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DX 2 weeks ago

  • By BeeTx

    The Dr. DX me 2 weeks ago. I DX myself almost 2 years ago and had a huge problem getting help from medical society. They always knew about my cronic bronchitis and would treat the symptoms but when I needed O2 that was like asking for a golden apple!! I’m still struggling with wet coughs, tight chest, exhaustion, insomnia, brain fog and back pain when I,m up over 10 minutes. ….. I knew pretty much I have this but the confirmation sent me into the depths of my mortality. So I am back working on living one hour at a time and moving forward best I can.. I have a lot of allergies to dust, mold, grasses , pollen, cleaners, some perfumes. I had asthma a long time too. So naturally I assumed my problems were asthma for the longest until I read up on COPD. I’m 62, female, obese, diabetic T2 on insulin, low thyroid, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, digestive problems, ocular migraines and regular migraines and neck pain headaches.. I have struggled with depression and anxiety for my whole life and of course the breathing problem makes them worse. I have grandkids to live for so I am embarking on improving my health and will be reading this site from beginning to end. Thanks, Bee in Texas

  • By Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT Moderator

    Hi Beetx and thanks so much for sharing your experience with COPD as well as your other health conditions. We’re glad you found our site and appreciate your candor.
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    We look forward to your continued participation.
    Warm regards,
    Leon (site moderator)