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

tags: stages COPD life expectancy

posted over 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… read more

posted 4 months 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 about 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Nothing wrong with that, I usually take one before I go to town..helps ..hope u having a good day

posted 2 months 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 over 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi , I found that cutting out all sugar helped, especially in tea or coffee.
The motivation was the fact that I had to think in my mind about the next… read more

posted 4 days ago

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

tags: er emergency room what to take to emergency room

posted over 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I take a list of Meds doses and MG and procedures (I have on my Iphone a health icon and it has in there Medical ID and all my info is in there Med's… read more

posted 20 days ago

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

posted 4 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Well @A MyCOPDTeam User it depends on the hospital. Most don't worry about you unless you hit the call button or it is time to do bp etc. Otherwise if… read more

posted 39 minutes 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 over 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Yes that does seem to help

posted 2 months ago

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

posted about 2 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi @A MyCOPDTeam User, this is my first time to talk to you do tell me a little about yourself and your breathing problems, I have Moderate COPD but I… read more

posted about 6 hours ago
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