I was diagnosed 6 years ago when I had pneumonia. I was given a nebulizer and breathing meds. I managed really well until August of last year and had “the bump” as they call it and things have been worse.
I take a lot of vitamins and eat fairly healthy. I have had to learn that on some days I just have to take it easy and do nothing – I am reading books by the dozens. Walking a short distance is hard and leaves me breathless – but I can go to Walmart or where they have carts and it is like a walker for balance. I try to get my exercise that way.
Magnesium (1000mg -1250mg) really have helped the muscles in my rib cage, and leg cramps. I just bought a room de-humidifier to see if that helps my breathing because here in Alabama, the humidity is horrible – I actually think it is helping – anyone else tried this??
I have found that 20-40 oz. of water with lemon juice (juice of a whole fresh lemon) will clear the mucus and make it almost clear and easier to get up and out of my lungs.
I am 71 years old and do not have to take any other meds, thank the Lord. I enjoy these forums for all the information – not everything works for everyone so it is trial and error.
I am thankful for every day.