I have had to reevaluate and restart my life over since being diagnosed with this in "04. I have no strength, stay short of breath, cannot stretch up or bend down without cutting off breaths. Use 4 meds for this daily. Cannot walk or hike or shop or lift , lifestyle very limited in activity. Was told it was End Cycle COPD. Not sure what that means. Emphysema is severe as well. Non smoker. Praying and my faith keeps me going. Humor too. Input appreciated from those like me.
wow sorry to hear your having so much trouble! i also have C.O.P.D. my mother and her father had it, it runs in our family, its hereditary i believe, i would be ok, if i dont catch a cold, that triggers an exacerbation, and most of the time when that happens, i end up in the hospital for a few weeks, right now i am using the lowest dose of advair, it helps ALOT, but i am trying to get off of it, all though i can breathe great, the advair has side effects, like weight gain and very bad joint pain, when i get "stable" i try to get off the advair, ... till the next episode happens, i usually can get by with a rescue inhaler such as proventil, as far as you, just eat right, get in the deep color veggies & fruits, fish & chicken, take vitamins, fish oil, vitamin D, and KEEP away from anyone with a cold!! wash hands all the time, and use hand sanitizer, and just dont try to do to much, ive learned theres a whole lot of things i cant do any more, it was frustrating at first, but over the yrs. ive learned to live with it, i would like to know what meds you are taking, well , you take care, i honestly know what you are going through! ill keep you in my prayers... penny
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