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Pulmonary Rehabilitation??
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

What exactly is Pulmonary Rehab? Is this something that must be prescribed by your pulmonary doctor? Is it covered by insurance?

Thanks for any information....I'm gathering data before my next appointment which is on Monday:}

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Activity based to promote general fitness and breathing exercises, as a physical or on line course. Also information about aspects and effects of the disease. The course should be treated as a gateway… read more

How Can I Get My Lungs Stronger My Breathing Is Get Worst
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

How can I get my lungs stronger my breathing is getting worse

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I walk at first I could only walk barely 10 minutes. Now I'm up to an hour but it's very hard. It's slow going plenty of stop and goes but gotta keep going. I use oxygen at night for sleep. I have… read more

Harmonica Therapy
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

Have any of you who are in Pulmonary rehabilitation (or have already been) participated in harmonica therapy as part of your program? If you did do you think it was helpful?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I use one of these 2x a day, very helpful

Does Occasional Use Of Oxygen Help With Shortness Of Breath From Exertion
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

Oxygen isn't prescribed to help with your shortness of breath, although it may help. 02 is prescribed because you aren't able to get enough 02 into your system on room either at rest or with… read more

COPD REHABILITATION IN JOHANNESBURG RSA
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭
A MyCOPDTeam Member

google it and you'll find a number of possibilities. The web sites look good and talk about most of the right things. If you aren't sure, learn about what PR should be and then call and talk with… read more

What Is Pulmonary Rehab?
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

I was diagnosed almost 2 years ago. I am not having a lot of problems breathing yet but some days are worse than others. When I was told I had COPD the Dr told me it was very mild and as long as I quit smoking it would not create much of a problem for many, many years. But she never mentioned any kind of rehab or advice other than quitting smoking. I guess she figured since I didn't have insurance that it wouldn't matter because I would never be able to afford it. I certainly feel better since… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I do that I think it works sometime x obv when you feel that's your third to last breath take relief meds x

My Doctor More Or Less Has Given Up On Me Like There’s No Solution. More Or Less Said Try And Enjoy Your Life.
A MyCOPDTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have COPD. Was hospitalized for 10 days about 3 weeks ago after getting RSV. I was told I’d need oxygen on discharge but after having the walking test I didn’t need it. I saw my doctor a week after being discharged for a check up. I told her I’m still getting breathless, feel quite weak etc. Plus have a cough now I’ve never had before. She said this is your new normal. Your lungs severely damaged and they aren’t getting any better. Just try and enjoy your life. I walked out feeling just… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member

@A MyCOPDTeam Member. May I ask where you live ? I live in Ontario canada. After having RSV my lungs apparently are now severe. Not sure I needed to hear that if you know what I mean.

IPF What Is It
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

IPF and IVF are two entirely different things @A MyCOPDTeam Member. lol I bet you know that though. The only good news I have is that it is finally warming up here in Wisconsin; at least this week… read more

Seretide
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

I am not a Dr. But fairly certain your Dr , (GP or Pulmonologist) ,will tell you that 1) COPD does not get better, 2) COPD worsens over time, 3) periodic flares or exacerbations ratchet the ongoing… read more

Pneumonia 2nd Time In 6 Months But Spot Is Showing In Same Place
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I was just diagnosed with pneumonia for the 2nd time in 6 months, but the doctor said the spot they read as pneumonia on the x-ray 6 months ago is in the same place this time. The doctor said I was to finish all my medicines and come back for a CT scan in a month
Has anyone else had the pneumonia show in the exact same spot? Of course CT scan due to my history of smoking which caused my COPD. I am trying not to read too much into it as I know pneumonia can leave spots on our lungs as well as… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I have never had pneumonia so I cannot speak from experience.