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What is phlegm?

posted about 6 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User

It's that junk you cough up from your lungs. Mucous.

posted about 5 hours ago

What is the difference between continuous oxygen and pulse from your concentrator?

shopping for an oxygen concentrator and these are two variables. Any insight?

posted about 7 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User

Stationery concentrators don't offer pulse; they do continuous only. Pulse doses on ay machine, including Portable O2 Concentrators (POCs), means that… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Oxygen level

2 years ago I was diagnosed with severe C.O.P.D. I have been on advire twice daily and Spiriva once daily. I have been on 2 level on my oxygen machine when I am not busy and 4 when I am active. Last week I was tested again (walking around ) and they lowered my oxygen to when I am still I don't need it and when I am active I need leval 2 on my machine. Has this ever happened to anyone else ?Thanks

posted about 14 hours ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Sure. As you get stronger and you build muscle, you use less O2. If you don't have one, begin a daily exercise program and really push yourself. You'll… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Proventil

I use this and it works really good for me...

tags: Helpful items

posted 1 day ago by A MyCOPDTeam User

I can't get Proventil anymore, i'm on Proair.

posted about 17 hours ago

Why would just folding laundry get me SOB? Gosh Im not trying to run a marathon, Im just standing, moving my arms. this is crazy.

posted 1 day ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Moving your arms takes a good deal of energy and uses lots of O2. That's one of the reasons we recommend doing some major weight/strengthening exercises… read more

posted 1 day ago

wonder how many have a sense dog or therapy dog

Does anyone else get help from there trained dog, or thinking of getting help from one
I have one there amazing they can calm you and sense when your unwell, and just be
there for comfort, or help with every day tasks that you find harder to do.
just thought I ask you all
Breath easy all

posted 2 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY @A MyCOPDTeam User ! I never thought there would be service dogs for COPD. Glad to hear you are getting benefit from your service dog.… read more

posted 1 day ago

Would like to know if anybody uses or used cannabis oil

If yes what condition for and did it help in any way

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I havent used it but would like to hear from people that have i bet that would be good for sleep..breathe easy

posted 1 day ago

What is the chance that I will be able to do normal activities since I quit smoking. How long will it take for me to feel better?

Since I quit smoking I have had no flare ups but I am very short winded and can't do normal activities. I lose my breath instantly. Will this go away in time since i quit smoking

posted 4 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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The ddr has told me that I am ;no spring' chicken and have done alt of damage to my body througout the years but he also said that I will slightly in… read more

posted 1 day ago

Does anyone know if it's ok to take combivent respimat and Qvar together for maintenance?

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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It is, although Combivent is just a four hour med, and sometimes used as a rescue med rather than a maintenance med. Spiriva respimat is the 24 hour… read more

posted 4 days ago

Has anyone had a blackout?

I was having a good day so got a taxi to my local pub, whist sat outside I stood up suddenly and collapsed losing consciousness for a few seconds. I gave my head a nasty crack and ended up having a 4cmX2cm (1 and half inch by 1 inch ish) abrasion, and ambulance was called and I ended up in hospital having my wound superglued - blood everywhere.

tags: blackouts

posted 6 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Yes I did. Had been being a bad girl. Not using my O2 at night. Not staying hydrated. I was tippling some. Okay, quite a bit! Stood up and down I went.… read more

posted about 5 hours ago
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