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Okay So This Might Sound Strange But I Have To Know. Has Anyone Had A Problem With Not Being Able To Yawn?

Okay So This Might Sound Strange But I Have To Know. Has Anyone Had A Problem With Not Being Able To Yawn?

I can't get enough air in my lungs to complete my yawn and it's very frustrating. GGRRRRR!!!

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Sneezing too.
Some of our meds can actually cause yawning but it is seldom addressed.
Yawning is controlled by the Nervous system and your Doc can help here.

edited, originally posted about 2 hours ago

I Have COPD And I Am Terrified

I Have COPD And I Am Terrified

Also I am dyslexic so please excuse any spelling errors.

I am from New Zealand,
I am 52 Years old and suffered SOB for 18 months before I was diagnosed with COPD, the doctor believed I had GERD as if I ate the wrong food or just a little but to much I would have a lot of trouble breathing. I have had to spyrometry tests done, the first I believe was 28% ( although I still had a chest infection ) the 2nd after prednesone and antibiotics was 34 or 36% I can't remember which.

Since then I have… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

COPD isn't a death sentence, and you seem to be doing well on your medications. The keys to living well with both COPD and diabetes are daily exercise and weight control through diet and exerciseread more

posted 3 days ago

What Is Lip Pursing

What Is Lip Pursing

How to lip pursing exercises

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thanks

posted 2 days ago

I Am Interested In CBD Gummies I Am Still Smoking They Say The The Gummies Will Help You Quit Any One Have Any Info To Share

I Am Interested In CBD Gummies I Am Still Smoking They Say The The Gummies Will Help You Quit Any One Have Any Info To Share

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

It was hard but I gave up cold turkey, I tried one again two weeks after giving up and realized that the nicotine was not there anymore it wasn't addiction it was habit
I recommend Habitrol lozenges… read more

posted 3 days ago

Spiriva And Breo Combination - Bad?

Spiriva And Breo Combination - Bad?

Hi all,
I am currently on Spiriva Respimat (2 puff in the AM) and Breo (1 puff hour later). I was told by my pharmacist that this combination came up with side effects and that I should ask my doctor to change the Breo to something else. I use to take the Spiriva alone - but had a flair a few years ago and my pulmonologist added Breo. Maybe then it was okay :)
Has anyone changed out the Breo for something else? Pharmacist suggested Trelegy once a day..
Thanks for your suggestions **

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you Barbara! I have been considering Symbicort - as I have heard Spiriva and Symbicort are a good combo. I have had breathing problems in the PM - so this may be the boost I need. I will talk… read more

posted 2 days ago

Does Anxiety Affect Anybody?

Does Anxiety Affect Anybody?

I seem to get anxiety when getting ready to go out somewhere. Hyperventilating and Having a harder time breathing, when I was breathing just fine right before. [Only on nighttime oxygen.] A lot of times when I go to bed and just put the oxygen on, I'll have to sit up a few minuets to calm down.

I'm wandering if it is common or normal? Or if it's just me? should I say something to my regular Dr. or my pulmonologist? Or is it just me freaking out.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hello. It doesn't matter. If it's something you are going through, ask. ( Everyone) !!! We all have same disease only differently !! There are a bunch of people going through what you are. You're not… read more

posted 7 days ago

I Am Not Feeling To Good Today

I Am Not Feeling To Good Today

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

What are you doing to help yourself feel better? If your ordinary COPD symptoms are worse today again, call your doc. You want to try to catch things before they get so bad you have to go to Urgent… read more

posted 10 days ago

Reasonable Accommodations For People With Emphysema/COPD

Reasonable Accommodations For People With Emphysema/COPD

I have a question regarding reasonable accommodations (ADA) requirements for employers. Due to my recent emphysema (mild) diagnosis, I do not want to subject myself to the possibility of getting sick from any variants (Delta, or other) and have to go into the office. I am currently on telework. However, I want to file something that officially recognizes I am allowed to telework via the reasonable accommodations policy Is anyone aware of any legal requirements for this? Can they deny me the… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

p.s. The employment laws in my State include any workplace of at least 15 employees
IF the workplace "hazards" involve your protection from more than just co-workers and clients, some OSHA rules may… read more

edited, originally posted 17 days ago

What Are Some Of The Symptoms Of Covid From People Thats Had It.

What Are Some Of The Symptoms Of Covid From People Thats Had It.

I had runny nose yesterday and it's blocked today,also running 99. 5 temp

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

There is a new treatment they give, they are injecting antibodies to help recovery faster, that's what they did me before letting me go home also a steroid

posted 19 days ago
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