keep going regardless !!

have emphysema am in my 80's now fought it since i was 63 first one thing only myself to blame damn smoking !! stopped smoking but damage done am in advanced stage have had respiratory failure have recently had pneumonia followed by a stroke have strong sense of humour which keeps me going can some one tell me how long you keep bringing up phlegm after pneumonia. have had another dose of antibiotics x ray showed infection gone .

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I am pleased that your infection gone not sure about phlegm I still have it keep going with your sense of humour .

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Hi nategold22. Sorry can't really help with this question, but there should be others who can..

Perhaps Admin could help you with information?

Take care and hope things improve for you 😊

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Hello and a friendly welcome to you nategold22 and although I too have severe COPD (and other illnesses) I'm afraid I'm not so sure about your question of phlegm! You know you can phone for free the BLF Helpline who have qualified nurses to help answer any questions etc. They are often a far quicker way to put your mind at rest than say trying to get through to your own Doctors. Obviously they can only advise as they dont have your medical records to go by etc.

You are quite right in that its essential to hold onto your sense of humour- I'd have done a lot of pathetic whimpering otherwise!!

Take care.

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your right about whinging i live by the saying laugh and the world laughs with you cry and you cry alone !!

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Hi Nate, I too have had pneumonia and a problem with the phlegm. I've had respiratory failure twice. About the only thing I can tell you about the phlegm is: it is the least of our problems; but, it is aggravating. I have learned that drinking more water helps thin it out some, making it easier to get it up or cough it up. It has never actually went away completely. I've just learned to live with it. I know it sounds ridiculous, but it seems like milk makes it worse as far as being thicker. Don't know what it is about the dairy products? You might want to mention it to your doctor at next visit. Have a great day!

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Hi girlie thanks for advice as far as milk goes i always use goats milk it contains natural steroid had eczema for years went on to goats milk it went .Just this time can not seem to clear chest.Had x-ray lungs clear of infection .Use tablets for removing phlegm guess i will have to be patient hope it clears have you tried flutter valve that helps useful little gadget .Here is a tip for you all if you get indigestion from all the pills try munuka honey with about four teaspoons of goat yogurt twice a day. maybe if i got a toy boy and chased him round it might help !! whoops told you i had sense of humour blow that rather get on my playstation !!!

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Well Nate, I live in the US and goat products and munuka honey is something I've never seen or tried. We do have canned goat milk in the grocery stores, but I've never tried it. As far as heartburn I have a re-flux problem and take the script : Dexilant twice a day. Take Care.

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Hi girlie re-flux acid is bad had attack caused by antibiotics lost stone in a week could't eat lived on goat milk manuka honey and dry toast doc's have now sorted tablet i can just about take it. Doc's also give me esomeprazole 40 mg works pretty well but still need my own back up. Keep fighting on never give up i am an old lady now only fit for vet to put down have forgot what it is like to breath am a right broken winded old mare !! one foot in the grave and the other hanging on to the door of life !! LOL

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