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

tags: stages life expectancy

posted about 3 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I have copd for 12 years live alone no nebeliser either , do everything myself , 72 yrs old ...i try not to take my medication so to use lungs make them… 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 over 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I now say, it's just so many things that go wrong you really need to read about it!

posted 23 days ago

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

tags: sob shortness of breath treating Sob

posted about 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I too hate hospitals, usually end up in one approx. 5 times a year, although some are stroke related. But, still one feels they have little control… read more

posted 4 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 almost 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I used patches and gum. When I was having trouble another member suggested cutting straws down to cigarette size and using them to help with the hand… read more

posted 6 days ago

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

posted over 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Have a 4 daily pill box good for 7 days , every Sunday morning while having my coffee I separate all my pills for the week , this pill box sets on my… read more

posted 9 days ago

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

tags: Oxygen

posted 6 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi I’m suzanne, was on oxygen for year, asthma, COPD and Mai infection ,nobler in lungs. After year on o gen and meds three day week, the meds made me… read more

posted about 9 hours ago

Do you sleep with oxygen? Any tips?

tags: oxygen

posted 8 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Yes I sleep with oxygen. I’m on oxygen 24/7. After a few weeks you get used to it. Trust me you really do. Riskymisty

posted 2 days ago
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