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Has Anyone Tried The Product Lignosus

Has Anyone Tried The Product Lignosus

I saw this online but not sure it works as good as they describe

posted 1 hour ago

Has Anyone Tried The Smart Vest

Has Anyone Tried The Smart Vest

posted 8 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Haven't tried it; I don't need to use one. Many people who have bronchiectasis or similar diagnoses who need to cough up a lot of junk every day swear by them.

posted 2 hours ago

How Long Do People Live In Lowest Level Of GOLD Standard For Emphysema?

How Long Do People Live In Lowest Level Of GOLD Standard For Emphysema?

I do use oxygen for sleeping, have had 2 flares this fall, and am enrolled by my doctor in palliative care. Just wondering who has any kind of idea how long people live? 73 years old. No interest in food, lost 10 lbs in 4 months, down to 95 lbs (at 5’1”). Using Breztri steroid inhaler.

posted 12 hours ago

Has Anyone Else Had The Kinda Side Effects Like I've Had? I'm Really Curious.

Has Anyone Else Had The Kinda Side Effects Like I've Had? I'm Really Curious.

posted 13 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member

You don't say what those side effects are. 🤔 Every body is different.
Could they be caused by medicine interactions or other medical symptoms?

posted 11 hours ago

Does Anyone Else Have Trouble Keeping Track Of All Meds And Times ?

Does Anyone Else Have Trouble Keeping Track Of All Meds And Times ?

posted 16 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Thank you, Min, for answering my question. I looked it up and believe I'd rather go with what I have, all things considered. Neat idea though🙂

posted 2 hours ago

How Do You Forgive Yourself For Causing Your Own Problem When It Gets More Debilitating

How Do You Forgive Yourself For Causing Your Own Problem When It Gets More Debilitating

posted 16 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member

You did not set out to harm a single soul when you started smoking as a kid. Give it up, lay it down, let it go.

posted 8 hours ago

Is There A Cure For CHF (CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE?

Is There A Cure For CHF (CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE?

posted 20 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member

CHF can be managed, just like COPD can be managed. Gisela is right: a conversation with your cardiologist is going to be very helpful. If you can't talk with the cardio, then talk with the nurse… read more

posted 14 hours ago

Was Diagnosed With Pneumonia, Put On Antibiotics, Didn't Work.

Was Diagnosed With Pneumonia, Put On Antibiotics, Didn't Work.

I called them and was told to drink more water and put myself on Mucinex, not a great deal of change, called again, no call back, I've been coughing since, no new appointments until January, what now?

posted 20 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I agree you need steroids

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A Colonoscopy Which COPD?

A Colonoscopy Which COPD?

I just had The Dr for a colonoscopy call and tell me he need my pulmonologist to ok it before I go under.
He said I could wind up hooked up to a respirator after the procedure. Especially if there is a tear or rupture of my bowels.

Ok now I am scared !

What the hell ????

posted 22 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Do you have sleep apnea? They might want to allow for that. Or you can even have the scope with a Twilight type sedative. But I've never heard a doctor use such dramatic terms regarding a… read more

posted 8 hours ago

Info On Stage 2 Moderate Copd

Info On Stage 2 Moderate Copd

posted 2 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member

If you have moderate COPD, your FEV1 is above 50%. If you develop a good daily exercise program and keep your weight at or near the normal range for your height and build, you can probably keep… read more

posted 2 days ago
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