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When did you QUIT??

If you've quit smoking in the past year has it improved how you feel and when did you notice difference? Please and Thank you

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Jackee, Jean , as always , is right on the money . If your primary doctor refers you you can see whomever you need to see. If you have to you can file a… read more

posted 3 days ago

Has anyone had a sleep study, if so how did it turn out?

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Sleep test showed I should use O2 at night, didn't at first, repeated sleep test about a year later, Same result. That time I decided to try O2, has… read more

posted 1 day ago

How soon will I expect to see improvement with Spiriva Capsules?

Hello. I have had COPD for 3 years. My doctor just ordered Spiriva powder capsules for me to use along with my Ventolin and Spiromax. I do not feel any benefit from the Spiriva yet-does it take a while to improve my breathing?

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User, I used Spiriva powder capsules for a long time, they helped me a lot. Then a couple years ago started using the spiriva respimat,… read more

posted 1 day ago

Change of Meds

Dr the other day has put me on Dulera..been on Ventolin inhaler and nebulizer with albuterol and ipratropium bromide. He said I'll probably find l won't need the nebulizer or inhaler anymore or not as much. He tried putting me on Symbicort or Breo but insurance won't pay for them. When I looked up Dulera it says it's for asthma which I don't have but I do have chronic bronchitis. He also said it was the same as the Symbicort and the Breo...so is this going to help me and why wouldn't l need the read more

posted 6 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I was on Dulera for 2 years. No side effects. All drugs have side effects,try not to read into all the side effects , does not mean you will have any of… read more

posted 3 days ago

Has anyone on this site had stem cell therapy?

posted 6 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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This question has been asked many time dusty angel. If you click on the Q&A tab at the left you can scroll down and find your answers. Breathe easy!… read more

posted 6 days ago

I have trouble breathing when I am in the shower.

I am having trouble breathing in the shower probably from the steam. I am not on oxygen. A cold shower is not an option as I live in a cold climate. Any suggestions on how to overcome this?

tags: Shower

posted 7 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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If you have a shower chair you can open the shower door a bit and let some air in or else have a fan going that will get rid of the steam.

posted 3 days ago

Is forced wheezing good or bad? Please help.

Trying to get the phlegm up so I can cough it out.

posted 8 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I will have to come and tap on your back and listen to some good old Motown or the Blues

posted 2 days ago

Flu shot.....yes or no?

What's your input on getting flu shot? I'm afraid I'm asking to be sick !!

posted 9 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Missing last years flu shot was a big mistake. I've never had a flu shot that made me Ill but that missed shot almost killed me. I was in quarantine so… read more

posted 1 day ago

Stages with COPD don't seem to matter much. Why if in stage 1, can I be so sick? Or Stage 2?

I don't understand WHY 'stages' have a lot to do with COPD. Why? I've been in and out of the hospital so many times yet, they say my breathing tests say I am 'moderate'?! 60 percent of my lung capacity, I have or some less now. I cannot breathe well ANY DAY, weigh about 114 pounds now, always been little, (5 foot tall), yet, lungs don't want to "breathe"!? Plus, cannot get around anyone that is sick, a sneeze, etc., If I do,… read more

edited, originally posted 9 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I have had COPD since 1989. I just now got to the last stage. Three years ago went to a specialist for a double lung transplant and told I didn't… read more

posted 3 days ago

Oxygen use

While in hospital I'd wake up with pounding headache from oxygen also it smells terrible to me Does this happen to anyone else? Not looking forward to this

posted 10 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Just an FYI most COPD retain CO2. It is not recommended you turn up 6our o2 without a serious talk with 6our DR. Most of 7s are functioning on high cO2… read more

posted 2 days ago
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