What treatments have you tried for COPD? What works for you?
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I was diagnosed with COPD in early 2000's and have found that taking my inhalers regularly having a rescue pack of steroid and antibiotics to hand when my breathing deteriorates helps as well as taking things slowly and resting in between tasks
i also have fibromyalgia so that makes me slow down too
Hi i have 27% reading from my spiro and i'm always tired, i go swimming and the gym once a week, but i would love to over come this tiredness any ideas please
Hi @blueges, Have you tried taking a brewers yeast tablet every day? excellent for providing energy, and has the added bonus of being great for skin , hair and nails too. I would not recommend taking more than one daily though, as otherwise you can get a little bit of wind pain in the tummy.
hi Bumperlady no but i'm willing to try so thankyou
My husband has had several different inhalers - but now has salbutamol to use as necessary and Anoro in a morning. He also needs antibiotics and steroids from time to time, when he gets a particularly bad chest infection.
I have mild copd diagnosis. I try and cycle at least 20 minutes a day. This improves my energy levels and breathing. Find it much harder to keep up over Winter. Reducing my work hours has also helped but not easy financially especially with mortgage and teenage kids.
I applied for PIP as i had to give up work now my spiro reading say im end stage but i dont need oxygen yet my reading for that has dropped now to 90 but i was turned down is it worth appealing ?
Hi @blueges - I am sure it is worth appealing - a large percentage of claims that have been refused are upheld on appeal I am told.
Thankyou suncatcher the things they assess you on don't have much to do with copd apart from how far you can walk, im 51 and had no choice but to give up work but finding it hard to manage on Esa so i will give it another go thankyou wish me luck
Hi blueges I would appeal your pip has most people get turned down so please appeal it good luck
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