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I'm Concerned About The Help I'm Not Really Getting
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I have COPD now for little over 3 years. I have many different test done on this.Im on 3 different inhalers now been on since I found out.Right now I think it's getting worse because I can't hardly do nothing without being shortness of breath.Last time I seen the dr I have told him about this and all the things I can't do.Hes telling me my heart sounds good and lungs sound good but yet he says I need to see a regular dr and heart dr
I didn't say nothing back but each time he tells me he'sā€¦ read more

posted February 10, 2018
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Like lots of you said ā€œ exercise is the best, I do 1/2 hour of yoga every day, and get it for free on YouTube, just the stretching of the torso is a big deal for breathing.

posted January 4, 2019
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You may all want to google gaslighting. It is about docs. Health care is lax today in many areas; it isn't all the doc's fault as corporations own these places where they work and it's about money. My doc actually told me they didn't make enough money on me to run a test. Be your own doc. Do as much research as you can. When you see a doc, go in with the facts and what you want.

posted October 23, 2019
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Exercise makes a huge difference. I started approximately a year ago and it has been a life saver for me I am not oxygen dependent but I do have severe shortage of breath it's probably the worst feeling in the world I think of every step I take before I take it I'm trying to learn to live with things the way they need to be and be grateful for the things in life that I love and enjoy it certainly makes us think about our priorities

posted December 28, 2018
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Unfortunately most doctors today are just assembly line workers who have a medical degree. Went for my annual " complete " physical about a month ago and my Doctor was in and out the door in about 5 minutes. Have had tons of questions for my respiratory doctor that still go unanswered and I have caught him in a couple of lies. All we can do is take it one day at a time and try to manage the COPD ourselves. Sometimes I think it's the medications that make it worse.

posted July 17, 2019
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Mary, I would do as others have sugested, get a second opinion. I too found out that I needed to see a cardiologist about my heart because with COPD your heart is working harder keep your oxygen flowing as well as your blood. This is not uncommon for those of us with breathing issues. Take care, breathe easy, go see a different dr. and God Bless you.

posted April 25, 2019

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