What is your COPD story? Let's share!
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Hi guys and gals... looking to create a discussion with some of you to better understand us and our conditions.
When were you diagnosed with COPD and how long have you had it for? What types of treatments or things have you done to improve you "life" and "function" since the diagnosis?
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@emphman Hi I too would like to be in a discussion of sorts.
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Hi to the both of you. I have been diagnosed with COPD for going on 6 years. My main treatments have been quitting smoking and changing my lifestyle and diet to eating healthier and doing moderate exercise 4 days, at least a week, going outside and enjoying life - lowering my stress.
I would love to continue this communication.
@emphman and @Debbie when were you diagnosed? How are you doing?
I was diagnosed in Nov 2017 and was put on oxygen 24/7 at that point. I am doing well no complaints
I take Incruse and Symbicort for my illness.
I also have Sarcoidosis another lung issue that is in remission .
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I have been diagnosed since 2016; I also am on oxygen prn. I also am on Symbicort.
@Debbie How would you say your Sarcoidosis affects your COPD?
I have been diagnosed for about a year now and have completely changed my diet to include lots of healthy fruits and vegetables (don't have the money to go organic yet) and healthy sources of proteins (fish and chicken) and healthy fats (cashews walnuts omega 3s). I have all buy cut out completely simple and processed carbohydrates. The only thing I am stryggling with still is getting rid of diet soda... I am getting there.
I also have begun to exercise... I try to increase the stairs I walk and the distance I walk weekly or if I can go further than the day prior, I will.
My husband has the server COPD and sleep apnea and has had it for awhile but just permanently got told last year he has it with test and everything, he takes symbicort and Spiriva handihaler and a proair inhaler and at night does the sleep mechine.....
I was diagnosed about 2 years ago or maybe a bit more. In terms of treatment I'm also on Symbicort, seems to be a popular one among us COPDies! I've also tried to stay active as much as I can but I struggle with breathlessness so I can't do very much. I've been working on switching around my diet to reduce inflammation and it's helped a bit. Hope you all are well!
@emphman @Debbie @lawless @Cherylann @mrmiles Hi everyone, I haven't been on in a while. How are you all doing? My doctor switched me to Spiriva earlier this year. I haven't been able to be as active with the virus stuff going on so I've started having some more breathing issues. How did you all handle the virus?
I was diagnosed in 2017 when I was taken from my job in the squad to the hospital spent the night and released next afternoon. I am a smoker and trying to quit. I take trelegy and daliresp have breathing treatments and use proair rescue enhaler and on oxygen at night
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I was diagnosed going on 6 or 7 years now. I've really focused on an anti-inflammatory diet and other natural means (in additions to my meds of course) to help my COPD and it's been going pretty well. I have good days and bad .
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