Topic of the discussion
Posted on 7/2/20 5:08 PM
How are you today?
With chronic illness often comes many symptoms that can make daily life difficult. I thought it might be interesting for us to talk about COPD symptoms.
If you could get ride of one of your COPD symptoms, which one would it be and why? How would your life change if it were gone? Feel free to share here, you may find that you have some common opinions with others!
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Beginning of the discussion - 7/3/20If you could get rid of one of your COPD symptoms, which one would it be and why? https://www.carenity.us/forum/copd/living-with-copd/if-you-could-get-rid-of-one-of-your-copd-symptoms-which-one-would-it-be-and-why-2163
Posted on 7/3/20 4:22 PM
@Courtney_J I think right now for me it would have to be the disturbed sleep. I'm always waking up in the middle of the night coughing or having a hard time breathing or needing to use the bathroom. I'm always exhausted because of it. It's really rough now because I'm still working from home so i don't have the pressure of a morning commute so I should be able to sleep better, right? Nope! Thanks, COPD!
Posted on 7/10/20 6:06 PM
@Courtney_J The breathlessness! It's so bad for me these days. Sometimes I'm even out of breath when I'm just sitting down doing nothing! It keeps me from doing a lot of things.
Posted on 7/11/20 9:09 PM
For me it's the constant coughing and getting the phlegm to come up. There is a horn like thing I received in the hospital one time that vibrates in the deep part of your chest that helps the mucus to loosen up and enables you to spit it out. But I cannot for the life of me remember what it is called. I would like to find another one to purchase if anyone can tell me the name of it. Thanks for any help you can give.
Posted on 9/14/20 9:05 PM
I don't have a cough, ever. My biggest gripe is the breathlessness. Have trouble walking up the hallway at home. Split level home requires climbing steps to get to kitchen. Can sometimes be a killer. Use oxygen concentrators (portable & a home unit) when needed. Keep track of my oxygen saturation making sure I stay above 90%. When gyms closed down, I was able to function without even the portable unit & pulse ox readings were in 95% range. Having not attended gym in 5 months or so I am having difficulties again! Obtained stationary bike--hoping that will allow me to regain progress.
Posted on 9/14/20 9:06 PM
@lightening1952 I believe what you used is referred to as an ''a capella''. I have seen these available on Amazon.
Posted on 9/15/20 2:55 AM
@byumimi thank you for the information
Posted on 2/24/21 4:43 AM
The breathlessness because I get so scared when I can’t breath which then makes my breathing worse
Posted on 4/9/21 2:37 AM
The shortness of breath with any kind of exertion. .
Posted on 4/27/21 1:54 AM
@Courtney_J @Courtney_J being able to breath better and have engery