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When walking outside my 02 sats fall to 89 and sometimes 88. Is this dangerous?
Doing better than I have been. I have early stage 4 COPD with FEV1 levels in the high 20s after a bout with bronchitis. Slowly I’ve started exercising again and now have worked my way back up to being able to do 5 miles on a stationary bike. I’ve recently been using my POC while exercising indoors but not outdoors. When walking my O2 sats…
Hi nottus amd thanks for letting us know you’re feeling ‘fine’. Why do you appear to be somewhat doubtful? Leon (site moderator)
Fine I suppose
Hi Lynn545 and thanks for letting us know you feel okay. I hope this feeling continues for you. All the best, Leon (site moderator)
Hi Dxred and thanks for your post. In general the term ‘productive’ when it comes to COPD and coughing refers to the ‘production’ of mucus in the airways. Wheezing, in general, is the ‘whistling’ noise that can be heard with or without a stethoscope. It is usually caused by constricted airways and/or airways that are congested with mucus. I hope…
Hi 55panhead and glad to hear you find comfort in knowing we exist here! We’re glad to have you as part of our community as well. Please know we are always here for support and information. We’ll look forward to your continued participation. Wishing you the best, Leon (site moderator)
Hi again, ElizabethEagle and thanks for clarifying your situation. Having the oxygen for use at night must help you to feel more comfortable while you’re sleeping. Wishing you the best, Leon (site moderator)
Hi again, ElizabethEagle and thanks for your reply. It’s good that you have oxygen to utilize when your oxygen saturation level drops below 90% saturation. It’s part of being able to manage your condition at home in conjunction with your inhalers. Keep up the good work! Leon (site moderator)
Anytime my oxygen drops below 90 I have to use my oxygen. And I also used 2 to inhaler a day.
Yes I have to sleep with oxygen at night and some days all days other days not at all . Weather Affects it.
@55panhead We’re so happy to be here for support. Please let us know if you need anything. You are not alone! -Graceann (COPD.net Team Member)
Does productive mean mucus??? If so, yes I get a non productive cough and wheezing together, I haven’t figured out if there’s any correlation between the two when that happens(yet).
So glad this group exists.Maybe I won’t feel so alone now in this battle
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