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Help ! 20 year old with Severe COPD

Been diagnosed with Severe COPD ans GERD 4 months ago (Fev1/Fvc pred% 43%). Still now I'm not able to breathe normally, i was constantly breathless for 2 months and my meds were working fine and i was doing fine , last month i smoked again and messed up my lungs again took steriods for 2 weeks it got better as soon they got over I'm having mild breathlessness for over 15days now , I'm constantly breathless 24/7. I take Budesonide and formetoral inhaler twice and Acebrophylline at night , it just doesn't improve anything. I can't visit th3 Doc due to Complete lockdown in my area .Also my GERD symptoms have flared up I'm burping and farting excessively. I am gonna take antacids from today. Can i expect my conditions to become normal , can i be free from breathlessness or I'm gonna stay breathless for the rest of my life. Please help me with you insights. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜‡

  1. I find it so hard to go through a day, it's like being in hell, I'm feel like having mild asthma all the time 24/7 , I'm already taking Methylpredisolone , Acebrophylline , and Budesonide inhaler , things are not at all improving , I wonder if there are anything other medicines. I just want to quit my life already. I just came back from sitting on the balcony and wanting to jump , only because of my parents. I don't want to hurt them but I can't suffer either ๐Ÿฅฒ. Life is not meant for me. I salute those people living with stage 3 and stage 4 copd and the ones with oxygen concentrators , i wonder how . But I can't stand this disease ๐Ÿ˜”

    1. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear what you're enduring right now. It sounds like a lot! I'm sure that once you can get the right combination of medications, get the GERD under control, and see your doctor things will improve. Obviously it's very important to get an appointment with the doctor, which is obviously a problem right now. Can you get a virtual visit? At this point, that would definitely be better than nothing. If you can, make the most of the appointment by writing down ahead of time so it's clear in your mind and you don't forget to tell the doctor anything. This is especially helpful if you feel like they're rushing you. Have a list of all the symptoms you've been experiencing, how long they've been going on, how long they last, what medications you're taking and how often, and how your feeling in general. Be sure to mention the GERD.

      People can develop COPD at any stage in life, so don't be discouraged. Take charge of your health and I promise, you'll find ways to get to a "normal" way of living.

      All the best,
      Lyn (COPD site moderator)

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