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I was diagnosed with COPD/emphysema 4 months ago, I quit smoking 12 years ago and was shocked to have received this diagnosis. I smoked for 27 years 3 or 4 cigs a day. Since diagnosis I have improved my diet and excercise everyday. I have had a lung function test and I’m not quite stage 1. I feel shortness of breath, wheezing, and a wee bit of a cough. I use Symbicort when I need it with rescue inhaler.
I’m trying to learn as much as possible. So far, diet and excercise seem to be the way to go. Wish me luck.

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  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi COPDme and welcome!
    Of course we wish you luck!!
    Congrats on quitting smoking as long as 12 years. That is a significant accomplishment and one you should be so very proud of. As you are not doubt aware, quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for yourself with COPD.
    Please take some time to look around our website. There is so much information about COPD, I’m sure you will find it very informative.
    If there is anything I or any of the other moderators can assist you with, please just let us know.
    Warm regards,
    Leon (site moderator)

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