benidorm2000a year ago
Hi I was diagnosed two weeks ago.I given up the ciggaretts few week before due to being wheezy. Never thourght I have this. I go to work ...
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CynthiaFarra year ago
Happy to have found this site my chest X-ray shows enlarged lungs but my spiro test came back normal I am going to have a CT scan and I am s...
Alpha1warriora year ago
What is the realistic life expectancy for someone with emphysema? I've heard some people can live 20+ yrs. I'm very young, 38, with stage 2 ...
Chriskhoa year agoPOPULAR
Does anyone feel that vaping is hindering their attempts to increase their lung capacity???
I'm hooked on the thing just as I was smoking. Ha...
I have not smoked ANY today! I'm proud of me!
phyllis_libertya year ago
As you all know I have been trying so hard to quit. I have not had one today, and it's the beginning of a new future for me. None last nig...
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To ashamed to see my doctor
Moment49a year agoPOPULAR
I was wondering if anyone still smokes after being diagnosed? I was diagnosed a few years back but really didn't believe my primary care doc...
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One more question for today. Rib pain?
Do any of you have rib pain from copd? I have had it for almost 2 yrs. They did all sorts of tests on me, and found nothing wrong. Still ha...
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Chriskhoa year ago
Could someone please interpret or explain my spiro results to me please as my COPD nurse could not be bothered when I asked how bad my COPD ...
Hello my copd friends....
phyllis_libertya year agoPOPULAR
Well, I'm sitting here feeling sorry for myself, and also mad at myself for doing this to my body.
Yes...I had three glasses of red wine an...
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Sandra1944a year ago
How do you ween your self off oxygen? Some one on here said that is what they are doing?
FEV levels going UP?
Wondered if anyone else's Fev1 level has improved much and how this was achieved for them. My levels are surprising me I was diagnosed a fe...
How to deal with diagnosis ?
Sue02712a year ago
Hi im sue . My partner has been diagnosed with copd been told he has 3-5 years to live . Not sure how we deal with this news .
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Understanding abbreviations from other countries
Jimbucka year ago
Could I please ask a very polite question? I'm from the UK (sorry) reading posts from other countries, even from my own sometimes, the text...
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Both lungs failing
Lucky34a year ago
He everyone, specialist told us both of my mothers lungs and heart are failing.... is there any way back from here
Its not unusual
mikefaa year ago
There is nothing wrong with feeling morbid occasionally everyone everyone's mood swings a little day by day and even hour by hour.Were not ...
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Oldenpastita year ago
First post for me. Have had COPD for 10years or more and generally coping pretty well with occasional chest infections. After a 6 week thera...
Pain in the upper back
Ksb6420a year ago
Just wondering if anyone has pain in their upper back because of copd. It comes and goes put is very painful. Have arthritis in that area bu...
Need to say this about anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds.
There are many people who die from respiratory distress from taking these medications. Such as Celexa, Lexapro, Prozac, or Xanax, Klonopin,...
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Can't figure numbers out. Does crazy go with COPD? lol
Okay..so...lol.I'm the kind of person who will take numbers like PFT and try to figure out how a Dr. comes to his diagnosis/conclusion. I'm...
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COPD/ or emphysema
phyllis_liberty2 years agoPOPULAR
My question is this,
How do they diagnosis COPD as opposed to emphysema? Do your numbers have to be extremely low, or do they do a lung scan....
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The results are in.
Hello again my fellow COPD friends!
I posted a few days ago. I had an appointment yesterday to get to the bottom of my breathing issues. Yes...
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Tied to oxygen
Herblou2 years ago
I am new here. After struggling with COPD for years and several recent urgent medical emergencies I have been placed on oxygen 24/7 . I hav...
Djwooten19532 years ago
My rehab technicians are very patient with me.. I weigh 90 but I'm getting some muscle.. I've been so weak.. Except for the SOB I feel stron...
I do the purse breathing and I have been going to Pulmonary Rehab for about 5 weeks (3 times a week).. I am more fortunate that a lot of peo...
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Along with COPD I have CHF.. Even when my oxygen is good I still can't catch my breath.. Feels like a major panic attack.. I do take meds fo...
Thanks Eric,, I do have a Pulmonary Dr. ER last week found nothing wrong.. gave me prednisone.. A little confused on who to go to next..
Doing much better
Essiet2 years ago
essiet: Just thought I would drop a few lines and say Iam doing much better. I got sick in December of 2016 and it took 5 months for me to s...
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Bobfirmin2 years ago
Only diagnosed this and already had holidays booked for October in Portugal. Has anybody gopt ecperience of getting travel insuranc...
copd and seizures
nepats329542 years ago
Had copd for over 12 years also grand mal seizures since 5.No seizures last 3 years but copd goneto severe, even with ox cant do much.Worrie...
suej22519612 years ago
well im sat here looking at the sky and its getting black im a bit upset cos i was hoping to go to a car boot in the morning.i havnt been to...
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