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Shawnee330
Shawnee330

Just discharged from the hospital for five days. I was unable to catch my breath. Put on lots of antibiotics, prednisone, and everything else. They say I need to cough up mucus and I am coughing nonstop but nothing coming up. This is new to me and I am scared. shawnee330. Any help please

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When that happened to me I stayed away from sugar except for one cup coffee I the morning and drink lots of water witch I hate and 2 times a day I take the liquid generic mecinex for cough and congestion boy did it help so now I'm good and so it stays good a couple night a week I take the mucinex before because it seem to work better when you lie on your side but that's what helped me after I got out of the hospital and I also take AIRBOURNE great stuff help to keep your ammune stem up my doc said it was ok for me talk to u r doc but good luck but water helps a lot

JMWW
JMWW
in reply to Starry1956

Sugar is bad for COPD? Do you think that liquid generic mucinex is better than the tablets? Thanks in advance for you response.

Starry1956
Starry1956
in reply to JMWW

Yes I was taking pills and they didn't help my doctor told me to take the liquid it works faster but my opinion it actually helped me and my husband

JMWW
JMWW
in reply to Starry1956

Thanks so much

Starry1956
Starry1956
in reply to JMWW

Ask your doctor first because I t worked for us your doc may want u do something else

Starry1956
Starry1956
in reply to JMWW

Ask u r doc for yourself first

One thing get some muculex(spelling) the go on line and go to a cite for Copd people tells you how to breath before you cough.

mucinex DM helps with cough and gets the mucus up !!!

I found that using saline spray helped me.

Im so worried my husband has this condition he's been like this for around 4 years short breath can't walk very far and it's in his family he's 48 but just managed him to go doctors get this checked out I'm no doctor but sounds like COPD

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