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Has any one have a Lung Reduction

Has anyone or know anyone who had a lung volume reduction surgery?.

posted 6 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I have a number of friends who've had LVRS or one of the vents, valves, etc. non-invasive procedures that hope to mimic the LVRS. If you meet the… read more

posted 6 days ago

Anyone else having problems with the bottom of their lungs being diminished

posted 7 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi Patsy,
In response to your question Does any body have a problems with the bottoms of their lings being diminished.
Yes for me it is a problem as I… read more

posted 6 days ago

How do I give someone my email address on the site without it appearing to everyone?

Another COPD person & I would like to communicate via email...can you answer HOW for me please.
@A MyCOPDTeam User

posted 7 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Just ask for email account here no-one will care sure we have better things to do than bother them

posted about 11 hours ago

Dizzy spells?

I have had COPD for 6 years now , mostly maintained at moderate level. Just recently , I have started having dizzy spells. Someone told me that this is not uncommon as the disease progresses.

Have others experienced this too and what do you do to prevent, or get relief from them?

posted 8 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I have had dizzy spells and have to sit down or lean against something my copd lady from the doctors told me it was lack of oxygen

posted 6 days ago

Has anyone experienced shortness of breath while using the Combivent Respimat inhaler?

I was having an episode with COPD/Asthma and the doc tried me on Symbicort first, but I had trouble with my heart beating too fast, so I stopped that and she tried my on the Combivent Respimat That worked like a dream for about the first week, but then I started experiencing a lot of shortness of breath. I'm fine if I'm sitting, but as soon as I get up to walk anywhere I don't make it very far before I have to stop and rest.

posted 8 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I agree w Jean but I think you may need more powerful drugs! I use Anora after graduating from Combivent and I also used Symbicort for 3 or 4 yrs as… read more

posted 8 days ago

Joan is on home oxygen for 24 hrs a day is this therapy safe to be on it all time as she always seems Lethargic and Drowsy. Thank you

posted 9 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Lethargy and drowsiness can be symptoms of not enough O2, or too much CO2. So, what is her liter flow prescribed and what is the machine producing? If… read more

posted 9 days ago

any veiws on cannibis oil

tags: Cannibis oil

posted 9 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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@A MyCOPDTeam User I can tell you from personal experience...it does help with my fibromyalgia pains....also is good as a sleep-aid.

posted 1 day ago

Info on how to find messages

Notifications will tell me someone posted a comment on my story but when I go to my story all I see is my story and no way to access if there are any comments.

posted 10 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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Hi @A MyCOPDTeam User I am going to try that now. Thx for answering.

posted 3 days ago

What are the pros and cons of different types of CPAP masks?

posted 11 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User
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I just had an interview with a lung specialist. I probably won't be getting CPAP unit or mask but, I appreciate the information about the type of masks.… read more

posted about 12 hours ago

transtracheal oxygen system

Is anyone using a transtracheal oxygen system?

posted 11 days ago by A MyCOPDTeam User

I have a number of friends who have TTOs and really like it. It reduces the amount of O2 you need significantly.

posted 11 days ago
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