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COPD and Pain? It Does Exist!

Do you ever get pain that you think could be related to COPD? For example, you may get pain from chest tightness, rib cramps, skin tears, or something else? Do you feel like pain is a common symptom associated with COPD, or do you think most people don't know about it?

We've had some community members express that there IS pain related to COPD. Coughing and wheezing can be painful - but many people don't know that unless they have COPD. Why? Because COPD is invisible, and so is pain. Join us this month as we raise awareness about the connection between COPD and pain: discuss in the forums, share your story, read about it - whatever you choose!

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