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Inhalators for cessation of smoking

I desperately (as do a lot of us) need to stop smoking. I have been using inhalators. However, I have read somewhere that these are dangerous too. Does anybody else still use inhalators and do they think they're alright? One of the medications I take is aminophylline, and I was puffing away on my inhalator like nobody's business. My theophylline levels went sky high, there is a danger of toxicity, and my aminophylline was stopped immediately for three days until the level of… read more

posted about 3 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I had two choices live with COPD or die early. I chose to live. I quit using the patch step down program. After 3 weeks it became too expensive. So I… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Aminophylline and inhalators.

One of the medications I take is aminophylline (theophylline). My last inpatient stay was of three weeks duration and during this time my theophylline level went to a dangerously toxic level. They stopped my aminophylline treatment immediately for three days and then re-commenced me on a reduced dose. I was in hospital from 1 March 2017 to 22 March 2017. My question is does anybody else who is on aminophylline use inhalators.

tags: Stop smoking

posted about 3 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I'm sorry you had such a problem. My daughter was on aminophylline. While being in pediatric icu for asthma exacerbation. They overdosed her. We caught… read more

posted about 2 hours ago

Can itching be part of copd are somthing else

I have copd and I have been itching all over my body even under my hair on my head do you think it could be my copd are something else as I don't know

posted about 4 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I doubt it's the COPD but possibly the meds. I've never heard of COPD causing itching but hey, what do I know? Check with your doctor.

posted about 1 hour ago

Allergies

Does anyone take Sudafed for spring allergies. I took one the other day and it really helped, I asked my doctor and he said to go see a allergist, I am not a doctor person. So I'm just wondering if anyone knows about this.

posted about 9 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I went to my ear, nose & throat Doc a few years ago. He suggested either Zyrtec or Sudafed. I used both. I don't have a preference. They both helped… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Hi all does this happen to anyone else.When I lie down in bed or on the sofa the wheeze starts and I feel like I can't breath properly

posted about 22 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I have the same problem. I either do that or breathing so hard n fast I think I'm hyperventilating.

posted 43 minutes ago

I'm my wife's caregiver. Has anyone had issues with loss of cognitive ability? Names, places, events?

She landed in the hospital a year ago when I returned from a road trip only to find her in bed for the last four days, no food drinks or treatments. She didn't know her name or mine or where she was. The doctors said high co2 and ammonia in her blood. took 6 days on a ventilator to get her back. She just started the same behavior today!!! Background: on 4 lpm for the last 12 years nearly home bound, less than 35% FVI.… read more

tags: mental cognition

posted 1 day ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Unfortunately, what happened to your wife is the result of high CO2 levels. You need to ask about bi-pap or trilogy machines for home use to help her… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

does anyone get burning in lungs when breathing in? I have this and shortness of breath, worse than usual. Thank you. Jeanne

posted 2 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi yes i am now on meds from an infection which started exactly like this with coughing up thick mucus. Finding out this is a sign to get to dr. Right… read more

posted 1 day ago

PULMONARY Doctor in Orlando, FL

I have a referral, now I need to find a Pulmonary Dr. in Orlando, Florida.

I am looking for someone who is good, (of course). Someone who really seems to care.

Low end pricing is important as I do not have insurance and am paying Out-Of-Pocket.

If anyone in Orlando, Florida can help with suggestions of who they are seeing or of someone they know who is seeing a Pulmonary Dr., your input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanking you in advance.....

posted 2 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@ a happy camper Go to dr o'brien on Central Ave you may qualify for research study. They will pay you take care of you and provide meds
Pulmonary… read more

posted 2 days ago

What is SOB?

posted 2 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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shortness of breath

posted 2 days ago
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