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I Have Copd

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    I Have Copd - I am a 42 yr wife of 25 years, mother of 3 and have 1 granddaughter. I was told I had copd 4 yrs ago. I am ox dependent and steriod dependent. I have been on life...
    thrufaith17 thrufaith17 41-45 2 Responses Mar 31, 2011

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    Terrified And Alone - Help - Need Words Of Advice - I was diagnosed with COPD in 2010 and I am 49 yrs old. My mother died at age 59 and my sister died at age 45 both from COPD. I...
    Katshe64 Katshe64 46-50 4 Responses Jul 30, 2013

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    I'm new here,. and afraid. I am not the one diagnosed. It's my "father figure". My brother in law,.(64) 16 years older than I, was diagnosed with COPD last year. He was already...
    2nddaughter 2nddaughter 46-50 Feb 27

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    Copd And I Feel So Alone Just Need A Cuddle :-( - Hi I'm 45 male got copd can't work much I was a kitchen fitter / bathroom fitter but now don't do much , I been with my partner...
    Kbadboys2 Kbadboys2 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    "Newbie" Here!....... - Hi there, I have just turned 37 and I have been diagnosed with Mild COPD. I have had a hacking cough for 5 years and put on 6 stone in the same time as I...
    Trezzie Trezzie 31-35 4 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Nothing We All Didn't Know Before - I was just given a swat to the head the other day in the hospital after going in for a super bad cough that made my stomach muscles feel like...
    repfam repfam 46-50 Jan 2, 2013

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    Didn'T Think I'D Make It This Long - This month I will be 70. I have known about having COPD for 15 years, shortly after I conquered by 40 year smoking habit. I probably had it...
    laura1111 laura1111 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    Empathy Helps You Realise You Are Truly Not Alone - Hi my name is natalie and I am a 33 year old mother of four.  I am still coming to terms with the diagnosis and still...
    justamum justamum 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 13, 2012

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    Have Condenser And Portable Liquid Dispenser To Give - Hello everyone,I feel like a jerk writing on here when I do not have COPD.  For that I apologize.  I am the surviving...
    cleais cleais 36-40 2 Responses Jun 9, 2011

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    Dont Smoke - Ihave copd too Iam a retired army 1stsgt 30 year man in 97 was told I had the startings of copd I quit smoking two years ago iam taking the two best and most costly...
    1stsgt 1stsgt 61-65 4 Responses Aug 28, 2008

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    Fight The Fight - I have had pneumonia before, But this one just kicked my butt. I thought I was going to end up in the hospital. I made it this time. It really hurt to breath. My...
    comotimmys comotimmys 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2009

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    Talk to Me! - Hi, How we all doing,and feeling today.I have shared with Trusso, What I had to said, was just that we all need each other, For support and comfort, The comments I...
    comotimmys comotimmys 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2009

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    67 With Copd 2 Years Then At 58 Percent In 2011 - Quit smoking April 11 2011, retired, take spivera daily since then. I had pneumonia in September 2013, and found out my oxygen...
    akoceanview akoceanview 61-65 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    I Have Copd - I smoked for nearly 40 years. One or two packs a day (usually two) smoking replaced eating, drinking, sleeping in fact just about anything. I just liked smoking, I...
    ynot4 ynot4 56-60, M Jul 18, 2012

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    Take At Away - Every day I wish I could go back to work. My Meds. are getting to expense it's getting to much. At times I feel like I am in a paper bag and can't get out. Every...
    comotimmys comotimmys 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2009

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    The Story Of My Life, The Life With Copd...and Truely Saddest Thing Ever.. - Hi, Iam a 44 year old woman and was diagnosed with COPD back on Feb. 8, 2003,( The Saddest Day Of My...
    Tweetybird2012 Tweetybird2012 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    My Mother Needs Help! - My mum has severe COPD she was signed off work as she couldnt carry on> theyve now releived her completely so is now unemployed :( Shes finding it hard to...
    Theodorelove Theodorelove 26-30 Mar 27, 2012

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    Copd & Asthma - Hello everyone, I was diagnosed with COPD/Asthma 6 years ago. I had smoked 2.5 packs per day for 30 years and quit 3 days prior to diagnosis.I was recently...
    ghaag ghaag 56-60, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    Changed Forever - Feb. of 2008, I was told I had COPD at 45% severe stage. Coughing, weezing,lot of touble breathing.now on alot of meds. In Nov. of 2008 I started having serzures...
    comotimmys comotimmys 46-50, F Jul 25, 2009

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    Frustrated - I am a 54 year old women who smoked for 24 years. I have had asthma all my life. I was diagnosed with COPD in 2004. I was already in the sever stage when diagnosed. I...
    brendav brendav 51-55 2 Responses Oct 9, 2008

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    Need Advice :( I just recieved a copd diagnosis & I'm scared :( I am a 41yr old single mother of 4. I'm not a smoker, suffered from a misdiagnosed cough since 2000 which has now...
    freedspirit12 freedspirit12 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Today - Today is a new day, and no one can take it away. Everyday we feel different. My days haven't been so great lately. but today is my day. To run around the block...
    comotimmys comotimmys 46-50, F Oct 9, 2009

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    Feeling Alone :/ - hi everyone im 21 years old and was diagnosed with final stage copd 12 months ago , i have contracted the disease after having swine flu therefore medications...
    lizzie21 lizzie21 18-21 10 Responses Oct 15, 2010

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    Why Must I Live With This Nasty Lung Disease..(copd) - Today is June 24, 2013 around 2:45 pm, sitting here all alone like I have been for the last 10 years with this Disease I hate...
    Tweetybird2012 Tweetybird2012 41-45, F Jun 24, 2013

