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COPD Gals and Guys United 3

  • By RJH · Posted April 10, 2014
  • Discussion in COPD · 84 replies
  • This discussion is open to all Gals and Guys who are living with COPD. Welcome all, including caregivers and newbees. We are here to offer support and to share stories. We also like to have a little fun ...

Introducing the COPD Support Community

  • By Walter · Posted December 5, 2011
  • Journal entry · 4 replies
  • Hello everyone, We just launched a support community for everyone affected by COPD and would like to invite you to join. COPD is one of the most common lung diseases, and thousands of you -- Inspire members ...

Severe COPD

  • By SHERRYLAC · Posted July 11, 2008
  • Journal entry · 13 replies
  • I haven't posted in awhile. I am lurking about though. Well mom is about 1/2 way through her chemo treatment and all seems to be going fine with that. The COPD is the problem. Who would have thought cancer ...

stage iv lung cancer and copd....are we avoiding the topics???

  • By hljern · Posted August 9, 2013
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 9 replies
  • I've been helping my mom thru this maze of stage iv lung cancer treatments, healing, hospitalizations, cheering squad, dr. visits, and everything else that goes along with it. This last 6 day hospital ...


  • By shana1234 · Posted November 13, 2013
  • Journal entry · 13 replies
  • I am 36 years old and have been diagnosed with copd about 2 or 3 years ago. They said my lungs are already like a 78 year old, and I prob won't live to be 50 years old. It seems to be progressing quickly ...

Do people on this COPD site have lung cancer?

  • By Lizmc · Posted January 23, 2013
  • Discussion in COPD · 15 replies
  • Just found this site and I love it. So much information. Such nice people. I have end stage COPD from smoking 2-3/pks/day for 40 years and then developed nsclc in 2010. I am on full time oxygen plus now ...

I have a question about copd

  • By ocalagal50 · Posted February 25, 2012
  • Discussion in COPD · 16 replies
  • I have this tickle in my through I can't even spell..I caugh alot and I puke up white stuff.someone told me it's my copd is this true? does anyone else have this problem ...

Weather and COPD

  • By yolanda43 · Posted March 6, 2012
  • Discussion in COPD · 27 replies
  • I often wondered whether there was a connection between the two since my COPD tends to flare up in the spring. I was reading that there's probably not a direct connection but may be due to factors like ...

COPD Patients Suffer Chronic Pain-2013 Conference

  • By Leilanilea · Posted June 11, 2013
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 12 replies
  • Hello, I think this will be of interest to those with COPD and their families. It's from the American Thoracic Society 2013 International Conference and found online on Medscape, Daniel M. Keller, PhD ...

Diagnosed with COPD... Really?

  • By Cherenae · Posted February 22, 2014
  • Discussion in Heart Bypass Surgery · 18 replies
  • Hi y'all I would like to hear from anyone who has COPD. I had a CABG x4 last July. Four days later I went into A-Fib and developed a blood clot in my lung. The first four weeks post-op I could walk daily ...


  • By Leta · Posted February 19, 2008
  • Journal entry · 3 replies
  • I smoked for 34 years.I quit 61/2 years ago but not quite soon enough.I only had a year in and found out I have HD.I was 48 years old.I was dealing with it and then 2 years later found out I have COPD.I ...

anyone else with copd plus stage 4

  • By turnturn · Posted February 24, 2012
  • Journal entry · 2 replies
  • I had a port put in for latest chemo and lung was nicked causing lung collapse. That is pretty much better but still have breathing problems. Pulmonary guy says I have some copd, and as I knew, breast ...

sinuus problems with copd

  • By bgri50 · Posted July 6, 2011
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 24 replies
  • i was wondering if there a link between copd and sinus problems. i have severe post nasal drip for years use various meds. and the saline solution no help than one day i could not breath hardly went to ...

High Risk Surgery Due to COPD

  • By Joan-PA · Posted October 23, 2008
  • Discussion in Health News · 19 replies
  • I am brand new to this group and would like to know if any members have COPD and decreased lung function. Both my pulmonologist and surgeon think that I am high risk and may have problems coming off the ...


  • By tasha65 · Posted May 23, 2010
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 11 replies
  • Hi All I have not been on in a long time for the simple fact last time there was very little acknowledgement. I just need to point out i quit smoking it will be 8 months on june 8th I quit becasue i wanted ...

dx copd stage 4 i am 39 yrs I'm confused

  • By bestfriends51 · Posted December 29, 2012
  • Discussion in COPD · 6 replies
  • I was dx June with COPD and emphysema just learned COPD stage 4 emphysema advanced severe not sure what this means I quit smoking over 2 years ago now this happens, my mom and I quit smoking together ...


  • By sandyann · Posted November 1, 2013
  • Discussion in COPD · 18 replies
  • Hello,For some reason had a problem finding the copd discussions.I was wondering if anyone with copd notice ane extended stomach,not sure if its do to not being active or if it can be fluid plusbloating ...

