found this site yesterday and was looking at all that was here. I like the Q & A. I have been diagnosed with COPD in 2015 and was tested in 2016 after another hospital admittance. However, I recovered so quickly from this and other hospital …

Author: Diney
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Coughing-anything to help you sleep

went to the Dr. Yesterday for cough and sob he put me on Preidson . But the cough kept me up last night. The question is can you take Nitequil or something like that to help you sleep? Thank

Author: perkyH
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I had gallbladder surgery now my chest burns all the time , it’s not Gerd I was wondering

I have severe copd and had gallbladder surgery. Now my chest burns really bad nearly all the time. Is this from copd ?

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