British Lung Foundation

I got something special for xmas !!! Do you suffer from it ???

On xmas eve night all was calm and relaxed, then two coughs from yours truly, and I go unconscious and appear to be fitting which scared the hell out my wife as she thought I was on the way out !! ... Test have indicate I may have Cough-Syncope. My oxygen levels (even when on oxygen 24/7) are always low but under excertion (getting dressed or even coughing) my oxygen levels drop dangerously low resulting in my brain becoming short of blood/oxygen which causes me to black out :( .. I understand cough- syncope is quite common in COPD victims and just wanted any sufferers point of view while I wait for the next one :P

On another issue the Pallative Doctors are thinking about putting me on GABAPENTIN to try and ease coughing -Is there anyone out there on Gabapentin and how are they finding it ( and don' say it's in the kitchen drawer LOL).

Got to get my self fit for all the New years Parties and only a short time to do it LOL

I just love to be different

Take Care Everyone

Plumbob

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Oh dear me Owen, that’s not nice. Pete goes faint when he coughs so hard his throat partially collapses and he can’t take a breath in. It lasts seconds but is scary. I just talk to him.

Petes on gabapentin as a pain killer. His body is too used to it now though but he still takes them and still coughs. Give them a go but read leaflet first.

Happy New Year to you. Xxxx

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Cheers Sassy -as this was the first time for me I woke with my wife pleading with me not to go and it was so upsetting :(

Pains not an issue with me just a nuisance but like a lot of people out there the coughing fits are absolutely exhausting and I experience quite a few :(

I'm just awaiting feedback from the big-wigs to decidec which way to go -after all I've not got much to loose.

PS can't remember seeing my new years party invite !!!!! LOL

Take Care and a Happy New year to you and your family

Owen x

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Invite must be in the post Owen. 😀

Good luck with everything. Take care xxxx 😘

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Hi plumbob hope you had a good Christmas.

when I gave up smoking I was left with this horrendous cough I would cough so much my level would drop and I would feel light headed I put it down to lack of oxygen getting to my brain. Gabapentin is used for lots of things even nerve pain I use nortriptline but might have to come off it as my results came back and my kidneys were showing to be raised. Good luck I do hope the meds work for you its not nice or comfortable when you are constantly coughing.

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Cheers Onamission - They suggested Nortriptline as an alternative but the problem with either of them is that the medicines I'm already taking to ease my condition have taken their toll on my liver and kidneys and think specialists need 'Heep Big Pow-wow' to decide which track to go down ??

Hope you've got your glad rags ready for new year and have a fab time

Take Care

Owen

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Hope you have a good time with the family you all need to celebrate after the court case

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Sorry to hear this. Dont know any thing about this. I do see stars when i cough and when i laugh. I think i prefer the laughter.

Hope they find you a solution.

Have a woderful new year full of laughter and fun.

X

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Cheers Hopetorun -If you want to see angels .....Look in the mirror :D and keep laughing but not too much !!!!

Happy New year to You and your family

Take Care

Owen

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Hi Owen your New Years Eve invite is in the post. I gather you are coming though :) xx

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Hope your supplying the oxygen ? I'll supply the helium and we can play musical bottles ... Should be fun :) :) ...PS think you need to warn the fire brigade LOL

Hope you have a Happy New Year

Take Care

Owen x

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Plenty of oxygen just for you Owen. Musical bottles sounds great fun and can't wait to play it :)

Happy New Year to you too chuck. Hope it's a good one. Bev xx

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I don’t know Owen trust you ,I’m on gaberpentin I have it for peripheral neuropathy been on it for years I’m ok with it.

Take care

Dorothy

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Can happen when on toilet too

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