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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

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 3 months ago

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 tried Chantix, Welbutrin (which is the same as chantix but covered by insurance), meetings, patch, gum, etc. When I really wanted to quit I got… read more

posted 6 days ago

Are you on oxygen? Did your symptoms improve enough to stop oxygen treatment?

Are you on oxygen? Did your symptoms improve enough to stop oxygen treatment?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hi it’s Betsy, I’ve been out of my messages for a bet I hoe breathing will be easy for you soon. I use my neblezer when I need it and stay out of the… read more

posted 8 days ago

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

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

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Hi, I stretching exercise.balance on my feet one foot Time. Total gym ,weights I do slides on the door we’re your knee bend . Have a chart looks like a… read more

posted 21 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:

I calm myself and try to blow out as much as possible to clear the carbon dioxide out of my lungs so I can take in more oxygen.

posted 1 day 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 5 months ago

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"?

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 3 months ago
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