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

tags: stages COPD life expectancy

posted about 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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thank you for this info, i am in stage 2..i skate 34x a week & walk 4 x a week ..an hr each time, weight lifting , i use elastic bands for stretching.last yr i had… read more

posted about 1 month ago

How do you respond to friends and family who don't understand what you go through?

tags: explaining to others how to respond

posted 11 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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give them it straight try a book on the medical condition and don't be scared to face them and explain what your going through especially friends and family

posted about 24 hours ago

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

tags: sob shortness of breath treating Sob

posted about 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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yes I find those two things helpful. Abit of fresh air and a stretch of the legs, plus just the sights and sounds while walking along, except for the dogs, I am afraid… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

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

tags: quit using wellubution 150 2x daily

posted about 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I also got hypnotized. Walked into a room a two pack a day smoker. When I walked our a non smoker. Good luck. Love and HUGS!!!

posted 2 days ago

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

tags: er emergency room what to take to emergency room

posted about 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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My health cards: Medicaid, Medicare, and Cigna Health-Spring. I have my med's listed on the back of a business card, divided into prescriptions, OTC, and occasional… read more

posted 11 days ago

Do you have tips (or life-hacks) on how to remember to take your meds?

posted 8 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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IF you check with your pharmacy and ask them to arrange your pills for you, they will make up cards of your pills for a month in advance and when you must take them… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

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

posted about 1 month ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I walk when its cool outside this summer I going to a walking in side place

posted about 5 hours ago

Spasms in ribs

Does anyone else have pain and spasms in the muscles of your rib cage? If so what helps these r so painful.

tags: ribs spasm

posted about 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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mt doc here in uk has given me quinine dus work but takes few weeks

posted 14 days ago

What drug has given you the worst side effect? 

tags: drugs side effects

posted 12 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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JOINT PAIN ALL OVER MY BODY and NUMBNESS IN MY EXTREMITIES ...like I have been standing in water for hours...I still have feeling in my feet but complete numbness just… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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