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hello im not sure if this is the right place but on the 2/4/2015 i was diagnosed with stage 3 copd after breathing problems yes i smoke and in the process of quitting i have never suffered with coughs or colds so have no idea why it has hit me this way so any info will be greatly appreciated thank you and GOD BLESS

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    That's the problem with COPD, you can have it for years and never display any symptoms like coughing, trouble breathing, or exhaustion. Please, please try to definitely quit smoking. From what I have been told you can still develop Stage Four symptoms. Make sure you start exerting, walking daily, and eat good nutritional meals. You should be able to live a very product
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      thank you im down to 5 cigs a day compared to 20 on the day i was diagnosed so hopefully within the next few weeks i will be a nonsmoker i try to get daily but i live on the top floor and there is no lift so struggle with that and i eat fresh food has much has i can 
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    Hi jackie I have stage 3 was diagnosed 2012 with btween 2/3 stage I stopped smoking when walked out of docs think shock and fear. Went cold turkey for 2weeks but knew needed some help so been on e.cig for nearly 3years but have never touched a real cig can't handle the smell even never thought id say that..was told my lung volume is 47% bit scary really but I still go to work do a very physical job I take my dog for walks daily I get breathless but just have to do it as live on my own don't have any support really always been independent so I just push myself as much as I can as don't have much choice.it may take u a while to get ur head round it jackie I still am my head wants to do things but my body tired esp after work...wish didn't have to work as tires me to do or go anywhere...I'm 58 how old are u if u don't mind me asking...imm sorry I can't give u any information as I don't know much myself....just I'm at the same stage as you.x
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      thank you like you i live on my own and not allowed to work due to epilepsy so its hard for me im not complaining just dont know where i stand with this new illness if i can call it that im going cold turkey like i did with drink. i turned 50 last august i try and keep busy has much has i can and stay strong for my daughter who lives in another town any info is appreciated 
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      I just wanted to comment on your statement that you "push yourself" physically:  one of the most important things I learned in Pulmonary Rehab was that there's no point trying to "soldier on" because you'll get tireder much faster.    I learned how to gauge when to stop and rest, which I accept wd be hard for you in a physical job.   

      If you're in Stage 3 have you been referred to rehab?  Even learning to breathe differently can conserve your energy:  I'm speaking from personal experience here

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    It's "hit  you this way" because you're a smoker!  I was too for far too long, and fooled myself that it wasn't harming me because I was so healthy.  I was diagnosed with COPD a few years after I stopped smoking.
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      hi jude im quitting and doing well has its not been a week yet and really cut down from 2o to 5 its the last bit thats not so good and at xmas i was diagnosed with P.E. but again no symptons apart from chronic pain so why wasnt my copd picked up then
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      PE?  Sorry but I don't know what the initials mean.

      I don't know why it wasn't picked up then, maybe they didn't test for it?  The usual way it's diagnosed is with a spirometry test

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      it is but not has bad has COPD but im a fighter and i have kids and grandkids to live for so doing everything to help that situations im not saying its hard because it is 
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      The comment seems rather rough.  Quoting jackie25605 back to her, hardly seems kindly.  I'm sorry you seem to continue to blame yourself for the disease.  There may well have been other factors.
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    sorry i havent been on for while but ive been in hospital with this illness plus clots on the lungs but im better now 
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      I happened upon it due to medications and symptoms, but want to wish you all good health, and hope you can relax a bit after your ordeal.  (I will not be receiving reply notifications).
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