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is anybody else having/had this problem or know the answer. Ive got a few questions regarding my COPD condition and i dont know which doctor im supposed to ask. cause a few months ago i had asked my lung doctor over the phone about getting a letter/note stating the level of my condition, due to my condition if im employable or not,. you know just information like that and he stated for me to go to… read more
My respirologist has told me this is a rare disease and still don’t have enough research and info on this..... I was diagnosed at 41 with emphysema and the type was shown in a cat scan...My issue is I can’t get the bad oxygen out of my lungs and oxygen drops on any exertion . I am on oxygen, but just on exertion. At rest my oxygen levels are anywhere from 95- 98. When I do anything is when my oxygen levels drop very quickly.... recovery is quick as soon as I sit again..... … read more
Does anyone suffer from CO2 retention, My husband has been on OT for 3 years now on 4Litres but this year he started to suffer from carbon Dioxide retention. He has been in hospital 3 times now, the last time he came out he was given an NIV mask to wear at night whilst asleep. As his carer this has been a nightmare as we are up at least 3 times a night where he has to remove the mask to cough and he needs a drink of water as his mouth is so dry - even when we have added a water chamber to the… read more
My husband was recently diagnosed with COPD. He was prescribed with therapy because he coughed and had wheezing when breathing. He's much better now, but no one explained whether he should take any medication or not when his condition is stable. He used inhalers and antibiotics and he finished the therapy