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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

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I quit about 3 years ago by cutting down on the amount of cig you have in one day until I was down ti 1 the hardest one for me was after supper but I… read more

posted 18 days ago

What Is Your Routine When You Experience Shortness Of Breath?

What Is Your Routine When You Experience Shortness Of Breath?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@Gramms 14, Hi Gramms I use my walking aid (seated one) when i get SOB and use the arm rest when i bend over and do pursed lip .Works for me
Cheers xx

posted 5 months ago

Should I Try Vaping To Quit Smoking?

Should I Try Vaping To Quit Smoking?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

That's true it does go into the lungs. I used it for awhile and it helped me but I tried to drink lots of water to flush it out

posted 15 days ago

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?

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 about 1 year ago

Do You Experience Back Pain Because Of COPD? What Brings Relief?

Do You Experience Back Pain Because Of COPD? What Brings Relief?

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 about 1 year ago

When You Go To ER, What Do You Take With You?

When You Go To ER, What Do You Take With You?

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 11 months ago
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