I guess what I really want to know is if there are meds to help a person breathe better, other than the puffers? I've been taking Spiriva for years, and it helps. I was given Symbicort and it helped at 1st, but then not so much.

For the past 2 years I've had extreme exhaustion, and I didn't know what caused it. I'm now pretty sure it's coming from the emphysema.

I have so many problems I take close to 10 different meds a day.

My real big problem is I don't have money for Docs. I have Medicare, but I don't have supplementary insurance. So I have to try and figure out what's wrong, and probably my PCP will give me what I need.

Another question is at what point does a person with emphysema need oxygen, how would I know?

Please don't anyone guess. If you don't know don't answer. I already suffer from extreme anxiety and I don't need to be scared.