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

posted over 3 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User actually the best thing to do is ask your Doctor about going to rehab, there you will be given exercises to suit you, learn how to… read more

posted 1 day ago

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

posted about 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I'm not ready to give up either... I want to keep going on with my life....

posted 28 days ago

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

posted over 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Some times if a diesel truck is in front of me in my car that almost always stops my breathing.

posted about 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

posted over 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Can see why I get disheartened with this site ...fake people and posts that are years old!!!!!

posted 5 days ago

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

posted over 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I chase a crazy parrot......LOL.....he's my exercise BRATZILLA......I do walking around inside house on hot days. In cooler days I walk my yard and mow… read more

posted 22 days ago

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

posted over 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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A grab bag with pj's underwear toiletries phone charger and my medication that I rotate as per prescription you never know when you will have an… read more

posted 3 months ago

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

posted 11 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User Good idea but it doesn't work for me. The breathing exercises give me coughing fits which make it even harder for me to breath. Thus… read more

posted 4 days ago

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

posted almost 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I have a 7 day box, ad are on kitchen table for me to see.

posted 5 months ago

What is the best analogy you used for a family member to understand COPD?

posted 6 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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We define who we are. Not what we have. We need to look at what we do not have like a third ear on our forehead lol just keep smiling makes the rest of… read more

posted 11 days ago

What is your routine when you experience shortness of breath?

posted about 1 year ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User Same here sweetheart, people hovering and looking over my shoulder makes me nervious too and I hate it. Being treated like that makes… read more

posted 3 months ago
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