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Fatigue and COPD

Posted on April 1, 2018

When you have COPD, breathing takes effort - and that can cause fatigue. “Fatique is my major problem,” a member of MyCOPDTeam wrote. “My day doesn’t last long because of it and my nights are even worse from lack of sleep.” Getting shut-eye may not help, either. “I sleep seven to nine hours and sometimes still take a two or three-hour nap," shareed a member, who echoed the experiences of others. Physical activity is therapeutic for many members of MyCOPDTeam. “Just a little exercise goes a long way,” a member commented. “Working out makes us feel better but also adds to our fatigue,” another member shared. Members share valuable hacks for dealing with fatigue: “Don't talk while walking, take a nap after a light meal, wear shoes you can put on without bending over, use a light mop to clean the floor.” Connecting with others on MyCOPDTeam can provide valuable tips for coping with COPD-related fatigue.

On MyCOPDTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with COPD, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Fatigue is one of the most discussed subjects.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about fatigue:


Here are some conversations about fatigue:


Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyCOPDTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

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Posted on April 1, 2018
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