Clear Mucus

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I am getting breathless yet again at least i got 2 month this time being ok i guess as they say it does just worse as for 2 year was never this bad where it kept going on and on.  Anyway this time i am so breathless and bringing up a lot of mucus but this time that is clear so does that mean i can still get steriods as my leaflet i have says to get in touch when it goes darker just dont know

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    Dear Margaret. I get to keep a home supply of steroids and antibiotic which are on repeat prescription. When I get wheezy and more breathless and coughing more than usual I take the steroids soon as possible but not at night cos I couldn't sleep. Normally feel a lot better pretty soon and fine when the course is finished 5 days. I take the antibiotics if the mucus goes coloured throughout the day Take them soon as possible and if you can drop a sputum sample into health centre. I've had this for 7 years and this system certainly works well for me. It is quite a lot I take but get told if I need them take them. Hope this has been a wee bit of help to you

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    Steroids and antibiotics are used when you have a lung infection, you shouldn't be using them if you do not have an infection.  Make an appointment to see your doctor asap or at least make a telephone appointment to discuss your symptoms.

    Your doctor can listen to your lungs to confirm if you do or do not have an infection.  Clear mucus usually indicates there is no infection.

    A change in weather, colder, damp, windy can make many of us more breathless, being breathless does not mean there is a lung infection.  Just be sure to take your inhaler medication as prescribed and if this is not helping check in with your doctor or respiratory nurse.

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      Yes well that is the problem clear mucus even tho its a lot is no infection so do i just keep taking the steriods but then i feel i have been taking them so much this year every month this time 2 months and that cant be good either but i cant function if not. The blue inhaler does nothing at all for me now so i do need the steriods but taken them so much is a worry to me when i never had to before i am active and dont smoke now only vape so i am so fed up with this illness
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      You need to speak with your GP concerning your prescribed medication.  Oral steroids are only prescribed if needed, if your doctor has prescribed them then you will need his or her advice on continuing or stopping them, Suggest you read the information leaflet that comes with the prescribed medication.

      As I said above.......

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      If your inhaler medication is not working for you you need to chat with your doctor concerning this.  "

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    I get breathless as well. My respirologist has now given me a two breaking tests. Sleep apnea which is mild. This week he gave me mask to wear only at night where I inhale during the night. Hard to get used to but can say my breathing is better and not feeling so tired. It's distilled water set at the lowest level that I breath in. I can see the difference after just the 4 days I am trying this.

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    Hi I am not happy as my Husband is very ill, with a hacking cough. He cant bring any Mucus up, and is now on a special cough medicine on prescription only. He has several other issues. He s very weak as hes got aneamia as well, severe sight & hearing loss and chronic on going Osteo-arthritis. He s also got sking cancer and although treatable he has an appointment to go on wednesday.If any one can give any advise I would be greatful. Thank-you regards Amanda

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      Mucodyne and drinking plenty of water to help keep the mucus thin and more easily able to cough up.  A sputum sample for the doctor to send for analysis may help determine what course of treatment your husbands doctor can prescribe.  If symptoms are severe and ongoing your doctor can refer your husband back to a specialising respiratory consultant.  In all cases discuss the problems with your husbands GP.

      For your husbands other issues he needs to discuss those separately with the appropriate specialists concerned.  These being unrelated to COPD need treating separately.  

      You can find OA discussion forum on the link directly below:

      http://patient.info/forums/discuss/browse/osteoarthritis-1632

      For help concerning skin cancer you may want to go to Melanoma UK website or if you do not live in the UK a similar organisation and support in the country you reside.

      or here at patient UK the non melanoma skin cancer discussion forum: 

       http://patient.info/health/skin-cancer-non-melanoma/discuss

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      Hello Vee,I am on those other message boards.!I am concerned that my poor husband is totally unable to bring an mucus up.Hence the mucodein.Hes been on a course of antibiotics as well. From what I gather it's a nasty virus.Regards Amanda

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      do speak with your husbands doctor regarding your concerns about your husband, info as I've mentioned above.

      Hope your husband is feeling better soon.

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      Hi Vee2, I will be speaking with the Gp tomorrow. Hes due to finish his antibiotics tomorrow. Last year he had pluerisy so maybe its all come back. But I spoke to his sister who seemed to think as hes eating then its just that this Virus is a nasty one and taking a while to clear up. Sometimes I get the feeling that as my Hubby is over 60, he can get on with it. But I will fight all the way for him. And as for other issues on here I have joined the groups. Regards Amanda 
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    I am fed up of having COPD I have had this chesty cough since first of September and still got it in November.I have had 4 lots of Antibiotic's an steriods.Now got a steriod inhaler.I asked for a chest x ray,that came back with something on my lung.Now waiting for a CT scan.I keep waking up wheezy.Will have to get up early tomorrow to try an get a drs appointment.

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    I thought when you get a cough with copd after a month or more it went away(in my case it never went away).Then sometime or other it rears its ugly head an comes back again.Mine hasn't gone anywhere.I have just been to see my dr.an he said I will always have this cough an wheezyness.Not very cheery news I must say.rolleyes

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      Do contact the lung foundation or association in the country you are living maggie for further understanding, often they have a helpline you can call.  In UK its the British lung foundation contact details here : https://www.blf.org.uk/

       

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