Moderate to severe copd

  • By Esophagus · Posted March 20, 2014
  • Discussion in COPD · 11 replies
  • Hi to all of you out there that have this terrible disease. I was diagnosed with stage 4 copd. I read that the life expextancy for someone my age(65 ) that also has connective tissue disease might live ...

COPD and lung cancer treatment...

  • By elaineny · Posted July 4, 2007
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 12 replies
  • My husband has been diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer in upper right lobe.(maybe 2Cm) Staging is coming up - after meeting of the doctors involved - surgeon, pathology, pulmonary, etc. Possible ...

pad and with copd

  • By bgri50 · Posted March 25, 2011
  • Discussion in Vascular Disease · 14 replies
  • hi i have pad and told i have chronic copd. i not able to do the walkin as most of pad suffiers are advise to so i can mange jsut o more my fet up and down for my exercise but to do task around the house ...

COPD Dx at 31 yrs old. I am freaking out.

  • By kcadams1980 · Posted September 16, 2011
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 18 replies
  • I apologize in advance for this long post, but I'm starting to drive myself a little crazy trying to figure things out... In Jan 2010, I went to a pulmonologist while training for a half-marathon because ...

Did't know I had COPD.

  • By pooh4me · Posted September 23, 2013
  • Discussion in COPD · 2 replies
  • I am now 11 weeks out from double bypass and have found out I am listed as having COPD which I did not know I had. I was put on Spiriva and Albuterol 90MCG in the hospital. I did have shortness of breath ...

COPD and NSCLC- drug choices

  • By yvette1 · Posted April 19, 2008
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 6 replies
  • A month before my mom was diagnosed (stage IV, malignant pleural effusion) she was diagnosed with COPD and went on a regimen of Singulair, Advair, Spireva and short-term steroids. There was no improvement ...

Heart disease and COPD

  • By Freetofly · Posted November 15, 2012
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 10 replies
  • I had 100% blocked RCA in June and had stent to fix it. I quit smoking after 40 years and had started feeling better, started rehab. Then I started getting angina attacks and found myself having a hard ...

Worried about copd

  • By MrLung · Posted September 22, 2013
  • Discussion in COPD · 6 replies
  • Hello everyone I would like to say that I haven't been officially diagnosed with copd, however I have got all the symptoms associated with it, at least I think I have. Basically i've been a heavy smoker ...


  • By brenda2812 · Posted September 27, 2013
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 8 replies
  • Hi I have jioned here for my mum who has copd! What we are looking for is information about surgery, my mum is 78 and has type 2 diabetes and is on medication warfarin to thin her blood and suffers with ...

Dad confused, sleepy, pain - COPD, Lung Cancer Adenocarcenoma, Tarceva

  • By sr2011 · Posted September 26, 2011
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 6 replies
  • My dad (now in his late 70s) was diagnosed early June 2011 w/ Stage II - Stage IIIA Adenocarcinoma of the left lungs. He was dealing with COPD related issues since little over 5 years prior to this new ...

COPD along with Heart disease

  • By n2 · Posted March 8, 2013
  • Discussion in WomenHeart · 9 replies
  • I am a practicing doctor,a general practitioner,age 61,had 1st heart attack in 1996,age 55,due to hyper thyroid.single parent to 3 young children,did not declare,oh my god,i am a heart patient,but quietly ...

Ok Now I know I have copd need to vent

  • By Jane3354 · Posted October 13, 2010
  • Journal entry · 5 replies
  • Ok Now I know I have copd, with my heart condition, having another bad night (almost 5 am Here and still cant sleep). I am trying to Quit smoking again without much Luck...Light one put it out after a ...

CHF combined with COPD

  • By irishmkh33 · Posted December 31, 2008
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 3 replies
  • I am searching for others who might have a family member affected by COPD and CHF. My mother has had COPD for several years, and was diagnosed with CHF 2 years ago. It is very hard, because she is a chain-smoker ...


  • By Julie2009 · Posted August 21, 2009
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 5 replies
  • what do you think - will SOY help? Hugs, Julie :) RealAge Tip Lift Your Lungs with This Wonder Food Rating: 4 out of 5Rate It Subscribe Buzz up!Last 30 days » This Week's Tips: ■Eat These Treats, Live ...

New to COPD

  • By Freetofly · Posted November 24, 2012
  • Discussion in COPD · 11 replies
  • I've posted a few times but never started a discussion here. I had a heart attack June 14 /12. I'm a 56 year old female in reasonable shape ( only 10 lbs overweight). Had stent put in, started going to ...

COPD or asthma

  • By girlwithnolife · Posted March 1, 2013
  • Discussion in COPD · 3 replies
  • Hi and hope all are well, I am pretty sure I have COPD although my FEV is fairly good they say but I am soooo confused. Doctors never give a straight answer. 1 said asthma, the other said COPD. I smoked ...

