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My Life Since 2017

When to get in shower one morning and bam… could not breathe. Admitted to hospital with CHF hypoxia and COPD. That was two years ago Dec. this year.

Pain all over

I am not on inhalers or oxygen. I have done… I think fairly well until recently. My pain is all over my body at times. I have gained way too much weight in the last year and that does not help. I have not smoked or even come close since that day of hospital admission.

Fatigue and low blood pressure

I am fighting fatigue last few months… none of the doctors claim they know why. As I said have learned more about this disease from reading on here than from any other place.

My real issue at the moment is now my blood pressure is way too low and I think this is part of my fatigue. Just the opposite from two years ago.

This is a nutshell of my story and dealings with this. I hope to learn even more on here.

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Comments

  • GoGo author
    2 days ago

    Thank you very much

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 day ago

    Hi again, GoGo – it’s our pleasure. Please know that we are glad to have you as a member of our online community here at COPD.net. Wishing you well, Leon (site moderator)

  • GoGo author
    3 days ago

    Thank you all for your posts.
    Maybe I will know more after my doctor visit Wed.
    Will post when I find out. I do not know what stage I am in…lol until I got on here did not know there were stages.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 days ago

    Hi again, GoGo and thank you for this latest response (above). I will wish you ‘good luck’ with your upcoming physician visit tomorrow. And, we’ll look forward to hearing back from you afterwards if you are able to share anything with the online community. Warmly, Leon (site moderator)

  • johnmarshall moderator
    3 days ago

    Hi @gogo, thank you so much for sharing with us. We’re thinking of you and hope you get some relief soon. Please keep us updated! – John M. (COPD.net Team)

  • HITE1955
    2 weeks ago

    Wow!! When in 2017, did this occur?!?

    I was OFFICIALLY DIAGNOSED with COPD Stage 3 on 2017 November 16 by: Dr. Husain @ Pulmonary Associates In St Augustine, Fl, @ Flagler Hospital.

  • GoGo author
    3 days ago

    Dec 12 2017

  • GoGo author
    2 weeks ago

    December 11 2017

  • HITE1955
    2 weeks ago

    @gogo, You are NEWER than Me!!
    What Stage were You diagnosed @ / in; Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3, or Stag 4, the LAST 1, days I hope not!!

  • shan00
    2 weeks ago

    Dear Gogo, Last year I suffered from extreme weakness and very short of breath.Went to the Pulmonary Dr. and they offered no help.This went on for 3 months.I figured this is my COPD getting worse. I am stage 4. Well it wasn’t the COPD. My red blood cell count was down to 7, which is bad. Went to hospital and had transfusion. They still don’t know why it was so low. Be careful, have test done for over all health problem. I learned my lesson.Get your regular Dr.to check out other reasons for health problems. I am so much better know. I will never let that happen again. Good luck.

  • GoGo author
    2 weeks ago

    I am glad you are better. Yes sometimes we have to push them to find a cause.
    I have been doing very well until about six months ago. I don’t know why this change is happening now ? I do not know what stage I am in..but intend to find out. Thank you and hope all gets better soon.

  • HITE1955
    2 days ago

    ThankYou @gogo

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 weeks ago

    Hi GoGo, and thanks for sharing your story with the community. It’s not always easy dealing with a relatively new diagnosis of COPD and all its ramifications.
    Let me see if I can help you to address some of your expressed concerns. You may be aware that conditions like COPD and congestive heart failure (CHF), can be comorbidities of one another. I thought you might find it informative to look over these two articles: First, this one on the basics of COPD: https://copd.net/basics/. And, next, this article which focuses on COPD and CHF. I hope you find them to be helpful.

    COPD has also been noted to be associated with various types of pain. Perhaps this article on COPD and pain will provide you with some additional insight for the ‘pain’ concern you expressed: https://copd.net/living/8-things-to-know-pain/.

    And finally – you mentioned how tired you can feel with this condition. Others in our community have spoken about their level of fatigue while dealing with COPD, so you are not alone! This article will provide you with some good information on COPD and fatigue: https://copd.net/living/tired-vs-copd-tired/.

    You have certainly come to the right place to become more knowledgeable about this condition. We’re glad to have you as a member of this community. Please know you are always welcome here.
    All the best, Leon (site moderator)

  • GoGo author
    2 days ago

    Thank you very much

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 day ago

    It’s our pleasure, GoGo. As mentioned, we’re glad to have you as a member of this community. Wishing you well, Leon (site moderator)

  • GoGo author
    2 weeks ago

    December 11 2017

  • HITE1955
    2 weeks ago

    ThankYou for this INFORMATION. LEON
    JAN J-MoBiLE E. HITE — ( HITE1955 )

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi again, HITE1955, and thanks for your post about COPD’s warning signs. Sometimes warning signs can be symptoms as well. So, with that in mind, I’ve found 2 articles that I think will provide you with some additional insight.
    First, this article, on the early warning signs and symptoms of a flare-up: https://copd.net/clinical/flare-warning-signs/.
    And second, this article which focuses on the subtle warning signs of COPD: https://copd.net/living/subtle-warning-signs/.
    I do hope you find them to be helpful.
    Wishing you well, Leon (site moderator)

  • HITE1955
    2 weeks ago

    @leon-lebowitz, What are the WARNING SIGNS of COPD?!

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi again, HITE1955 – glad you found this posted information to be helpful for you, too! All the best, Leon (site moderator)

  • GoGo author
    2 weeks ago

    Thank you

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 weeks ago

    Hi GoGo, it’s our pleasure! Enjoy the holiday! Leon (site moderator)

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