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I have now been diagnosed with a chest infection.

I have been diagnosed with a chest infection and suffering from COPD. The doctor is treating me with steroids and antibiotics. I was due to fly to France tomorrow on a long deserved holiday. My Doctor has strongly advised against me flying due to the risk of decompensating in mid air. Has anyone else suffered this but I now can't fly as my insurance is now void.. I'm so sorry disappointed as was really looking forward to the break..

posted 4 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi Jimmy a friend of mine flew to Spain she arranged with her resportory nurse who can arrange with the airline to take oxygen with you or why not go on… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

The Flu and COPD

I am only just getting over the flu after 4 weeks, what would normally take me 3 days to get over.
With CODP, at times I thought I was a gonner. Hardly any energy to even blow my nose to clear it for oxygen.
Any advice for future ?

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I find that having a antibiotic & prednisone at home I can start on them when I know I have contracted a germ. This saves time and does not allow… read more

posted about 15 hours ago

Relationships

I've noticed aside from my husband bailing 5years ago (stating he didn't want take care of me anymore and listing things we used to do that I no longer can). But also other close friends and family members.
If they cared, it would seem like they'd want to stay closer. But with some, it seems they're pushing me away. I'm still the same person they once cared about, so what's up with that?
I'm pretty isolated now, and just wondered if anyone else has gin through this.

posted 6 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Sharona you are right in what you say! That excuse for a man it is his loss ! It takes time for families to understand some do not nor will they ever.… read more

posted 1 day ago

Advice please.

I've been running a low grade fever for almost three weeks now. The only other symptoms are extreme fatigue and a cough (I pretty much always have a cough).
I took a course of antibiotics and a medrol dosepak, no joy there.
I avoid the hospital sometimes to my detriment. Any advice. I have more antibiotics and another medrol pak.
With my daughter studying for the bar exam a hospitalization would inconvenience everyone and I don't want to be there.
Anyone gone through this? Please understand that… read more

posted 6 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Definitely agree with the two previous replies. Get to your doc and figure out what's going on. Don't wait because that is an invitation to the ER and… read more

posted 6 days ago

Has anyone ever used the Inogen One G4, Respironics Simply Go, or the Airsep FreeStyle?

I want to know the difference (pros cons) for each of these devices before committing to one. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks

tags: portable oxygen concentrator

posted 6 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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have Inogen one ,6hr battery, car charger ,goes everywhere, supplement ins. to medicare ,rented from Inogene one prescribed by my Dr. love it many yrs… read more

posted 2 days ago

has anyone taken Ciprofloxacin?

I have taken a full round of this and mucas is still yellow ,has anyone had the same results to this antibiotic?

posted 7 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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just got out of isolation in hospital today,had a Dr. appointment on Monday ,he said I don't like the way you look . I'm putting you in isolation and… read more

posted 2 days ago

Nebulizer

Does anyone use a nebulizer? If so, how often and does it help with symptoms? Thank you everyone.

posted 7 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Cynthia You can buy or get one from your doc it a small mobile one called a spacer it fits into my handbag and I wouldn't be without it if you buy one… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

I am thinking of doing stem cell therapy, has anyone tried this, and has it helped

posted 7 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I've had stem cell done cost me nearly ten thousand dollars did nothing, save your money they take advantage of vulnerable people

posted 3 days ago

Oxygen and shortness of breath

Does anyone experience shortness of breath while using oxygen? This happens to me from time to time so I wondered if anyone else has these "not so good" days"? Thank you

posted 8 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi I have the same problem. I cant fully empty my lungs to take in more oxygen. So I then get a build up of carbon dioxide in my lungs. It usually sends… read more

posted 2 days ago

howlong do you need to wait between dose of antibotic and predisone

posted 9 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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You don't have to wait at all. Take them all together if you like. I usually take pred in the morning so I can have a chance of sleeping at night.

posted 8 days ago
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