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Stage IV and Rehab

My FEV is 27% and it seems it is getting worse by the day. I do not cough up anything anymore and I am too out of breath to even think. Will rehab help stage IV? I have to do something, I do not want to die anytime soon.

  1. I'm so sorry you have been struggling. I see you've had a couple suggestions. Have you spoken to your doctor yet? Please keep us updated on how you're doing. Wishing you all the best, April - COPD. net Team

    1. I use Mucinex that loosens the mucus it helps to cough up what you need to get out


  2. Hi joye, and thanks for your post. I see my colleague, , has already chimed in and shared some interesting material which focuses on your concerns with pulmonary rehabilitation and advanced COPD.
    I thought you might also be interested in this article: https://copd.net/living/progress-can-be-slowed. This material focuses on slowing the progression of the disease by modifying one's lifestyle. Many of our community members are living long, productive and enjoyable lives with COPD.
    Have you had an opportunity to discuss this with your physician as yet? The doctor may have some advice or be able to make suggestions as well.
    What do you think?
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

    1. Hi Joye, I am sure others will chime in with their experience with pulmonary rehab. From what I have heard though, many have had a positive experience with it and find it really helpful. Here are a few articles we have on it if you are interested in reading about their experiences: https://copd.net/living/pulmonary-rehab,https://copd.net/living/lets-talk-pulmonary-rehabilitation, https://copd.net/living/10-benefits-of-pulmonary-rehabilitation, https://copd.net/living/respiratory-rehab. Wishing you a peaceful day. All the best, Sam S. (COP.net, team member).

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