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Joint Pain And COPD

Joint Pain And COPD

I have bad joint pains in lots of my joints like my elbows, wrists, some fingers, my knees and ankles. My ankles are also a bit swollen. Thankfully my back pain seems to have settled down a bit and I'm coping with it better. I'm also light-headed and get dizzy spells.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I found that my light headed and dizzy spells come from a couple things. One, getting up too fast from sitting or laying, bending over to pick something up rather than stooping. The other is not drinking enough fluids. which in turn can cause low blood pressure. Ended up in ER 3 times with low blood pressure from not drinking enough.
The biggest trick is to learn that because of COPD the things that were easy to do are now hard to do and hardest to accept that fact that you can't do what you used to.
Stay safe and breathe easy and God bless.

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I also have low blood pressure and it is important to keep hydrated. Drink lots of water is very important for low blood pressure

posted over 3 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I don't know but what I have read online is turmeric and black pepper is a good option I have sent off for a course of them and will let you all know if they work I am a great believer nothing ventured nothing gained.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

You need to find a doc or docs who will work together regarding all your various conditions and symptoms. Sorting out what symptom belongs to which condition and what can be done without messing up everything else can be daunting. You need a team that will work together or one doc with the knowledge and expertise to work with the specialists to manage your care taking all the symptoms and conditions into account. This isn't easy, but to get the best possible treatment for everything, that's what it will take. In addition, you need to find out what YOU can do to HELP YOURSELF. Those things can be contradictory, too, so, again, you need someone who can sort if all out and help you figure out how to do those things.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Sometimes with COPD are less active which can cause arthritis to act out. If I were you I would speak with you Dr. about what's happening. I must say that I used to experience dizziness. My changed my meds and I started drinking more water. I rarely experience dizziness now. Hope you find releaf.

posted over 3 years ago
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