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Does anyone have ways to avoid the things that trigger either anxiety or panic attacks or even exasperations ?

Does anyone have ways to avoid the things that trigger either anxiety or panic attacks or even exasperations ?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I was given a small 3x5 card with the following written on it to help when a panic attack is happening: It works. Look around you and find the following… read more

posted 5 days ago

Do others have problems with bowel control, and how do you deal with it?

Do others have problems with bowel control, and how do you deal with it?

I have stage 4 COPD (portable oxygen some of the time), but for a long time I’ve had a bowel issue that has been influencing my behavior much more than I would like it to — sometimes if I’m anxious, rushed, or get out of breath I get a very strong urge to defecate. Oftentimes I can reverse this by really concentrating and telling myself I’m stronger than the urge, but sometimes this just doesn’t work and I have to deal with it. The… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I agree with Jean. In addition to COPD, I have CHF and GERD. I have that problem when I eat midsize to large meal. Right after getting out of the… read more

posted 8 days ago

Do others have problems with constipation and bowel control, and how do you deal with it?

Do others have problems with constipation and bowel control, and how do you deal with it?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Does anybody take Breo 100mg/mcg one puff twice a day? I was doing it one time a day. But wasn’t lasting 24 hours. So the nurse practitioner said to do… read more

posted 9 days ago

Has anyone used morphine for breathing? If so any feedback would be greatlly appriciated.

Has anyone used morphine for breathing? If so any feedback would be greatlly appriciated.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

One thing to be careful with morphine is, it alters the way the brain deals with things. I had always heard morphine is a pain killer, but I found that… read more

posted 8 days ago

Stop my medications

Stop my medications

I am currently using Advair 250/50 and Spiriva Handihaler.
What would happen if I discontinued using these without consulting my doctor?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

your lungs will fillup .youend up in-hospital because you cannot breathe
don't even think of it ..

posted 21 days ago

I notice on my Part D that my Symbicort price is over $3500... has anyone else had this increase on their Part D plans?

I notice on my Part D that my Symbicort price is over $3500... has anyone else had this increase on their Part D plans?

Why increase in Symbicort on Part D Plans

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

If you run across the inhalers that are really expensive, and if you are a veteran, contact the VA about receiving medical benefits. You can get your… read more

posted 8 days ago

How do you afford inhalers with Medicare??

How do you afford inhalers with Medicare??

I am on Incruse Ellipta and Breo Ellipta, plus Proair as an emergency and also a nebulizer when I have flare ups. I will be going on Medicare in January. Any tips on how to afford them on Medicare?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

medicare has a deductable so does SS

posted 18 days ago
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