COPD & Emphysema Support Group

COPD is a progressive disease characterized by airflow obstruction or limitation. Emphysema is characterized by loss of elasticity of the lung tissue, destruction of structures supporting the alveoli and of capillaries feeding the alveoli. Both have symptoms that include shortness of breath, among other respiratory troubles. If you are a COPD or Emphysema sufferer, join the group and find support.

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  • Rogersbaby


    On the link for the Canadian Forum it won't let me do anything. It says to verify your not a robot and I did but it won't go through so? I'm not sure what to do!!!Help
  • Rogersbaby


    Is everyone here from Canada? 
  • Rogersbaby


    Hello, I just joined this group due to my problem with COPD I was hoping to meet people that are going through the same problem that I have or maybe been there. I just need someone to talk to that can understand!
  • Rogersbaby

    Doctor Day

    Good morning or good night gwato! Feeling a little anxious today. Going to the doctor, I have a whole lot of questions to ask and for him to explain so wish me luck. My back is hurting pretty bad this morning and I had another one of the coughing spells SAT. night so I was sore and hurt yesterday. Does everyone have coughing spells where your coughing but yet can't breathe all at the same time? I...
  • Bettyrunge

    The bell with it

    I've made several replies to posts from people who want to talk to others with emphysema. I haven't had much advice or encouragement to offer I am 87, have emphysema, very hi and hard to control blood pressure, acute acid reflux and neuropathy. I can't walk, eat or breathe without a lot of pain. I had to give up my home, which I really loved, and come to live with my daughter. I am so...
  • beachlover5008

    new here

    I just signed up here. I have COPD. I dont know what stage, but my guess is that it is end stage. I was diagnosed  just a few years ago. I am on oxygen all the time and get very winded with almost no exertion. My heart rate goes crazy too. I  make a constant whistle/wheezing sound. The only that seems to help is when I am sitting quietly and not even moving my head . My pulmonary doc said it...
  • missy2010

    How do people cope with copd and Emphysema

    Hi,Its my first time on here, I am struggling with multiple chronic illnesses and would love to hear from other people who are struggling and what coping mechanisms they may have any tips would be so helpful.
  • jarca1

    COPD Support Group Suggestions

    I just wrote up a whole post of suggested COPD support group sites & seemed to have lost it when trying to copy & past it to a new topic to make more sense. So i'm rather upset on another "glitch" I seemed to have found. Because of cutting & pasting this seems to be in all size of font. I am sorry but could not find a way to fix that; so please enlarge your font to a size you can read...
  • Wiser

    End stage COPD with pf and dementia

    So worried about my 82 year old mother. Her health has taken a turn for the worse. She has COPD pf and dementia. A couple weeks ago her oxygen levels were dropping into the low 70. Last Monday it dropped to 63. The dr say it's end stage COPD. We had to admit her to a nursing facility with hospice. They have her on 14 lpm oxygen and her oxygen level is 88. I don't want her to suffer. Has anyone...
  • Peta44

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation Video

    There are loads of videos on you tube but here is one Published on 20 Nov 2014 The Toronto Western Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Home Exercise DVD was created to help people with chronic lung disease learn to: - Be more active... more and watch the video here:
  • DottieJean


    I could sleep all day..........I have about 50 percent lung function is this normal????
  • Sunshine1

    Final stage

    Hello,First time here I'm terrified, doing in home hospice ,57 years old so isolated and confused ,some days I feel like I'm ready others I don't ,not much support from hospice 
  • missbehav


    I am only 46 and my doc says i have copd
  • Peta44

    Crafts at Home when you can't get out

    Any one who enjoys knitting or chrochet and has an abundance of wool, this is something to occupy the time and to give something to help those in need:Knit a square
  • DottieJean


    Good Morning!  Could anyone tell me why I don't wheeze lying down but only when I am upright?  Also I am So tired all the time I could sleep all day.  Anyone have any ideas for that?  I hope you are all having a good day.Dotty