Need to know way more about copd

Clancycat (Inactive)
  • By Clancycat (Inactive) · Posted July 13, 2013
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 8 replies
  • I posted before under 'wheezing'. I am back now with some questions about the treatment of copd. I would really like to hear from people about how they have treated these symptoms. The medications I think ...

Another COPD med question, anyone on them?

  • By birchcoulee · Posted August 21, 2013
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 8 replies
  • I posted previously here and on the COPD site about meds. side effects. Thanks for the input! Now I am wondering how many people are on COPD/Asthma type meds after treatment? Is this usual, common or ...


  • By pkatyryniuk · Posted September 26, 2013
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 10 replies
  • I was diagnosed with copd about 18 months ago, I have just been put on Spiriva, I had pnemonia about 3 months ago. The doctor I was seeing never sent me to see a pulmonary specialist. I have asked her ...

COPD....It just keeps getting better!

  • By jacquepogo · Posted October 20, 2007
  • Discussion in Stop Sarcoidosis · 4 replies
  • I have just found out that I also have COPD too. Does anyone know if this is related to sarcoid? Any info would really help me please!!!!!!! Thanks ...


  • By tasha65 · Posted February 21, 2010
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 3 replies
  • Hi All I was diagnosed with Copd/Emphysema early phase Dec 2009 . I am 44 i smoked 30+ years and smoked 2 packs a day. Stranger thing is when I decided to quit it was because I wanted to. 2nd month into ...

Vitamin E Can Prevent COPD

  • By rancher_al · Posted June 6, 2010
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 4 replies
  • I just ran across this article in NewsMax Health. Here is the introductory paragraph that highlights the findings: Vitamin E Can Prevent COPD Friday, June 4, 2010 “Women 45 years old and older who use ...

End Stage COPD

  • By ladytruckinfree · Posted February 13, 2011
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 19 replies
  • Hi, I am new on here, but not new to Inspire. I am also on the bladder cancer site , as I have that also for 15 mnths now. I have end stage copd (emphesema), and have been placed on hospice for this ...

Eating and COPD

  • By NannyO · Posted December 6, 2011
  • Discussion in COPD · 9 replies
  • Hi, I don't know if anyone else has this problem but I noticed when I am eating or drinking something it is really hard for me to breath. I tend to then choke because I can't get enough air in my lungs ...

COPD Assessment Test (CAT)

  • By linoofer · Posted December 10, 2011
  • Discussion in COPD · 12 replies
  • there is a test that the people with COPD can use it to assess the progression of their status and their prognosis instead of spirometry test (pulmonary function test). i want to know how many of you ...

Does Anyone Have COPD And MAC?

  • By galemarie · Posted September 11, 2012
  • Discussion in Lung Infections and Diseases · 6 replies
  • Was the COPD diagnosed before the MAC? Are any of you on oxygen, if so how many liters? Have a good day Gale ...


  • By weeble1 · Posted September 12, 2012
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 7 replies
  • Should you treat stage 3 if you have COPD. Is there anyway the lung diagnosis center ...

Prednisone and COPD

  • By lorisue · Posted September 26, 2012
  • Discussion in Stop Sarcoidosis · 12 replies
  • As I have said in previous posts, I have not yet been diagnosed because no one wants to put me under because my lungs are so bad, but after reading so many posts, we, me and my docs, are pretty sure it's ...

COPD and stage IV lung cancer

  • By mltod · Posted April 11, 2013
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 1 reply
  • Does anyone out there have COPD And lung cancer?? Mom is 87 and on the last stages of Lung cancer and COPD and is with Hospice . She is having such a hard Time breathing it's so hard to watch Her go down ...


  • By pfarley · Posted February 2, 2014
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 8 replies
  • My lung cancer was picked up by accident during a low dose CAT scan. It is located in the lower lobe of my right lung. I have always known that I have had issues from smoking (shortness of breath at times ...


  • By lorri · Posted January 30, 2007
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 6 replies
  • My dad is a 7 year NSCLC survivor! Until a month ago, no one would know that he was sick unless they knew his history. On Dec. 28 he started feeling badly and the next day was showing the signs of a cold ...

My Mom ... hilar mass; lymph nodes, COPD, spitting blood, still not DX

  • By tonylito · Posted May 3, 2009
  • Discussion in Lung Cancer Survivors · 8 replies
  • My mom has a positive pet scan; COPD, spitting blood. She has a mass in the hilar region ---- wrapping around her pulmonary artery and her bronchial tube. She also has a axillary lymph node under her ...


SamDeTray_11 (Inactive)
  • By SamDeTray_11 (Inactive) · Posted June 2, 2009
  • Discussion in Scleroderma Foundation · 3 replies
  • My oldest son called and he was dx with COPD yesterday. He is only 26 years old. He has smoked for a long time plus his inlaws smoke alot to. I told him to make sure to listen the the doctors and tell ...

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