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Hoarse voice,at times. Notice it during speech.

Hoarse voice,at times. Notice it during speech.

During an ongoing conversation I run out of breath. It is not continuous, no warning signs I am aware of, atm. This was happening before being put on daily meds. Still happening, tho meds are making the daily grind easier to bear with. Unable to project voice with volume, not one to shout usually. Havn't spoken to Dr about this, tired of the 'too hard basket'. Appreciate any responses. Cheers.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thanks Linda.Is this to prevent mouth thrush? Mostly do a google search on side effects with any new medications prescribed. Have had to return to Dr… read more

posted 4 days ago

Needing to Know About 02 for 10 hours while flying

Needing to Know About 02 for 10 hours while flying

Hi, I need to know about how to fly on an air plane for 10 hours with o2. I have never flown with having o2. What should I expect from the airlines regarding o2.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I would have to beleive to have it last that long it must be pulse. You are lucky you can use pluse , letting you do more then us that have to have… read more

posted 2 days ago

copd and rome italy

copd and rome italy

Hello, My wife and i are going to Rome Italy in October and i'm trying to find out if i will be okay for that , i am taking yulpelri along with budesonide and perforomist presently. I have a oxygen machine that i use 24/7 at 6 liters during the day and 4 at bedtime plus i have a portable oxygen machine that i use going out, it is a continuous flow up to 6 liters, i also have a inogen g2 that can go to 6 liters also, i try to keep it lower to save battery life. If i just sit around i can do… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

aah you mean a scootmobile ! a scooter in Rome is something else!!!! I get you now ....yes that is a good idea.

posted 8 days ago

After having a biopsy because doctors found masses in my lung, it showed that I have small cell lung cancer.

After having a biopsy because doctors found masses in my lung, it showed that I have small cell lung cancer.

I am waiting to hear from Oncologist regarding treatment. I'm not sure what to expect next. Any input would be appreciated.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I am sorry to hear that...I hope all goes good..I think you will end up having treatment...prayers...Linda

posted 5 days ago

Inhalers for copd

Inhalers for copd

Please can anybody help me I had 5 cardiac arrests last October and now have COPD and Emphasemia and angina but I have no inhalers but I am now starting to get out of breath would I be prescribed with inhalers now.
Regards
Hazel

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I am no doctor @A MyCOPDTeam Member, but I agree with what @A MyCOPDTeam Member said. Best thing to do is ask your doctor before you panic or get… read more

posted 10 days ago

I have emphysema and most inhalers irritate my throat and voice. Do others have this experience?

I have emphysema and most inhalers irritate my throat and voice. Do others have this experience?

The question seems to have missed the word "hoarse" - which is what happens to my voice when I use any inhaler - powder, or single use ones..............they all seem to irritate me - despite my rinsing and gargling very well.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Yes I have - thanks.

posted 13 days ago

Why can't COPD patients recieve stem cell treatments...???

Why can't COPD patients recieve stem cell treatments...???

I would be willing to be a test patient or whatever if they were to need someone to volunteer for stem cell testing.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

There are very basic stem cell studies going on in the lung area, but these are so basic that they don't involve people yet. There are a few stem cell… read more

posted 8 days ago

Anyone have tips on dealing with disability judges

Anyone have tips on dealing with disability judges

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member - Thank you for clarifying things for @A MyCOPDTeam Member. My COPD onset was quite a few years before "full" retirement age. I was… read more

edited, originally posted 16 days ago

Using a spirometer

Using a spirometer

Does using an incentive spirometer help the lungs?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

It's a device people are often given after surgery, to help them increase the strength of their inhale. It probably won't hurt you, but it won't help… read more

posted 16 days ago

Lung volume reduction surgery

Lung volume reduction surgery

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

helo jean how are you? I havnt been on here for a while but glad to see some familier faces
brian

posted about 8 hours ago
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