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Unremitting mucus

I'd appreciate any advice on controlling the mucus coming from my lungs. It's gross. I go through at least one large box of tissue a day just hacking it up.

Thus far nebulizer and inhalers don't seem to affect it.

Thanks,
Carol

  1. Hi Dee here letting everyone know I love how the Aerobika works to loosen mucus.


    1. Hi Dee (deeder), and thanks for sharing the positive experiences you have using this device (the Aerobika), with the community. We appreciate your input.
      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  2. What I've learned about living with COPD the last four years.

    1. I use Anoro once a day,

    2. My house is a "sent free" zone. Prevents nasal and lung
    irritations.

    3. Avoid any possible activity that produces airborne dust.

    4. Avoid winds greater than 20MPH or very cold air temperatures.

    5. Outside of your own home, wear an N95 or KN95 mask making
    sure always covering your mouth and nose.

    1. Hi 1dip, and thanks so much for joining in this conversation. We appreciate you sharing these four bits of advice which you have learned from managing COPD for the last four years.

      We appreciate your feedback and input. Keep up the good work!

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

  3. When I have a lot of mucus in my lungs, my shortness of breath increases substantially. It eventually works it's way out, (sometimes a large amount comes up all at once), then breathing improves 50 percent! My new pulmo has me on one pred per day to help control inflammation, which causes the mucus to build up. The main thing is to avoid exacerbations. I still have general discomfort, sometimes pain, & I take codeine/butab for that. It helps 90% of the time. The late-nite drowsiness is the big problem right now. I'm stage 4 & I have a CPAP, so I have that issue. New PFT coming up in December they say. I'm hoping for better than 25%, my last score several months ago. That's NOT good. And the constant fatigue is tough. Can't stand for long periods, have to sit dwn to rest frequently. Can't jog like I used to cz' I need my lungs for that. Libido affected as well. Could've avoided this by making better choices earlier in life. Too late now (I just turned 70) so now I'm making an effort to adapt. Money has never been an issue but money can't buy good health, the most important asset there is. I'm concerned about my independence, ability to drive & walk, etc. 🙁

    1. I don't remember what I wrote that u're replying to, but I thank u for the good wishes. I do so wish this hadn't happened, but I'm thankful I have good insurance & good drs. I hope u have the same. Take care.


    2. Hi derek, and thanks for chiming in here with your response to . The post that you may not remember so clearly is from October 31, 2020 and is visible just above here - it is located just above warenf's post to you. Should you want to refresh your memory, just scroll up a little bit.
      I hope this is of help for you.
      All the best,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

  4. My pulmonologist told me to use lemon(real) juice squeezed fresh from 1/2 of a lemon, and and a tsp of honey( I used local honey), warmed twice daily. It worked so well for me.

    1. Hi vicky dawn, and thanks for sharing the success you're having using the recommendations of your pulmonologist with the community. We appreciate your feedback.

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

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