Hi mykingdom,I am so sorry that you have copd.I was so disgusted with myself when I was diagnosed in the spring.I am youngish,ok maybe in my own mind,I have emphysema and I quit smoking with chantix,not an easy drug to take.recently I found myself in a very challenging situation and started smoking again.if you can quit - the sooner the better,then you will start to feel better.my pulmonary surgeon explained to me that I may have to force myself to workout,no way I thought,but of course I was already having problems getting up the 3 flights of stairs I run up and down every day 10 times a day.sorry if I am being wordy,just want you to know that you may have to push yourself in the beginning,don't let this disease limit you!! And please quit smoking,I am going to again,without chantix but just dropping 1 cig. every 2 days ..a little like detox,good luck my friend be well,c
First STOP smoking, I used the patch full strength.after trying for years to stop. See a specialist in Pulmonary get your xrays,do the stress test ,do everything you are told to do. Don't skip medicine because you're having a good day. Keep exercises going, Don't forget weights and keep walking . Know that you have an addiction that is as hard to break as any on this planet. Not one more cigarette ever, I take Albuterol as a rescue inhaler. Spiriva,Symbicort,And 24/7 oxygen,even in the shower. Good luck
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