I had these conditions for a year and I dont see them getting any better I believe that I will have everything for the rest of my life.
Hello wantanswers127. The allergies could ease somewhat, since our biological clock adapts to the various drugs available. The COPD, I have and in most all cases, the diagnosis either remains the same, or it worsens. There is no cure for COPD. All of the above is my own point of view. Regards pledge
COPD is a life long illness. It has no cure, but being careful with taking your medications and seeing the doctor when breathing changes is essential. I suggest you do some reading on this. Also, if they offer respiratory therapy classes it will be very helpful for you. much can be learned and you can rebuild strength.
Most important is do not smoke. Do not be around people who smoke. Do not let anyone smoke in your home or work and remember that smoker's carry it on their clothes. Also scented anything will cause you trouble breathing, so no candles, scented body products, room fresheners, cleaning products, perfume, to name a few, can get you gasping pretty quick.
Use your medication everyday exactly as told. When your lungs are less inflamed you will feel better. That means the meds are working. So keeping the doses exactly as you were given is what is helping you breath. Don't stop because it seems better.
I have interstitial lung disease. This causes scar tissue in the lungs. Your disease inflames the lungs and closes airways. Same result, different method. By now, you have already learned triggers that do not help. Heat, cold, pollen, smoke from a nice camp fire, intense smells. As you build your physical strength you will find that the legs and other well worked muscles carry a reserve of oxygen and give you the energy to go out and do things.
When the time comes to use oxygen, don't pretend otherwise. If you can't string the words of a sentence without taking frequent breaths or starting to faint, very tired, get to the Pulmonologist right away. The doc needs to check your lungs. Pneumonia and bronchitis may be an issue so stay away from colds and flu and let them know why. People who exercise, keep a good body weight, and eat balanced meals can take a long time before they become too ill or need oxygen.
Hopefully you have learned all of this. Your question is will this heal. The answer is it will very slowly get worse or very quickly depending on how you pay attention. This is early in the game for you, so I hope I have been able to give you some ideas. I know my Pulmonologist very well. Pick a good one. A general physician is not equipped to treat this well, I have found.
Write me if you want to know more. I have been through the programs and have a ton of information. You can lead a good life, just like in the commercials. Much better than what I have, which can't be stopped as it is genetic. Stay healthy and enjoy all in your life. There is so much to love in this world. Karen
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