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Lung pills?

Over the last 15 years or so, occasionally I get something that tells me it will help my lung function, sometimes this is in pill form, and once it was something called "Liquid Oxygen" I think. I tried these, because I was desperate to breathe "normally" and for one month I could try it out cheaper. I am tempted to do the same thing again, has anyone tried something like this? Also, even at my age (and many other medical issues I have) I am getting depressed that all I can do now is drive my son to work and sit at my computer all day, because I can do little else actively. I do not do a lot of walking, in fact, if I have to walk in a store, I don't go in that store. All I want to do is breathe like a regular human being.

  1. Everyone, to be clear, I know there is no cure for COPD. All I am looking for is some sort of relief, even if it is temporary, and if I find some pills, or other OTC meds that I think that can do that for me, I will try them. I am going to talk to my doctor about Prednisone also.

    1. This is highly informative Leon thanks!


    2. Hi again, glacesoundracer - glad to hear you found this was informative for you. I do hope it helps!!
      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  2. Hi , and thanks for your reply. You make a good point. Liquid oxygen, as a supply of gaseous, medical-grade oxygen, works for hospitals, and some patient's storage or dispensing systems in the home.


    However, the liquid oxygen vitamin/supplement use and success may be extremely subjective and can vary from person-to-person. Before using a product such as this, I would suggest checking with one's physician.


    What do you think?

    Nice to see you posting here again!


    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    1. No. I am on oxygen only when I lay down to sleep, which is two or three times a day, depending on how I feel. As I also have sleep apnea, I am also on the Trilogy 100 passive ventilator. Anyway..the "liquid oxygen" I am talking about is in a bottle form with a dropper for dosage, not prescribed, you can get it online. And with the pills, also online, I have come across some that have helped and some that have not, and it has been so long since I have tried any, I honestly don't remember now what helped and what did not. I am ok, I guess. I am normally a happy person, but lately I have been down at my inability to do basically anything but sit here at the computer on a daily basis and drive my son to work. I do have other health issues also that stop me from doing a lot of what I would normally do, but COPD is a big stopper for me, as everyone here knows it is a big circle, it is hard to exercise, because you can't breathe, but you have to exercise to breathe better...

      1. I only use it when I lay down, or feel sick and my O2 drops. If I am sitting here at the computer, like I do most of my day, I am usually at 95% and do not use it. Yes I will keep everyone updated about how I am feeling or thinking..thanks!


      2. Hi again, , and thanks for your most recent replies - we appreciate your candor with the community. I want to thank you for clarifying what you meant by liquid oxygen (the drops you mentioned), and the online pills, which are over-the-counter. It can be difficult to keep track of what is helping and what is not.
        From what you've shared, it sounds like your oxygenation is good during the day, when you are up, since you shared you are at 95% saturation. Does the oxygen help you when you are lying down? It sounds like it does.
        We're glad to have you as a member of our online community. Thanks for letting us know you plan to keep us posted as to how you're doing. We are all concerned for you!
        Warm regards,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    2. Hi again, , and thanks for this post. You mentioned that, over the years, you have tried various approaches to managing this condition. "Liquid Oxygen" (which you shared), would be supplemental oxygen therapy delivered with a nasal cannula or mask. Did you find this helped you? Are you using supplemental oxygen now?
      You also mentioned a 'pill form' for treatment. Do you recall the name of the medication?

      How are you feeling nowadays? Are you being followed by a physician? How do you manage this condition now!

      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

      1. , I am sorry, I realized just now, I did not fully answer your questions. I only see a doctor, a regular doctor, when I am having issues. I have not seen a specialist in several years, as I really don't travel well these days. I manage this condition now by doing as little as I possibly can get away with, honestly. Until I can find a way to breathe better, even temporarily, that is all I can do. Thank you for asking.


      2. Hi again, sixeyes, and thanks for this recent reply and explanation, above. Please, there is no need to apologize - whenever you are able to respond works fine for me!
        I appreciate your reasoning - it's always best, when one understands their own particular medical condition (as you do), to take care of themselves the best they can. No one knows / understands how you feel quite as well as you do.
        Keep up the good work! And, if you don't mind, please keep us apprised of how you're doing.
        Warm regards,
        Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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