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Sun, Feb 24 7:14am · excessive mucus without cough in Lung Health

I'm no doctor but Mucinex 1200 worked for me …. the main ingredient is Guaifenesin if they don't have the brand name.I did find the brand name worked a little better but either should give you some relief. I saw a prior comment also about Prednisone which I also take and would do wonders.

Nov 1, 2018 · The Use of a Trilogy Machine in Lung Health

Thanks for the insight and recommendation. Greatly appreciated. Breathe easy!

Oct 28, 2018 · Lighten Your Limbs With Friends in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I really need this…. been type 2 (uncontrolled) for over 8 years. I do have a few challenges… stage 3 COPD with emphysema , heart disease,kidney disease, (stage 3) UC, and a few others. I have 13 year old son I'd like to see graduate. Hopefully in a group I might be able to lose a few pounds to move easier, breath easier , and become more mobile step by step. I'm on O2 almost 24/7 but I do get out I might not be able to start at 5 minutes but go till I can't and then add your percentage increase on to by times. Looking forward to trip…

Oct 22, 2018 · Alveoli issues. in Lung Health

Your O2 levels are almost the same as mine except at 35k feet mine drop to the high 60's at times even with POC. I'm on 15mg prenednisone down form 40 years ago. Fortunately I have little to no side effects of it's been so long I don't remember normal 🙂 and this is the new normal. I initially took for ulcerate colitis but then my lung liked it to. I haven't been able to get below 15 without experiencing significant symptoms. I'm on Tudorz and Symbricot . Not sure if the work or not….maybe I should stop taking them for a week and see if the SOB and O2 worsen?

Oct 13, 2018 · Pulmonary Fibrosis* in Lung Health

Hi Ethan…welcome aboard!

I do have a quick question for the group ….I flew last Thursday for the fist time in 6 years since my disability. Prior to that I have flown over a 1,000,000 miles.
I have an Oxus POC that took with me. While in flight I checked my o2 several times getting readings from 61-75% , my usual readings are 88-92% . I wonder if the purity of the o2 in an aircraft might be slightly less than normal causing the concentrator to not produce as good? Plus I think I had the begging on a flare.
I'm heading back Monday and its a 2 hour flight so not too long.
Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated.
Breathe easy

Oct 10, 2018 · Severe COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease in Lung Health

It will be interesting what your cardiologist says about the plavix. My PCP told me to ask him (after 1 year of having a heart attack and stent) if I could stop that for a colonoscopy I I have UC) and he said to tell him to find another way 🙂 and as high as your numbers are I suspect he might say the same .

Oct 10, 2018 · Low pulse Ox in Lung Health

Hi John. Last fall my pulmonary doc had me a walk test to check my o2 with activity and then at rest. To my surprise my o2 was ok for me (89-91) while walking but at rest dropped to 84%. I was told that was because it used my bodies reserve. so I used o2 and we did the same thing and at rest it went 86% so we turn it up to 3l and at rest went to 87% which they said was fine,. So basically I went in only needing o2 at night to needing at night and for activity. When I'm just sitting it usually ranges from 88-92%which is good for me. My wife thinks I've had COPD much longer than the docs and my body has adjusted to it. When iI finally went on disability my monologist said he couldn't believe I had 2 years ago, so maybe she's right.

Oct 8, 2018 · Severe COPD and Interstitial Lung Disease in Lung Health

I was on 40mg over 10 years ago for UC. In the interim I developed severe stage 3 COPD. Knowing prednisone isn't really good for anyone especially long term I weaned myself down to 15mg daily about 6 years ago. It's about as far as I could go without impacting my breathing. Guess my lungs got use to it and like it. I have had uncontrolled diabetes for over 6 years (i'm sure prednisone related) went from 185 -220, faces is puffer than normal, swollen feet, swollen abdomen (prednisone , diabetes, & little to no exercise) for the most part I sleep good. I think I'm going to take another shot at getting of prednisone at least for a while to see if I can lose weight and get my sugar down.8 years ago I would never take an aspirin unless I absolutely needed it and now take 10 pills in the morning and 7 at night, Plus 3 inhalers. I'd like to get back to my fighting weight if only for a few months 🙂 Taking a lower dose does help my breathing and when I experience a flare up we do a micro boost (40 for 3 days , 30 for 3days , 20 for 3 days then back to normal) in addition and antibiotic. So far it's kept me out of the hospital.