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What Are Some Of The Symptoms Of Covid Frompeoplle Thats Had It.

What Are Some Of The Symptoms Of Covid Frompeoplle Thats Had It.

I had runny nose yesterday and it's blocked today,also running 99. 5 temp

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Covid can be 2 weeks and then there’s long COVID but that’s still unknown 🙂

posted 11 days ago

I Have Seen Several On Here Who Take Daliresp. Dr. Had Given Me Samples, 250 Mg. Then I Asked For A Prescription For Them.

I Have Seen Several On Here Who Take Daliresp. Dr. Had Given Me Samples, 250 Mg. Then I Asked For A Prescription For Them.

He sent in for 500 mg. for 90 days. Then I see that it will cost me $447.00--I said no thanks!! Is this typical to pay? Is it really a difference maker in using it??

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Check your neighborhood for a free clinic, @A MyCOPDTeam Member. Some will take rx’s, even if opened.

posted 9 days ago

Final Stage Of COPD

Final Stage Of COPD

What symptoms are there

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Do Not go out and try to purchase Ivermectin. This stuff is rumored to help. It’s actually very dangerous. I 100% agree with you Avo on this.
It is an animal dewormer. Please don’t use this.

posted 9 days ago

Learning Which Size Of Nasal Cannula To Use

Learning Which Size Of Nasal Cannula To Use

I would like a resource on different types of cannula's and how to fit yourself. Some with small spikes don't deliver enough. Others with bigger spikes seem to whistle. I hate that a company just dropped off a concentrator and a nasal cannula and left. I ordered some new ones to try, but a few of them have long long tails, others don't feel right. Some of them really stink! It just seems like somewhere there will be a good resource to explain the different kinds and what they offer so you… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

mine to is 7 foot way to long and the companies I deal with that all they have the one for the house is 50 feet long I walk allover my appartment with it and shower. and yes I really have to be… read more

posted 10 days ago

How Do You Deal With Twisted And Pinched Air Hoses?

How Do You Deal With Twisted And Pinched Air Hoses?

Mine keeps getting all twisted. I'm only on oxygen at night. Keep the compressor in the other room. The hot keeps twisting and eventually causes a pinch or fold. I straighten it out every couple days. This is the first hose, only 6 months old.
Am I doing something wrong? Is it time for a new hose already?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Get a bunch of 7-foot hoses and swivel connectors to connect them together to whatever length you want. The smaller lengths are then easier to straighten out than a long 50-foot hose.

posted 12 days ago

Does The Heat Always Make Brating Harder With Copd?

Does The Heat Always Make Brating Harder With Copd?

When I am at work and the day gets hot I seem to have a harder time breathing, will being in the heat make my copd worse?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

The heat, humidity, and the air quality all affect my COPD. I have been watching all three since early spring when I started to wonder. I find heat over 88 and humidity above 55 air quality above 50… read more

posted 25 days ago

Does Anyone Know Why COPD Patients Have Red Hands ?

Does Anyone Know Why COPD Patients Have Red Hands ?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

The palm of my hands, as far back as I can remember, have always been red and warm. I’ve been asked the same question all my life, “ why are the palm of your hands so red?” My answer always is, I… read more

posted 18 days ago

O2 Stat For Pulse-portable Oxygen Machine…

O2 Stat For Pulse-portable Oxygen Machine…

Pulmonary dr prescribed 2 for oxygen machine. I received a pulse-portable and experienced sob at 2. The respiration therapist said to set it at 4 because I am not on a continuous oxygen machine. And 2 when sitting down…. When at 4 my oximeter says my O2 stat is 97-99. Is this right? What should my stat be? Still get sob sometimes at 4 but oximeter says okay. I am so confused

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thanks for the explanation.

edited, originally posted 28 days ago

I Am A Severe COPD Emphysema Diagnosis Patient. I Had An Exacerbation And Spent Ten Days In The Hospital.

I Am A Severe COPD Emphysema Diagnosis Patient. I Had An Exacerbation And Spent Ten Days In The Hospital.

Fortunately I was not on a ventilator. The whole time I was there the Drs.and respiratory dept. wanted a sputum specimen but I could not get it past my voicebox. So my Dr. ordered a percussion vest. Has anyone used one and if so what can I expect? I have to wait a month before it gets here.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Have to be careful to because if you knock to hard apparently you can cause a Pleural Effusion.

posted 3 days ago

Transpant

Transpant

I'm trying to get a transplant, I've been on diazepam for 20 yrs & the transplant at BJC wants me to quit my Dr said to ween off so I am doing that & I got tested again & it came back positive so I think they might take me off list is thated alright for them to do? I am end stage so it's a life sentence if I don't get accepted

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

It's not harmful in the short-term, but apparently there are long term consequences if you want a transplant. There are also a lot of other things that can help with anxiety. There are many meds you… read more

posted 28 days ago
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