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Still smoking

Still smoking

Is there anyone here that still smokes after being diagnosed. I am looking for some support to quit. I have attempted it several times since my diagnoses and have failed terribly. The patches, gum, vape pens and even cold turkey (which I wouldn't recommend)! The Doctor won't put me on Chantix because I suffer from Severe Major Depression and the side effects wouldn't be good for me!!! Two weeks ago I had an exacerbation and the E.R doctor ordered chest x-ray.s He came back after reading them and… read more

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

You can quit....... One day at a time!

posted 1 day ago
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What triggers your SOB? Any advice on how to avoid or recover from it?

What triggers your SOB? Any advice on how to avoid or recover from it?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

It's has to be some type of smell that triggers my SOB and of course the humidity. It's crucial in the summer your in air conditioning .

posted 23 days ago
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I lost all of my closest friends because of the pain and anxiety due to severe COPD. Any advice?

I lost all of my closest friends because of the pain and anxiety due to severe COPD. Any advice?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Stress and anxiety only make the situation much worse, if you are a smoker, STOP NOW! Good luck
Happy breathing, God bless, Sandy
Saturday 16th March… read more

posted 4 months ago
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Should I try vaping to quit smoking?

Should I try vaping to quit smoking?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Well @A MyCOPDTeam Member I worked in a man's environment since the 80s but especially from 94 to 2016 and all but one man I worked with were able to… read more

posted 19 days ago
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Do you experience back pain because of COPD? What brings relief?

Do you experience back pain because of COPD? What brings relief?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hi Narrowdog. Sounds like you’ve had quite a struggle lately. I hope your feeling better soon. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

posted 6 months ago
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When you go to ER, what do you take with you?

When you go to ER, what do you take with you?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I always take my meds with me . sometimes i take a puzzle book to do if i am going to be there a while. ,
i always take my oxygen tank in my roller bag… read more

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
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