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Upcoming Activities Embracing New COPD Federal Action Plan

http://www.aarc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Res... AARC (American Association of Respiratory Care) is having a patient Advocacy summit in Indianapolis, for anyone who can make the trip. It's their 3rd annual on October 3 and a great gathering …

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Just diagnosed

welcome -you have come to a great place for info and support and that is what it sounds like you need right now. First try and settle yourself down. Copd is not the end of the world for you. You are right you need to digest your PFT report . Your first …

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Rescue inhalers

I use my rescue when I am or know I will be exerting myself more than usual. I take Xopenx, not albuterol, as it does not make me as jittery or play with my heart as much. But I know people that get along great on albuterol. Pursed lip breathing is my …

Author: Bill66
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Mold Related COPD

Please help with any information you have. Regardind confirmation testing. Treatments. Legal. Animals diagnosing. Any and all. Please Garrett. garretthamil@gmail.com

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pool exercises

So my pulmonologist suggested water therapy today for exercise. I have a small pool and am wondering if anyone has suggestions for what kind of exercises I can do? As always, many thanks friends. Tlane

Author: tlane
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Oxygen Bag

Hi Everyone. This is a strange question, but here goes...I am going to a wedding next month and I am wondering if there is a place where I can order a bag for my oxygen tank that isn't the basic black bag? Is there even any such thing out there? Thanks …

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medicare plus card

does anyone know about the medicare plus card? ( http://medicarepluscard.net/ ) has anyone used it? thanks

Author: Jastro
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pylops

i have been to an ear and nose specialist and have to have surgery to remove pylops with my breathing it has me concerned ,i,m modreate copd (emphazima)

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Newly diagnosed

I have already received a few responses to my questions and I want to say thank you so much for your insight. I was asked about my numbers . So my story is, I'm 46 years old, never smoked a day in my life. However, growing up in the 70's every one else …

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Which doctor is right?

I am a 48 year old female with a 3 year old daughter. I have recently been told I have COPD by my new pulminologist. However, I tried to explain to him that I only have an asthma flare up when I get bronchitis. And that I have no cold, sinus or …

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Any info is very appreciated

Hi, Rose! I just turned 60 and was diagnosed at 42 with severe emphysema from no known cause. I still travel about 4-6 trips/year (40,000+ miles/yr), just having returned from Chicago and heading to Indianapolis in October. As others have said, with …

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dulera not covered by medicare

hi Blaine, I'm on Breo and Spiriva respimat. It has been working better than Advair and Spiriva individual capsules. I made the change February and really like it! Both are once a day puffs.

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Rapid weight gain.

I have gained nearly 8 lbs ovr the last 3 weeks or so with no diet or exercise change and have more SOB episodes when walking outside or up stairs. Is there a relationship with COPD or could it be something els? Am down to 7 mg of prednisone for the PMR …

Author: Evie
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Your first symptoms of COPD?

Hi Firefighter - I'm glad that you were persistent. Since your disease is still in the mild stage, with proper meds, exercise, a good diet, doing all you can to avoid becoming sick, and not smoking (if you do), I hope you'll be able to slow or stop the …

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Are you planning to fly with oxygen?

I have flown with oxygen between HI & US, Canada, Taiwan and South Korea. I always bring the documents that the particular airlines suggests/requires, as well as a printout from United that states the names of the POCs that are allowed on airplanes. …

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Are you considering a Stem Cell Therapy Clinic for treatment of your COPD?

I understand your frustration and you need. I have been researching these clinics since they first started in South America. I have several concerns, and the more I read, the more concerned I get. First off, most of these "clinics" have gone away from …

Author: Uncle Jim
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Spirometry

Hi All I was wanting to know. When you do spirometry do they use the first or the second, meaning the test with out meds or the test with meds to calculate your score

Author: david0740
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More SOB on a prednisone taper with pneumonia?

HI I am very severe as well and I have been where you are twice. I understand. I am not diminissioning the effect of antibiotics and predenisone. My prednicone never did that to me - it was mostly in the reverse - That was me, though. Your Dr should be …

Author: Polenski
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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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Flu vaccines

It's that time of year again. Autumn must be right around the corner. I know this because my pharmacist told me that they had their flu vaccines available, so I took him up on it. Because I have always (or at least in recent memory) workied in healthcare …

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Pulmonary Rehab

Had my first day yesterday -- lasted about 45 minutes on bikes or various kinds and walking. Today I am SOOO beat -- tired and achy. I'm assuming this is a somewhat normal reaction for someone out of shape and SOB ??

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Have you voted in the "Create the Future Contest 2017"?

go to: https://contest.techbriefs.com/2017/entries/ I entered with my "The Sub0 Home Freezer" {See CONSUMER PRODUCTS p5} You May also want to check out "Reducing COPD Exacerbations" {See MEDICAL p7} Once you log in, you can vote for ONE idea in each …

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morphine and copd

what are your thoughts on taking morphine for copd?

Author: tammye
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Quitting Tobacco

I tried hypnosis, but I am sure that he was a fly by nighter and not the real deal. I quit with patches according to my insurance company's plan, but went back within a month. I always felt that the step downs were too fast for me. Who knows how many …

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cataracts and meds?

Hi CharlesH, I had cataract surgery at the end of July. I had no problems at all. I take Incruse, Breo, Singular, and Flonase. I also have albuterol for my nebulizer which I seldom need to use. I am also on oxygen 24/7. I think that as long as you have a …

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