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
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?
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
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?
Trying to get the phlegm up so I can cough it out.
What's your input on getting flu shot? I'm afraid I'm asking to be sick !!
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
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