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Aug 26, 2018 · COPD/ Emphysema in Lung Health

thank you @llwortman, I will look into the paced breathing I met with a speech Dr. several trips ago and she noticed my abdomen rarely moved with breathing it was all in my chest. She gave me some exercises to do, but I am not noticing any improvement. When listening to my lungs I am usually told I am moving very little air in my lungs. I am finding this all to be so frustrating. I am exhausted most of the time, covered in a cold clammy sweat, and often out of breath. thank you for the input both of you I appreciate it very much.

Aug 26, 2018 · COPD/ Emphysema in Lung Health

thank you, I am going to try to reach my pulmonary tomorrow, I will inquire about it with him.

Aug 26, 2018 · COPD/ Emphysema in Lung Health

Hello Colleen, I am not sure I am posting correctly, I asked a question and no one seemed to notice it, or maybe it takes quite a while on here I am not yet familiar. I had a diagnosis of COPD emphysema the entire story is too long to insert here. Last week at a routine visit to my pulmonary Dr. my spiro went to 29 which I am told is critical. I was given the walk test and dropped to 88 rather rapidly. He gave me the order of oxygen 24/7 which I had only been using it at night. With a chest wall surgery in the past that left my lung herniated and then herniation repair surgery I am wondering if my surgical mesh could be causing issues since I went from okay for some length of time to critical,the last time I saw pulmonary in Mayo they about partially paralyzed diaphragm but I balked at the ENG test being performed on my diaphragm. I am now ready to submit to that test to see if that could be part of my problem. I plan to call mayo or send a message via portal to my pulmonary Dr. on Monday. Anyone have words of advice, I feel pretty at sea to be put on oxygen 24/7 I am not yet 60 and never smoked. Any advice would be appreciated.

Jul 31, 2018 · COPD/ Emphysema in Lung Health

not sure if I am doing this correctly, there is a great deal to take in on this site when you are new. Please forgive me if I am incorrect in popping in here. I saw redsox had COPD and emphysema both, I just finally was told by my pulmonary Dr. at home that I have COPD for sure as well as emphysema. I have never smoked and am having my first summer with long-lasting breathing issues. I am hoping I can learn more here so I can at least ask intelligent questions at Dr. appointments.