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I’m Just Looking For Some Thoughts On A Couple Of Questions.

I’m Just Looking For Some Thoughts On A Couple Of Questions.

The restaurant I work at has recently reopened and although they r having staff wear masks and limiting certain aspects of service I’m a little anxious and not sure if I should go back yet.
I’m also wondering what others are doing in regards to self isolation? I have been very careful about social distancing to this point but now that we are in phase 2 with a few things opening up and people getting together in small groups, is it relatively safe to get… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I must go to the bank today; can't keep putting off. I'll be dealing with the manager and she will have a shield in front of her desk; I hope she'll be… read more

posted about 4 hours ago

Do I Need To Shield If I Have COPD, From Covid19

Do I Need To Shield If I Have COPD, From Covid19

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Unless you want to get it, yes you should do what you can to avoid being exposed to the virus. Back in March, the general consensus was that because… read more

posted 1 day ago

Does Mullein Tea Extract Really Help?

Does Mullein Tea Extract Really Help?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I've never used it, but the literature indicates that it can be helpful as an expectorant. I'd check what the NIH website for herbals and supplements… read more

posted 2 days ago

Do You Have Any Information On Whether It Is Better To Sleep With Your Chest Elevated At Night? I Have Always Slept With 1 Piĺlow Till Now.

Do You Have Any Information On Whether It Is Better To Sleep With Your Chest Elevated At Night? I Have Always Slept With 1 Piĺlow Till Now.

I have always used 1 pillow to sleep but I wonder if it would be better for me to sleep with my chest elevated.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I also have lots of trouble sleeping at night coughing and waking up congested pillows don't seem to help much

posted 3 days ago

COPD Foundation's Webinar Of 5/21/20

COPD Foundation's Webinar Of 5/21/20

Here’s the link to the page where you can find yesterday’s webinar. https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/I-am-... Scroll down until you see the list of webinars, and it’s the first one. In this one both Dr. Tomashow and Dr. Han talk about people with COPD who have recovered from the virus, along with other information that is very timely and useful.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you Jean. Hope you have a grest holiday. God Bless.

posted 4 days ago

Is It Safe To Go Sit On My Sisters Patio When Self Isolating.

Is It Safe To Go Sit On My Sisters Patio When Self Isolating.

My lung function is 33% so I’ve got to self isolate.My family gets my groceries etc,.I’ve not been out since March.With the warm weather would it be safe to go sit on my sisters patio with safe distancing in place.I would just sit on my walker and take my own drink.My sister also hasn’t been out but my brother-in-law goes for their shopping etc,.It’s such a worrying time.I hope you all stay safe.I was also looking up masks because someone made me one… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member i live in a small town so we isolate all the time but i miss the gathering outside the post office but yep tread carfule but 6ft… read more

posted 5 days ago

Does Anyone Have Tracheobronchomalacia?

Does Anyone Have Tracheobronchomalacia?

I have this and I'm wondering if anyone else has it. My windpipe is collapsing and it is very hard to breath. Hopefully I will be getting a stent in my windpipe. Just wondering if anyone else has this?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

No, I haven’t heard of that. Sending positive thoughts and to you. Please keep us posted as to how the procedure goes. I’m sure it will be fine. Hugs

posted 3 days ago

Is A Person In A Lot Of Pain Dying Of COPD?

Is A Person In A Lot Of Pain Dying Of COPD?

I have read comments from people in hospice care. They are given morphine. Is dying from COPD very painful? If not pain, what is the morphine for. I have experienced fear when having a flare-up but too busy trying to get oxygen to feel pain. Does the lack of oxygen to your organs cause pain?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Absolutely right, @A MyCOPDTeam Member. Nobody has a date stamp on their foot, so why obsess over things we cannot change or control? Take care of you.

posted 7 days ago

Combivent Respimat

Combivent Respimat

How does the inhaler Incruse Ellipta 62.5 rate? Can Combivent Respimat be used with Incruse? Also, I seldom use Respimat I feel I don't need it since I use Incruse. Should I use it a few times per day to make sure my lungs stay open?
Thank you
Marquisa

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

No, not at all I went back on Stiolto Respimat and Arnuity and doing a lot better.

posted 2 days ago
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