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all of a sudden I get dry mouth,is it my meds

all of a sudden I get dry mouth,is it my meds

my dr changed the meds I was on in my nebulizer could that be it.????

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

drinking water alot just makes me go to the bathroom lol

posted 2 minutes ago
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Does feeling of rib cage being crushed part of COPD?

Does feeling of rib cage being crushed part of COPD?

I have been having this for the last month off and on. This past week it has been pretty steady though.

Not sure if related to COPD or my fibromyalgia.

Appreciate any help and information at this time.

Thank you in advance.
LaRosa

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@MyCOPDTeam users... .

Thank you all for your answers. I will definitely speak to my dr. about it.

Coughing hasn't been too bad, so I don't believe it… read more

posted 14 minutes ago
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I have noticed several terms that I am not familiar with. I would like to know what trilogy machine is and a turbo chamber

I have noticed several terms that I am not familiar with. I would like to know what trilogy machine is and a turbo chamber

and something called a flutter? I also learn names of different meds and inhalers. You can learn a lot just by reading the questions and answers

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Insurance will not usually pay for the aerobika unless you have HSA account

posted about 10 hours ago
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As the spouse I often feel like Im being imprisoned

As the spouse I often feel like Im being imprisoned

Don't misunderstand I love my husband and would do anything for him. He has severe copd and has just been put on at home hospice.
one of my biggest concerns is that he has gotten so paranoid. If I am out of site for more that a few minutes he panics. I have horses to take care of and outside work that has to be done, more so wen the weather is cool. Though I understand his panic I have to find a way to work around it. Has anyone else had this kind of issue or… read more

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Talk with the hospice organization about your difficulties. Many of them have resources specifically for situations like yours and if they don't, they… read more

posted 10 days ago
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shortness of breath yet oxygen is 95%

shortness of breath yet oxygen is 95%

I'm having difficulty breathing yet my oxygen levels are fine. What could this be? I have had my heart check with several tests and they find that it is okay. I do have A-fib. and am on Metropol 25mg 2x a day to treat it. Why if my oxygen is reading 95% do I feel like I can't get any oxygen?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I found if I had my o2 machine set to high, my o2 saturation was 95, but just like you, I felt I was starving for o2. My doctor told me that having your… read more

posted 12 days ago
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Copd and stages.How do you know?

Copd and stages.How do you know?

I've had copd for about 5yrs now, but my lung specialist never mentioned stages.How do you know what stage your in?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hi! Susan,I went to stay with my sister in England from January to the end of May.I ended up in the hospital twice really ill.My oxygen levels were… read more

posted 13 days ago
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Can your % of lung function increase? from 1st lung function test to the 2nd test done?

Can your % of lung function increase? from 1st lung function test to the 2nd test done?

when you have a lung function test done, is it normal to increase the lung function% from one test to the next?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I'm not sure if you are doing deep breathing exercises, along with full body exercises, but if you are, most Definately, your lung function can and does… read more

posted 12 days ago
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