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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

I have been waking up lately gasping for air. My lung doctor has ordered a sleep test. My question is. Could COPD and oxygen 24/7 lead to sleep apnea? I am already retaining CO2. Just wondered what the possibilities could be. Thanks!

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

That's what surprised me. I was on oxygen and a cpap,( I thought they were different issues) or so I thought. I went through another Sleep test and was… read more

posted about 8 hours ago
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Has anybody tried the Himalayan salt thresh thing

Has anybody tried the Himalayan salt thresh thing

I keep seeing these ads for salt therapy and I wondered if anybody knows about it.

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Lots of people have tried it; about half think it's wonderful and the other half don't. It won't hurt you, and you may find that you feel better. The… read more

posted about 14 hours ago
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Showers and breathing

Showers and breathing

Does taking a shower help you breathe better?
Mel

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I find it does even though I bathe instead of shower. I think because the water is warm not cold.

posted about 3 hours ago
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Oxygen Tubing tangled

Oxygen Tubing tangled

I have 2 /25 ft. Oxygen Tubing for my home concentrator, any idea the trick to keep it untangled?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

One trick that I know works is to place cup holders at strategic places along your walls and use that to keep the O2 hose off the floor, away from… read more

posted about 14 hours ago
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Are we sometimes hurting ourselves?

Are we sometimes hurting ourselves?

It seems I do things without thinking, that make me feel worse soon after. I eat meat or spicy foods for a late dinner. Many times that results in a night of propping up on 3 pillows and sipping water. Sometimes the results are even worse than that. Another big issue I have is stress. Why can't I remember that in a world of COPD, a few dirty plates in the sink just don't matter? So I was wondering, are there things that you find yourself doing that make things some things worse… read more

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I seem to do that also. Maybe we will learn some day!

posted 10 minutes ago
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Sinus infection

Sinus infection

Can't breath and oxygen level goes down to 70 when stranding up

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Get to doctor or emergency

posted about 19 hours ago
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Does anyone have issues with your back feeling hot when SOB?

Does anyone have issues with your back feeling hot when SOB?

My back feels like I have a heating pad on my back on high, and I don't. My skin doesn't feel hot to the touch, so it is inside next to my lungs I guess.It seems to be getting worse and my doctor has never heard of anything like it. It is hard to explain it.

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thanks. I appreciate it

posted 4 days ago
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Has anyone had to deal with a MAC infection? (mycrobacterial avium complex)

Has anyone had to deal with a MAC infection? (mycrobacterial avium complex)

lung infection somewhat rare.

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you Jean. I am on 3 different antibiotics. Yes it is brutal two months now and no end in sight.

posted 4 days ago
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COPD and Cancer Treatment

COPD and Cancer Treatment

I have a question for the community.

I am a 19 year survivor of esophageal cancer, had surgery which pulled my remaining stomach up into my chest cavity after removal of 2/3rds of my esophagus and 1/3 of my stomach. This then resulted in being diagnosed with COPD. I tried to convince my pulmonary Dr. that doing the above surgery caused my COPD, but he said that would not cause it. I will finally get to the question. Has anyone had a surgery such as I mentioned and had it result in… read more

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Lee, how were you diagnosed with COPD? And who diagnosed you? If you haven't had a spirometry or Pulmonary Function Test and been seen by a… read more

posted 5 days ago
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Tips for those with COPD and gardening

Tips for those with COPD and gardening

I've seen tips for doing housework, traveling etc. Does anyone have tips for doing gardening while living with moderate to severe COPD?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Great advice. Thank you!

posted 5 days ago
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