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Blood gas/co2 levels

Is there any way to prevent, or help co2 levels from getting so high?

posted 1 day ago by A MyCOPDTeam User

Pursed Lip Breathing will help when you're exercising or just sitting. That long exhale helps blow off the accumulated CO2. If you are retaining CO2… read more

posted 1 day ago

I have COPD and emphysema I stopped smoking for 3 months. I have started back anhydrangea suggestions on quitting?

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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You will be a lot better off if you can quit before you have to. I couldn't and didn't, one of my regrets in life. Just keep trying, get all the help… read more

posted 3 days ago

Is anyone having problems tasting certain foods?

I may be able to taste an egg, but can't taste steak. I can taste iced tea, but I just tried making enchiladas for the first time and can't taste squat! I think I finally found a great way to lose all of my extra weight. Why eat if ya can't taste? I can eat veggies I don't like that are good for me and not have to taste them. Lol. Be well and God bless, everyone!

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Good evening everyone
Food is just food
I eat so I won't die
I know there's a lot of foods I can't eat anymore
Anything spicey
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posted 3 days ago

How can I keep my tubing from getting tangle up.

I never can get it straight. I have 50-foot tubing that drives me nuts.

posted 3 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Barbara coy.. my late husband used to put his tubing inside a long small PVC pipe. The tubing stayed untangled and glided across the floor in the… read more

posted 3 days ago

Looking for a portable continuous flow oxygen concentrator.

Can anyone recommend a reliable continuous flow oxygen concentrator that I will be able to carry on t the plane. Pulse concentarors do not keep my levels up.

posted 4 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Go to and read the review of POCs that will do continuous. That wiill tell you what's available and you can make your choice from… read more

posted 3 days ago

phlegm problem

I was told i have have emphysema changes over 12 months and stopped smoking 8 months ago, i had no phlegm after stopping for over 6 months, but now for the last 2 weeks every affternoon my throat goes froggy and i cough and phlegm comes up not loads and it's yellow greenish ? not sure if it's my acid reflux because that does drive my throat mad or just from stopping and it's took to time to start to clear. So joined here to see if anyone else as had this problem.

posted 4 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Get ALKALOL @ most any drug store, CVS etc. or Amazon. Gargle with 50/50 water & Alkalol . You can use it in a netti pot or nasal douche as well. It… read more

posted about 18 hours ago

Does anyone else experience pain in upper back and cramps in ribs

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Yes I do and it hurts really bad at times.It feels like my ribs are wrapping up under my lungs.

posted 1 day ago

What sort of pain do people experience?

12 months ago i was up and out from 6am for a 10-15mile hike with my dog every morning then again in the evenings then i caught a cold and since then i can barely walk from room to room at home without getting out of breath. I have constant pains in my chest and back where my lungs are and have trouble sleeping, when i lie down i wheeze a lot and have to sit up several times to get my breath back and it makes me sweat a lot, does or has anyone else experience these sort of… read more

posted 5 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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In my humble opinion , it is time to see a pulmonologist.

posted 5 days ago

02 readings

When I check my 02 levels, the meter initially reads in the high 70's low 80's. I start taking deep breaths and the meter raises to the high 80's low 90's. Sometimes this happens pretty quickly. Is this normal?

posted 7 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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My doctor says it is. I do the same. My 02 levels drop also when I walk especially up steps or even the smallest of an incline. Pursed lip breathing… read more

edited, originally posted 6 days ago

Is anyone familiar with stem cell therapy for copd?

I'm a 75 year old male dealing with COPD. I've had cyber knife treatment about 2 years ago for lung cancer. That seems to be under control. I was thinking bout stem cell therapy but didn't know if I was to old . Any info would bed appreciated.

posted 8 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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There are no stem cell treatments for COPD that have been proven to work. The companies that offer them have lots of testimonials from people who would… read more

posted 8 days ago
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