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Hello everyone. I'm reluctant to return to the gym

I have been faithful in going to the gym for the past few years. I haven't been back since I had an exacerbation and got pneumonia last December. I was hospitalized with it and took me about 6 weeks to even begin to feel better. I feel fine now, except for feeling fatigued and a bit short of breath at times. I want to return to the gym, but not sure if it would do more harm than good. When I was going,I felt great. Now that it's been a couple of months since the… read more

posted about 19 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Lim, I've been severe for the last 20 years, and the exercise is what I credit for that. I also use O2 for exercise, as I can't keep my sats up… read more

posted about 6 hours ago
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Hi all, does anyone else suffer with nausea?

Could it perhaps be the medication I am taking? Furosemide 40mg, Theophylline anhydrous 200, as well as inhalers, Asthavent and Seretide.

I was in hospital a couple of weeks ago, where they found that my blood sugar was a bit high. Could my blood sugar levels be affected by any of these medications?

Thank you so much,

Lynette xxxx

posted 1 day ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Always check with your own doc for sure but prednisone raises my sugar. Don't know how often you have flares or even take prednisone for your flares but… read more

posted about 21 hours ago
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Ellipta Inhalers

Hi all, I have just been prescribed a Trelegy Ellipta inhaler and i wondered if anyone has any experience of the Ellipta range of inhalers, if anyone does could you please tell me whether you swallow the powder that comes out or if you rinse and spit it out. Many thanks Karen

posted 1 day ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I use Advair so I do rinse my mouth out after I use it

posted about 1 hour ago
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I have been on oxygen therapy for 3 years. The past month or so the cannula tube has been causing skin irritation everywhere it touches my

Skin. I have changed brand names of cannula with no change. Any ideas as to reason or solution?

posted 2 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Good ideas. Thank you

posted 1 day ago
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Can COPD be treated without using an inhaler?

posted 2 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I'm using my nebulizer with a 3% sodium solution. That's all. I have an inhaler to use when I need it, but I don't need it very often. I never smoked,… read more

posted about 12 hours ago
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Mucus colors

Have been seeing an ENT for about a month. Said I had a sinus infection and gave me some nasal steroid spray.and did a CT scan. Still not much change. Went to my primary last Friday and he gave me antibiotics and steroids. I already see an improvement. He said that my lungs are clear and sound good.. I still have the colored mucus (yellow, dark yellow, beige and dark beige). Is this normal for those of us with COPD? I am always scared to see the different colors..............

posted 2 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I thimk blood in your mucus maybe strainof coffing

posted about 7 hours ago
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Emphysematous changes on a cxr

My chest xray showed "emphysematous changes". I have no symptoms and my PFTs looked good according to the tech. I have no symptoms. Still waiting to see Pulmonologist. Could the changes on xray possibly mean something other than emphysema? Or just showing early signs of emphysema? Had PFTs 2 years ago that were normal, and CT scan over the summer that was ok. I'm confused.

posted 3 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you so much for your response and support!

posted 2 days ago
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can you take daliresp and azithromycin at the same time, long term?

posted 3 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

No one's studied that combination, so I think the long-term answer's a ways down the road. At this point I do know a few people who are taking both.… read more

posted 3 days ago
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hELLO i HAVE MESSAGES BUT CANNOT REMEMBER MY INFORMATION TO GET THEM. CAN YOU HELP

posted 3 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hello Jean. Are the messages coming to your email account? Just log off the site and ask for a new password when you try to log in. Use the link in your… read more

posted 3 days ago
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