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8 hours ago · Confused about tests in Lung Health

@tiss– Thank you. I agree, you have to wait to see all of your test results. You can do it!

10 hours ago · Down in the dumps again – challenges with adult children in Depression & Anxiety

@ginger I totally agree with you. Absolutely agree. And it's an individual choice that doesn't need anyone elses opinion.

16 hours ago · Confused about tests in Lung Health

@tiss — I'm sorry that you are having such a rough time with your breathing. It must be very disconcerting! As a lung cancer survivor I really know how this feels. Are you sure that you inhalers don't work? Has your O2 been measured before and after you inhaler? Rescue inhalers do take a moment or so to work, esp if you need one out exercising. Have you waited long enough for it to work? What do you doctors suggest?
CT scans pick up many more details than chest Xrays.

https://floridachest.com/pulmonary-blog/chest-x-ray-chest-ct-scan-differences

I hope that you will reconsider using your O2 at home. If you limit you O2 intake other organs can suffer and the results might not be what you want to look forward to.

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17727-hypoxemia

17 hours ago · Living with lung cancer - Introduce yourself & come say hi in Lung Cancer

@gazza– Good morning and welcome to Mayo Connect. I'm glad that you found us. What a great story you have! Other than CBD oil are you taking? Do you use inhalers? What kind of inoperable lung cancer do you have? Life is a mystery, isn't it. Somethings, that are "not suppose to" happen do just that. But there is very little known about the effects of CBD oil and it's benefits for a lot of things. I'm not suggesting that CBD oil did not have an effect on your cancer. Anything can happen and it's certainly is wonderful that your cancer is literally only hanging on by a thread.
You are a very brave man to have turned away suggested treatments, but as you say, and I do agree, the quality of life certainly is of upmost importance.
"There have been recent news stories about the potential promise of CBD and/or THC oil and fighting lung cancer, such as these news stories:

https://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=4506595&page=1

https://metro.co.uk/2018/03/25/could-cannabis-help-cure-lung-cancer-this-man-thinks-so-and-hes-already-spent-1-5m-on-research-7266643/

However, you'll note that both articles are quick to point out that any potential positive effects have only been studied in petri dishes or on mice in a laboratory (in vitro). This is not the same as testing and discovering positive effects in humans. So far CBD/THC is still less effective than current drugs and dosages have not been tested or proven." CY

Here is more information about studies done so far in vitro from the National Cancer Institute: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq#section/_7 (medical professional version)
https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/cannabis-pdq#section/_3 (patient version. See answers to questions 6 and 7)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6043845/

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/is-cbd-safe-and-effective/faq-20446700

18 hours ago · Mysterious shortness of breath in Lung Health

@jessitu- Good morning and welcome to Mayo Connect. A big thank you in pointing out another reason for Dyspepsia, or "air hunger". I've had Lyme 3 times and Anaplasmosis once, but had it with Lyme. I believe that doctors especially have to begin looking outside the box for medical explanations for symptoms. As the world heats it will be even more important to be vigilant. When did you have have Babesia? Are you still being treated? How are you feeling now?
For all of us:

https://www.lymedisease.org/lyme-basics/co-infections/babesia/

18 hours ago · depression/anxiety in Depression & Anxiety

@parus– What are you doing and what time is it when your mood changes?

18 hours ago · Down in the dumps again – challenges with adult children in Depression & Anxiety

@gingerw– Good morning- Selfish? I would think that the rest of us would be called that. given the state of the world today. What is your response Ginger?