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Can someone explain the stages of COPD and whats the average life expectancy

Can someone explain the stages of COPD and whats the average life expectancy

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I was diagnosed 5 1/2 years ago I am now stage 3 or 4 depending on how I feel on the day .
I am oxygen intolerant and I retain CO2 I am in the process… read more

posted 28 days 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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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 types of exercise or physical therapy activities do you do?

What types of exercise or physical therapy activities do you do?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hi Cecilia, I. Try to do exercises everyday. I start off stretching, toe front to back. Balance on one foot. Push of the wall I have ropes that are… read more

posted 2 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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How do you usually respond to the comment "You don't look sick"?

How do you usually respond to the comment "You don't look sick"?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

awe thank you love good day from Cape Town, SA hello brothers and sisters just wanted to say I love you all and in my prayers for all ti be well Amen… read more

posted 26 days ago
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