COPD and the Coronavirus - recommendations, concerns, advice
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Patients with chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD are part of the population at risk of complications from Coronavirus infection. It's really important to follow recommendations and guidelines published by the CDC and other health organizations in order to best protect ourselves from infection.
Feel free to consult our two recent articles on the coronavirus and chronic illness for more information:
I've created this discussion so we can ask any questions or concerns about the current pandemic or just generally share our feelings about what is going on.
Have you consulted the recommendations? Who informed you first: you doctor, your pharmacist, a relative? Have you been taking any particular precautions? Have you been self-isolating? Do you have any advice for others?
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@Courtney_J Thank you very much for all this information you're making available... My doctor advised me to continue with my medications and follow the social distancing measures as much as possible. If I experience any symptoms I'm supposed to call 911 for help.
I managed to get him on the phone a couple days ago, so I am following his recommendations to a T...
@mr1964 Hello mr1964, I'm glad you're following your doctor's advice!
Hello members, how are you all doing during this difficult time? Have you had any specific advice? How are you coping with the stay-at-home orders?
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I am fine so far :) my husband is a truck driver,so i am kinda worried about catching the virus :(
I'm doing so so with the stay at home orders I am more worried and concerned about me getting the virus because I was around somebody that was around somebody that their wife tested positive for the Coronavirus not only do I have COPD but I also have asthma and panlobular emphysema
I work at a carry out and I am worry about getting this virus I have COPD and asthma I am doing everything they are tell me but still worried and I am 63 years old
I am doing well, just scared to go outside. I was with my sister who tested positive, she has recovered and I have been without symptoms for 3 weeks
I wouldn't worry too much it sounds like you should be OK! What are you don't help! I have COPD in right now since November I've had bronchitis with my COPD and it's so hard for breathing ! I haven't been out of the house since March 11, it gets pretty lonely, even though I live in a complex of 55 and over seniors . All the doors are closed and nobody's allowed out unless you wear a mask to take out the garbage or whatever! Thank you I want the weather to get nicer so maybe my congestion will clear up! Stay safe
That was supposed to be worrying don't help! LOL
My husband and I do little contests of how many steps we can do, we walk around the backyard. I have found just stand outside in the sun, brightens my mood. I have found the less active I am the worse my lungs are. Yes it’s hard to walk but I have my inhalers and use them. Take care of yourselves, don’t let this thing own your life. This too shall pass. Went thru 2 years of almost constant pneumonia, but I survived and have learned, I must walk around to help myself
I know I should walk more and exerciseMore, and I plan on doing that!
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