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Any pros and cons on Trelegy ? If I start taking it ,I can no longer use Brovana or Spiriva.,,,any feedback would be appreciated

posted about 21 hours ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Any pros and cons would be very individual and might not apply to you at all. The obvious pro is that it's a once a day med whereas Brovana is a twice a… read more

posted about 19 hours ago
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Has anyone tried or on Ultibro breezhaler?

1 month ago my doctor switched me to Ultibro, immediately I had relief in my chest and was able to breathe deeper than I had in a long time. I had been on Spiriva, Advair, and Ventolin for a couple of years, some days it was hard to breath.
I am also taking some chinese medicine for lung disease, and my doctor said that the Ultibro will work well with it. Since taking Ultibro I have not used my Ventolin at all.
I would just like to know if anyone else has used Ultibro… read more

edited, originally posted over 3 years ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have started ultibro and it is great compared to the blue inhaler I used. Was not told at first the blue inhaler was for emergencies only. Bad bout of… read more

posted 1 day ago
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I'm concerned about the help I'm not really getting

I have COPD now for little over 3 years. I have many different test done on this.Im on 3 different inhalers now been on since I found out.Right now I think it's getting worse because I can't hardly do nothing without being shortness of breath.Last time I seen the dr I have told him about this and all the things I can't do.Hes telling me my heart sounds good and lungs sound good but yet he says I need to see a regular dr and heart dr.
I didn't say nothing back but… read more

posted 11 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

The weather here keeps changing and it's knocking me around a bit.

posted 1 day ago
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How often should I see a consultant?

I was born Asthmatic in 1948 by 1955 I had bronchiectasis. I am within days of my 70th birthday but I have had a poor year, on two separate occasions I have needed two sets of antibiotics as well as steroids.
I have an annual Lung Function test with my Practice Nurse but can't remember the last time I saw a Consultant or had an x-ray. I do know it was before 2002. I don't feel as 'right' as I usually am, much more short of breath with frequent nasty pointless coughing fits… read more

posted 29 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I wouldn't put off seeing one you know what you feel like if it were me I would see one soon so you will know more about your lungs Keep on keeping on… read more

posted 5 days ago
1 medium

has anyone heard or have farmer's lung disease?

posted 18 days ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Never heard of it

posted 11 days ago
4 medium

How do you manage cleaning the house? What cleaning products won’t irritate your lungs?

posted over 1 year ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I agree, because the swifter are lite weight

posted 2 months ago
9 medium

Are their any statistics on the placement of valves done bronscopic for copd?

I would like to know how save the valves are that are being placed in the lungs bronscopically , what is the ratio of deaths due to surgery....

posted 6 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thank you Jen god bless...I keep praying for a miracle for all of us

posted 6 months ago
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how do i stand my copd doc has no more appiontments for next few months

i keep getting chest infections my doctor refered me back to hospital letter came back saying he has no more room in his diary, my good lung has some bullies empherseyma and i know somethings wrong, the other lung since haveing part removed seems not to bad, i was very very optamistic after operation and done what everyone told me, and iv had a good year and a half run, but whats my next move i live in uk, my hospital doc very good man but… read more

posted 6 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Brain, I was admitted by ambulance, unconscious is how I was admitted.

posted 6 months ago
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NE Lung Force Expo

On October 23, I was able to participate in the Nebraska Lung Force Expo in Omaha. Of particular interest to patients were two presentations, the first by Dr. Jenna Yentes, Ph.D. and the second by Dr. Bryan Krajicek.
Dr. Yentes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomechanics with a specific interest in COPD. She has worked with Dr. Steve Rennard who has long been a champion of people with COPD and one of the stalwarts of the COPD Foundation. Her focus in this talk was to talk… read more

posted 3 months ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Jean--First--Bless you fort your knowledge and your help. I am wondering if you might direct me to a site that has some exercises that would be good for… read more

posted 3 days ago
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oxygen vs pulse

I have a concentrator at home that I use at 4L when doing my housework, laundry, etc. I have also been using as I wake up in the am as get ready for work ... find it was easier to get myself ready without dealing with out of breaths. Now the oxygen guy dropped off a PULSE tank - about 12-15" high. I asked for a smaller one and he did bring me a pretty small one. My question is: I was never informed the difference from oxygen vs pulse. Since I got the PULSE tank, was using it to get to my car in… read more

posted about 1 month ago
A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

pulse is a measured dose and you need to breath in through nose to receive it, when you sleep your breathing either through your mouth or shallow… read more

posted 6 days ago
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