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Old 09-10-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: FL.
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The Doc told be to use the oxygen generator w/setting number 2 1/2 at night during sleep.

I found that it does help a little and is something I have to get use to, comes off my nose when I turn over and ettc.

BUT my question is that it seem now when I do a little walking that my breathing is worse ???

Is this possible?
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Yes, your COPD is getting worse. I have it, too. You need breating treatments with either an inhaler or nebulyzer. I prefer the nebulyzer as it works better for me. You should be seeing a pulmonologist.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:54 PM
 
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I do have a pulmonologist.

What i'm trying to ask is I believe that using Oxygen at night has make being active worse as I think my body is getting use to it like a drug.

I'm just saying I think my breathing issue is worse now after using it for a month every night.

Any comments on same ??
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, CA
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I do have a pulmonologist.

What i'm trying to ask is I believe that using Oxygen at night has make being active worse as I think my body is getting use to it like a drug.

I'm just saying I think my breathing issue is worse now after using it for a month every night.

Any comments on same ??
Are you involved in a COPD support group, I would ask your question there. Your reasoning sounds somewhat logical...
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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my body is getting use to it like a drug.


Well, of course your body "is getting used to it". Your body needs oxygen to survive. It's not like it's an addition issue.


Using the oxygen at night is helping your body remember what it was like to have enough in your blood and cells. When you aren't using it during the day, your body is probably just reacting more severely to the LACK of oxygen than you remember or realized. It's possible that you didn't notice how your low levels were affecting you as much because it was so gradual. But now you are experiencing those lows every day in a shorter time.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: FL.
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Is there a COPD support group here ?
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:25 PM
 
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Is there a COPD support group here ?
No
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:40 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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As my late husband's COPD got worse, he went from using 1 inhaler to 2 and finally to 3, concurrently. Most COPD patients are/were smokers. My late husband wouldn't quit and couldn't see the writing on the wall as inhaler 2 and 3 were finally prescribed for him. If you haven't quit smoking and you are on 2 or 3 inhalers, you are running out of time. The time to act is passing you by.

Yes, I am a former smoker; having switched to vaping over 7 years ago now. While I am not healthy, I can breathe better than I ever could as a smoker.
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Old 09-27-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Aliso Viejo, Orange County, CA
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Is there a COPD support group here ?
Try checking your local hospital's outpatient services.
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