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Hi Everyone Have Not Been On For A Long Time Hope Everyone Is Good

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Has Anyone Of You Tried Mullein Leaf (avaiable In Pills, Etc.) It Is Worth A Try. Less Breathlesness, Brings Up Phlegm And Relieves Cough.

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Yes. I like the tea but also have used the tincture also.
It helps lesson the phlegm and clear it out. I would say worth a try. Most people it seems to help. Breathe Ez........

posted 23 hours ago

What Is Worse Hot Or Cold Days

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@A MyCOPDTeam Member…. Hi:) Heat and cold affects each person differently. I would hv to say the heat is worse for me.

posted 2 days ago

Who Has Unbearable Pain In Posterior And Lower Anterior Ribs, Worsened By Activity,and What Do You Think Is The Cause?

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Can it be inflammation even with daily Prednisone? Rib flair? How can this be diagnosed? Not only do my intercostals hurt, but it is painful to touch the bones also. Anyone else? All I use is heat and ice.

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I have this..Costeochrondritis. Ice works best for me 2-3 x day. If you can take anti-inflammatory like Advil, that’s very helpful. I can only take Tylenol. CBD cream helps some. Or any other the… read more

posted 2 days ago (edited)

Is Morphine In Small Quantities Helpful In COPD/Pulmonary Fibrosis SOP Attacks?

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My 2021 MRI showed bronchiectasis. I was a social smoker during my early student years but stopped entirely since 1975, when I was 25 years old and had my first child. After a COVID long haul bout, the Bronchiectasis diagnosis was confirmed by a second MRI in 2023. I am on oxygen therapy since September 2023. A battery of standard tests suggested that this was the best option for me. In all, I consulted 3 pulmonary doctors this past year. The 2nd one told me that I do not have COPD but Pulmonary… read more

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@KatrinDeGula I had been on morphine. I live in Scotland and the respiratory doctor told me little drop morphine helps with your breathing but they didn't keep me on it for very long but each time… read more

posted 3 days ago

Wheres The Article On Coughing?

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One thing that helps me with phlegm is to take 100 mg of Novusetin (Fisetin by Swanson or Doctors Best brand) after each meal. I still have to sometimes cough up a few globs of phlegm and that can be… read more

posted 2 days ago

Anyone Still Around 6/24? Heat & Humidity Is Brutal/trying To Stay In AC As Much As Possible/just Can’t Do Anything/had This COPD March 2011

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Hello Geraldine, I understand you, a luck you have A/C! I do not and with the heat, I can do absolutely nothing, lay in bed, refresh with ice cube, van, water... for days, and when it does last too… read more

posted July 10

Never Had Tinnaius Or Ringing In The Ears. Is This A Symptom Of COPD. Anyone Have This? Know A Home Remedy?

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Thank you. A friend called and heard the ringing, too. Found out it was my oxygen tank making a ringing sound🤣

posted July 7

Does Anyone Continue To Drink Alcohol With COPD? I Have A Couple Screw Drivers Every Evening Prior To Dinner Which Helps Me Enjoy My Dinne

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I have 1 glass of wine every 6 or 8 days till the bottle's gone. Bottle usually lasts a month. Been reading red wine is better for us than white or rose. But I am not on 02.

posted July 11

How Do You Cope With Life While On The Lung Transplant List

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You cope pretty much like you did before, but you keep your phone close and be ready for the call at any time. Many people keep a "go" bag in their car so they don't have to worry about what they'll… read more

posted July 7
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