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    Was told end of august I have copd. Knew very little about. Went to specialist for tests, stopped smoking. New meds, felt better. Slowly started smoking again bout a month ago...
    lmt9 lmt9 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Hi All, 44 Nearly 45 And Stuck At Home - Good Afternoon all, just few words I am a father of 4,married 15 years to a angel in my eyes. I was diagnosed with copd stage 3 in 208 and...
    shadowman68 shadowman68 41-45 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    A Wake Up Call - After learning that my dad had COPD I went to school for respiratory therapy. I became a respiratory therapist and after years of my father smoking I finally...
    smokefree smokefree 22-25 3 Responses Mar 10, 2012

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    Me Too - I have COPD was told in 2005 on 7 med's some 2xa day and some 4x a day.It's so hard at times I just wish I could hide and get away from it.I have 35 % of my lung's working...
    DAC1961 DAC1961 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2009

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    My Copd Pity Party - I am a 59 year old woman, diagnosed 4 yrs, ago with stage 4 COPD. It definitely is a rough road to navigate. I honestly can't tell you the last time I...
    chickenchit chickenchit 56-60 4 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    11 Years With Copd - Hi I have had copd for 11 years I have been in intensive care twice I am on 5 liters of oxygen 24 hours a day, this has been so hard I know that it's only been...
    gyma gyma 56-60, F Jul 22, 2013

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    With Copd Is Anyone Having This Symptom? Family Smoking Problem. Need Input!!! - I was told I have mild copd and I do have a problem in conversations. I run out of air and...
    PattiOhio PattiOhio 51-55 3 Responses Jan 9, 2011

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    I Was Diagnosed About Four Years Ago.............. -  I took it lightly. As  I do much of my health disorders.  I was given an Albuterol prescription, as well as...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2009

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    Living Day To Day With Copd - Hello Everyone,I'm 73 yrs.old and have been living with COPD for the last six years. It's a hell on earth. Had I only known how bad it would be I...
    jl1940 jl1940 70+ 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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    I Have Copd - Hi my name is Linda and diagnoised with copd in 2008, but new I had sob for a long time.  Instead of going out on disability  I retired because I was having...
    linhop2002 linhop2002 61-65 3 Responses Jan 8, 2012

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    Let me first say that I'm not here to judge. I use to be the other women, so I know exactly how you all are feeling. I just thought that maybe I would share my experience. Maybe...
    tamstaub tamstaub 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    This happens to me mostly in the mornings, when I keep waking up and falling asleep repeatedly. I wake up a 5:00AM, get ready, then I go back to sleep until 7:00AM. My bus comes at...
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    What have I done to you to make you want to see me suffer? I don't believe I have done anything....yes I got sick a lot and i had panic attacks almost every day. I didn't know...
    IcyDragon IcyDragon 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am 20 years old. Four nights ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life, and I can't even remember it happening. I went to a party with the intention of spending the night...
    lostnalone93 lostnalone93 18-21, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I was diagnose with hyper prolactin after a 500 prolactin level and after a mri with a hyperplas pituitary gland .After 2 months in cabergoline and feeling weak dizzy head aches I...
    lifeguardpr lifeguardpr 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    I really don't. I usually connect with people pretty quickly, but than because I soon become quiet after introducing myself, they think I'm being an *******, when I'm not, I just...
    jayjayfilms jayjayfilms 18-21, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I Confessed to my girl friend that even though I am a man I have always thought like a girl. For the longest time I thought I was a freak. I found out a few years back that when I...
    kit7777 kit7777 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    Since i've been young, my mother has always been drinking. It wasn't that much whilst i was younger but i wish i had not been have to do the things i did. I have multiple stories...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I need advice. I have been married to my husband for 11 years. We have been together for 21 years. Most of these years haven't been great. He doesn't take care of his health and is...
    Traveler721 Traveler721 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Last year in June my husband of 18 years confessed to an online love affair with a lady from his company that began in April. She works in a different state hundreds of miles away...
    ydoideservethis ydoideservethis 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have been in bed sick with the flu for three days now. The chills have been unbearable. In addition, my whole body aches. My best friend asked if I needed anything. I told him I...
    christopher88 christopher88 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    He sat in the chair opposite me, a hulk of a man. His hands were cold. I could tell by the way he clenched them; fists squeezed so tightly they were white from loss of blood. His...
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    One of my tendencies is this and they mostly center around hygiene and beauty routines; I swipe my deodorant on 30 swipes. I have done this daily, failing to do so only ONCE, since...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 21 hrs ago

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    My husbands suddenly gone from healthy to not healthy at all. He is scheduled for open heart surgery next week and I'm just shocked. We have been struggling with bills since he was...
    crystalkat crystalkat 51-55, F 21 hrs ago

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    hi every one, i was so desperate that i decided to share my story here with u,tnx for reading. i am 24 ,married.my husband was my classmate n we married after we" fell in love...
    fereni fereni 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I am DONE with running away all the time!! I have tried everything - I've tried being nice, I've tried confronting you, I've tried avoiding you, but nothing has worked! You...
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    About five years ago, while working at a small "mom & pop" store, I met a great guy. He was not someone that would immediately catch your eye, just an "average joe" if you will...
    Poss84 Poss84 26-30, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Hmm well hello, my name is Melissa and I have Dissociative Identity Disorder, uhm and I'm not the main Alter of this body, and well because of that I dont have much time of my own...
    fairyMelissa fairyMelissa 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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