I just started to work 4 hours every afternoon at a aftercare school. During the school holidays we have a program to keep the kids busy. When the school start I will mailnly help with their school homework. It is winter here in South Africa so there is lots of flu around. I am also over weight and get pains all over my body. I have 58% lung function left and also asthma.
I must be honest yesterday I was walking much more than usual which i think can be a good… read more
Hi, l am not sure what stage I am in copd, as I have been spending a lot of time on diagnosis of CHT, GAD, TYPE2 DIABETES & sleep apnea!
We all know what the symptoms of most of the above are or are not! Most of us, suffering personally, experience the discomfort, pain (usually chronic), most DAYS/HOURS, not monthly, yearly etc!
I would like to know.......the exact undeniable symptoms of pneumonia! SOOOO many viruses,… read more
Had a chest x-ray recently and a breathing test using a computer last week. Doctor said yesterday that x-ray showed everything was clear and good except a calcified lymph node anterior and therefore needed a CT scan and that the breathing test showed 65%. I asked him what I should be experiencing when using Stiolto (have used for about 3 years) because I am not noticing anything. He said that it should be throughout the day not actually noticeable. I am so confused in his response. Said come back… read more
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
Is sleeping for 2 days straight normal with a 31% Fev1. One more percent and I am at stage 4 copd
Please can anybody help me I had 5 cardiac arrests last October and now have COPD and Emphasemia and angina but I have no inhalers but I am now starting to get out of breath would I be prescribed with inhalers now.
Mon thru Friday I start out with a 1+ hour workout. 1/2 hour on treadmill which gets me a little over a mile. The to the weight room for upper body and legs on various machines. I come home have breakfast and then take my meds. Within one hour it feel sleepy and if I don't keep moving throughout the day it does not go away unless I take a nap. I do not which to get into this habit. Any ideas to get rid of the… read more
Question??? Does anyone else have a "raw" tongue from using inhalers? I have even started sipping a little milk to coat my tongue before using the inhaler and then I rinse and rinse and rinse and then drink a glass of water. But the tongue remains raw. It makes for a great diet....but I am getting hungry and thirsty.
I do not have blisters.....tongue is just red and raw. Thought of yogurt...but really do detest it.
I was just reading some of the symptoms of COPD, and one of them was irritability. I didn't know that all this time! Sometimes I stop and think, Wait a minute, I pitched a fit about that yesterday. Why am I doing it again? Poor hubby! So I'm wondering, do you ever feel like you're losing it, or do you think probably you're no more loony than most people?