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Im new here (62) and have stage 4 COPD, Emphysema and an assortment of other ailments, nice to see people who can still do things with their COPD, walking, stairs, etc. I have a tough time, this year is the worst.

  1. Glad I found this forum ,

    1. , we are so glad you found it too, we appreciate you, and we hope you will continue to share with us! ~Melanie (team member)

  2. Great reply Melanie ,I'm in Australia I have COPD emphases I'm 68yrs old ,this has all come on me last few yrs unfortunately ,IV noticed I'm getting body jerks or jumps usually every afternoon when I'm relaxing have you heard of this?all my dr says is probably nerves!! It's really annoying on top of everything else that comes with this disease thanks.take care

    1. Im 59 And Stage 4.I Started Body Jerks At Night My Whole Body Jerked.They Finalky Just Started Easing Off I Hardly Have Them Now But It Lasted Several Months But Doctors Couldnt Tell Me Why I Was Having Them They Looked At Me Like I Was Stupid.

    2. yes that sounds like what U have,usually when I'm relaxing doesn't happen when I'm driving ,luckily!seems to happen most days u wonder if my meds may cause them thanks take care

  3. Hi! Welcome to the group. This is a very friendly, supportive site.
    I also have very severe emphysema, and it is limiting. However, I have decided to do what I ca do. I know I can't run up and down the stairs, so I take them slowly. Also, I have been walking on a treadmill, and that has really helped my energy and stamina. I am up to a magnificent 8 minutes at a time, headed for whatever I can get to.
    I haven't been out much this past year, but am starting to cautiously venture out again. Are you able to do any walking? If you try a little exercise, you may find it helps. Let me know.

    1. , welcome. I am sorry to hear this is such a difficult time, but I wanted to let you know you have our support. If you have questions, or just want someone to listen, please don't hesitate to reach out. Warmly, Melanie (team member)

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