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Has anyone on this forum had the Zephyr valves installed?

Has anyone on this forum had the Zephyr valves installed? If so, have they helped?

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Problem with website

Unfortunately, in today’s day and age certain security procedures need to be in place. Perhaps you are clearing out your cookies and browser history? Did you check the Remember Me check box on the login form when you logged in? As I mentioned earlier, …

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Another website problem

I posted further comments on the prior topic about this website problems logging on. Now with a new log on I CANNOT EDIT MY OWN POSTS ANYMORE. Please give me back that ability. A new user should not lack ability to edit their own comments. It should not …

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COPD Symptoms

For the ones who have been officially diagnosed with COPD. What were your symptoms

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What is am acceptable co2 lvl to be released from hospital?

My mom suffers from final stage copd. Admitted to hosp with co2 of 92 thru art. Bld gas. She has been in for 2 days and they looking to release her She was halucimating, confused, anxious. The staff thought she was ae to answer questions. Frankly I not …

Author: Docslave
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COPD-Im feeling confused

Hi there, I registered for this site because im feeling confused. I have been experiencing PVC's. Holter monitor showed but EKG, and ECHO are normal. My heart and lung Dr gave me a diagnosis of COPD, but I didnt have any testing except an overnight …

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Non-Smoker-Has anyone been diagnosed with COPD and has never smoked?

I am scheduled to see a pulmonologist in a week for additional testing. Has anyone been diagnosed with COPD and has never smoked? I have never experienced 2nd hand smoke either

Author: Camila44
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newbie and his test results

Can anyone explain what the following numbers from my spirometry mean for a 57 year old male, 5'10", 148 lbs? FEV1 [3.45]L [93]% Predicted [62] FEV1/FVC

Author: ptc
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Ashwagandha benefits for COPD

I have been reading about a herb called ashwaganda,seems it can bring benefits to COPD patients.I have ordered online for a try of this herb to see if it will bring some benefits to me.I just wonder if any member has any experience of using this herb and …

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What to expect? Newly diagnosed with COPD

I am newly diagnosed with COPD and the pulmonologist put me at stage 3. I started my regiment of drugs and have been doing them daily. This week I had a exacerbation and they put me on breathing treatments three times a day and want me to continue …

Author: Scorched
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Exacerbations-really scared

3 weeks ago ideas rushed to hospital because the co2 in my body was 98%. I didn't even know at the time in was in so much trouble. Just having shortness of breath. Well here I am in rehab and going home in 2 days. Still have problems breathing , that has …

Author: Dianne R
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Exacerbations-a few questions with regards to your management of exacerbations

Hi guys, I just have a few questions with regards to your management of exacerbations. 1. recently, my dad's O2 sat dropped from 90 to 85ish at rest, but with absolutely no shortness of breath, coughing is probably just 3-4x a day, but we can say that …

Author: chubs
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Chest Infections and some history ..

Around 3 or 4 weeks ago I got a chest infection. I have a plan where I can go to the Pharmacy and get meds to have on hand. I am about 1 hour's drive from the nearest (small town) hospital. I am 64 and I smoked a lot for many years - hard. I am not on O2 …

Author: Uncle_Mark
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Hi, My Father is living with COPD satge 4. In recent test his FEV1% value was 26%. His age is 68 yea

Hi, My Father is livingwith COPD satge 4. In recent test his FEV1% value was 26%. His age is 68 years,only problem he has is COPD. From since last two days he can not sleepproperly, when he lays down to sleep he feels difficulty in breathing and getsup …

Author: Qamar
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When to go on regular prednisone?

I see my pulmo next m onth and I'm thinking of pushing for daily prednisone. I know that when SOB is persistent, the dosepack really helps. Problem is I seem to be on a 2-3 week cycle of taking them. What mg would be best to start with? Any comments. ed

Author: edpe77
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I need some help from the oxygen experts on here

I recently got to the point where My Inogen G3 was just no longer getting the job done even on setting 5. Even walking in the house I went from 95 to 87 in 2.5 minutes. I have determined it takes 4 liters of continuous o2 to walk for a full 6 minutes or …

Author: DanK
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My oxygen hose rubs my ears and chin raw DIY Solution

My oxygen hose has been rubbing my ears and my chin raw. My wife and I put our heads together and came up with an easy DIY solution that is inexpensive, requires only minor sewing skills and works great! Here is what we came up with: First buy an …

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What Great New COPD Resources are YOU Aware of?

I don't think they need to include anyone in the video to make a powerful point. It would have been more powerful if they had left out the testimonials, actually. Despite some outliers (ie, the 9/11 firefighter), the other testimonials played into the …

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how long til the wheezing stops

I quit smoking just over two months ago (still want one, but tolerable) and my breathing has gotten more troubled. I'm wheezing and have phlegm in my throat. I haven't been diagnosed with COPD, but I'm not going to pretend it isnt there. I've joined a …

Author: Abydos
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Sports and COPD

hello i am a mountin bike racer, race all over the world and compete at top of my game (for my age 50 no spring checken) for the last 2 to 3 years the amount i train has not equaled my performace and i have just found out i have COPD, i race enduro and …

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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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How to deal with anxiety when you have to do a certain test?

Hi I have really bad anxiety knowing that I need to schedule my spiro lung test . I did one a year ago, and it was hard and I felt like I was going to pass out and like it was hard to breathe. So becouse if that I am scared to do it again . So just …

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Which is better, a POC or B size tanks?

I'm now using more O2 than I did a year ago, typically 3lpm. When I crank up the POC to a setting of 3 or 4, the battery lasts less than 2 hours, while the tank set to 4 would last over 3 hours @20 breaths/min. So I called my provider, asking for more …

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2nd opinion

i`ve been going to Mayo Clinic for a 2nd opinion,they have found an asthma which they are treating with nucala, going back in Dec.for 3rd visit, and so far had 4 shots of nucala with what seems no improvement. My question is has anybody else dealt with …

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I am thinking about, how to save on my prescription in the USA?. anyone help

I am thinking about how to save money on my prescription in the USA?. Anyone can suggest me about it.

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