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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… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Am so very glad not to smoke now. I give the money saved to refugees and I gave up alcohol too, and there is still a cupboard full of interesting bottles. Breath well

posted 6 days ago

What Triggers Your SOB? Any Advice On How To Avoid Or Recover From It?

What Triggers Your SOB? Any Advice On How To Avoid Or Recover From It?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

dang your having a rough time. Teach me to complain about my little issues. lol. To do the shower and go somewhere i have to start like 2 hours before. ive always been jump and go. God found the humor… read more

posted 4 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 purse my lip breathi slow in my nose out my lips purse. Like blow out a straw. Or use my pro air inhaler. Or if I’m home use my oxgen and take a short nap.,I tire out lot. Have to sit down, I… read more

posted 5 months 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:

I just Let them off the lead down the Field and off they go. I am lucky to live in a Rural Area and a coast line, so plenty of places to take them

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
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