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Zephyr Value

Zephyr Value

Have any of you heard of the Zephyr Value Procedure for COPD and emphysema patients??
It’s a new procedure being done., look it up and you might want to consider it., I got an appointment the 7th of April to see if I’m a candidate., I have to drive 140 miles one way to where they are doing the procedure., but it might be worth it.,

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Sandy, I go tomorrow for test and aptm with a Dr that specializes in putting the value in., You have to ask your Dr about it., they don’t tell you., I did!!!!

HELP!!!

HELP!!!

I am really having problems in getting to the doctors and getting my medicines can someone please tell me where can I go to get help.My husband and I are really on a fix income at this time.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Does your town or State have a senior resource center, If so contact them they may have ride share at no cost.

I Have Emphysema And COPD. Now I Have Been Told I Have Long Covid. What Do I Expect To Feel And What Changes To Watch Out For.

I Have Emphysema And COPD. Now I Have Been Told I Have Long Covid. What Do I Expect To Feel And What Changes To Watch Out For.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Great answers everone
DeborahBallard, is there any way you could get a nursing job that doesn’t tax your body so much? I know a RN who worked at a hospital during the height of the Covid crisis, then… read more

I Have A Couple Questions This Morning, That Someone May Have Input On.

I Have A Couple Questions This Morning, That Someone May Have Input On.

Good morning, rough sleeping night
1. Does Spiriva Respimat cause anyone else to have really strange dreams at night, with tossing and turning
2. Having recently had to have some fluid removed from my lung with Lasix, they say because of my congestive heart failure, the pulmonary folks want me to do a walk/breathing test Wednesday. I feel better but I don’t feel like I am up to a walk/breathing test. Should I wait to hopefully feel better? Prior to the infection or whatever I had; thought I… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Thank you all for your responses to my questions, it's given me some things to think about and get focused on. I will try to make my appointment this week. Thanks again.

Can Prescription Inhalers Be Harmful To Some Patients?

Can Prescription Inhalers Be Harmful To Some Patients?

I take Spiriva, Symbicort, Albuterol and Flonase. I haven't been taking them due to costs. When I had my checkup last week, my FEV1 was at 85% compared to in the 70's when I was on them. What might be a reason for this?

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I totally agree my once a day inhaler is very costly.

Does COPD Show On X-rays?

Does COPD Show On X-rays?

I was just curious as to whether COPD showed on X-rays.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

No most of the time .your flare ups will be because of stuff like pneumonia.colds stuff like that and xrays will show that and it's a way of them ruling out all the bad stuff cancer and stuff .

I Was Wondering If Pain That Comes And Goes, Is Sharp Like A Stabbing Pain In Your Rib Area Is It Your Lungs?.

I Was Wondering If Pain That Comes And Goes, Is Sharp Like A Stabbing Pain In Your Rib Area Is It Your Lungs?.

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A MyCOPDTeam Member

So did you ever get your stomach checked out @A MyCOPDTeam Member? I hope whatever was wrong is better now. What was wrong, if you don't mind telling me.

Costs

Costs

How must do people pay around the world for meds?£€$

A MyCOPDTeam Member

Last year i paid 35.00 a month for Anoro with my insurance and 10.00 for the rescue inhaler.

I Was Told From My New Lung Dr That After My Breathing Test He Sure It’s Asthma ?

I Was Told From My New Lung Dr That After My Breathing Test He Sure It’s Asthma ?

I don’t know how someone tells me for years I have emphysema and copd. And now new dr telling me from test he thinks more asthma. So what medicine is used for asthma?? I know if don’t will have emphysema I will cause my jobs and smoking and parents had it.

A MyCOPDTeam Member

I think most treatments are the same.