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Should you reduce your o2 intake when going to bed

Hi All,
I was wondering if we should turn down the oxygen output when we go to bed, reason being is that i am on 5l. and have been for along time. The last while i have been exercising really hard, lost more weight and been feeling fantastic, %O2 has slowly but steadily increased and resting heart rate right down to 62 and waking up in the morning feeling refreshed. THEN yesterday morning i woke up and for no apparent reason was so exhausted i could barely open… read more

posted about 3 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I'm on 4 liters day time, active
2 liters night time . resting
But that what my Dr. said to so. Follow you Dr. orders

posted almost 3 years ago

why take steriods all the time?

why does a person need to be on steriods all the time this is my second time around and a 40-60lb. weight gain which cuts my breathing so bad i can get so things done when i'm not on them daily if i'm on them all the time i can't do anything help

posted about 3 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Steroids are needed when you have an exerbation. You can slowly taper down to your normal dose. Learn pursed lip breathing and practice it. Then you can… read more

posted over 1 year ago

how to stop smoking

Tryed everything I can think of to queit,gum,patches,e-cigarettes,even had my doctor give me some medication to queit but nothing worked.dose anyone have any ideas?

posted almost 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Not to hurt your feelings, but, it seems a ton of people have shared what they have done and given you suggestions that could help you quit smoking.… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Had 2 seven days of antibiotics and steroids and my cough still won't go away.

posted about 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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If your cough is productive and you're still coughing up yellow or green junk, see your doc. If it's clear, give it a couple of days and see what… read more

posted about 2 years ago

Emphysema

I have emphysema and copd can you help me with your stem cell Treatment and how much I live in Australia I need help

posted 12 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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If you go back and look at previous threads, you'll find most of this information. It comes up here at least once a month. However, here's the answer o… read more

posted 12 months ago

whats the best way to clear my airwaves without puffers

A doctor in the emergency department told me my c.o.p.d is progressing i am having a hard time to breath i have no doctor i feel tired due to lack of air whats the best solution i am a 54 yrs old

posted 4 months ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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A drug free oscillating positive expiratory pressure (PEP) device such as the Aerobika might help. You can purchase one without a prescription at your… read more

posted 4 months ago

Use of Steriods and Antibiotics

My doctor prescribed prednisone (sp) and Zithromax (sp) to be taken when I feel a cold or flu coming on. I have used them a couple of times and it seems to help, but who knows since I might have gotten better anyway.

I would appreciate hearing from others about their experiences with the drugs. I suspect they should not be used very often.

Thanks

edited, originally posted over 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Having antibiotics and prednisone on hand for when you can't get to the doc or for weekends and other times when you know you need something but don't… read more

posted over 2 years ago

Im gasping for air but my o2 but reads normal

THIS happens at night alot...i will get up to use bathroom (im only going a few feet)when i go to lay down i start gasping for air even while my o2 is good. I have to use my rescue inhaler.Sometimes i get up several times and only pass a small amount of urine.This is very troublesome any ideas?

posted about 3 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User @MaryZartman Ladies Daliresp is amazing. I have not had any flare ups since I've taken this. It make so much difference in the long… read more

posted almost 3 years ago

smoking

why cant a stop smoking a have tried so many times and failed xx

posted almost 2 years ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi! You haven't failed,They are attemps and so try again. I can say I haven't touched any for six months,Some days are harder than others,But it is… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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