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Can You Have Cats And Dogs With Copd

Can You Have Cats And Dogs With Copd

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

You can certainly have dogs and cats with COPD. Joanne C has given you good advice. If you've always had animals, nothing really has changed. If you've never had animals and now want to try, you… read more

posted 3 days ago

Help With Emphysema !

Help With Emphysema !

I was diagnosed with emphysema 2 years ago . Unfortunately . Because of covid a lot of people with COPD have been forgotten ! The NHS is in crisis . Not seen a doctor only to be told there's nothing we can do for me . So it's up to me to find out as much as I can to help myself . I have given up smoking , I walk every with my dog , I take lungwort complex, I'm going to join a gym to put muscle around my lungs . I have just been reading about CBD oil but it's very hard to know how much to take… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you ☺️

posted 4 days ago

Skin Tears

Skin Tears

Any suggestions for thin skin issues. My skin will tear from just about anything, even a wrong rub on a pillow. I know that the prednisone has a lot to do with that. I can't remember the last time that something on my body was not bandaged up with antibiotic ontiment. I have a couple that are so bad that I am taking oral antibiotics as well. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

It’s weird because they are not painful except sometimes if they’re bad and they bleed.

posted 3 days ago

I Am Still Looking For A Good Price On Albuterol Inhalers Thank You

I Am Still Looking For A Good Price On Albuterol Inhalers Thank You

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Nor do I and I already pointed that out in a round about way .I actually am stockpiling because since Drbpit me on Trelegy I barely use anything else .One inhaled discus it comes in in the morning… read more

posted 6 days ago

How Do You Combat Large Weight Loss Due To Emphysema?

How Do You Combat Large Weight Loss Due To Emphysema?

I have lost 50 lbs in the last year and can not gain it back. I have put on 5 lbs in the last 4 months eating like a horse. Big meals
really take a toll on my breathing.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Check with your doc and get a referral to a nutrionist or dietician who can help you put together an eating plan for you. The key is calories consumed not amount of food consumed. You'll pro ably do… read more

edited, originally posted 7 days ago

Is It Safe To Take General Anesthesia

Is It Safe To Take General Anesthesia

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Talk with your pulmonologist first and then talk with both the surgeon and the anesthesiologist who's probably the most important person in this situation. You want one who has worked with people… read more

posted 7 days ago

Changing Back To Advair From Anora

Changing Back To Advair From Anora

I have left a message as my primary care and should hear from them today. I let them know that I am more short of breath using the Anora ellipta. Is it okay to stop and just go back to the Advair? I was using a combination of Advair and Spiriva but for some reason I don't think the Spiriva helped me much.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Call the pulmo's office and ask your question. Unless you haven't seen them ever, you should get an answer through the nurse or RT who takes the call for them. If you have to call your primary care… read more

posted 6 days ago

Anoro Ellipta

Anoro Ellipta

I've been taking this for about 6 days now. Having been taken off of Advair and Spiriva together. How long does it take before you feel the full benefits of this medicine? I seem to be feeling more short of breath in the last 6 days then before. Thank you

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

ps Joni. You can click on the blue words in all the comments above to read about how each type of ingredient affects different functions of the Respiratory system
In particular, the Muscarine… read more

edited, originally posted 9 days ago

Has Anyone Gotten Over Heated Or Tired Enough To Get Sick Sick Enough To Vomit. I Was One Of The Things That Go With Copd?

Has Anyone Gotten Over Heated Or Tired Enough To Get Sick Sick Enough To Vomit. I Was One Of The Things That Go With Copd?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Getting sick from the heat doesn't have anything to do with COPD. Excessive heat can make breathing a lot harder than usual, and getting overheated can make you sick to your stomach. Getting… read more

posted 9 days ago
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