COPD getting worse

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Hi, I have copd, not really sure how bad it is.

about 3 weeks ago I started to feel. unsteady when i got up from sitting, as if i was going to fall over. I ignored this and carried on. About 3 days later I could feel a cold coming on, then 2 days later I thought it had gone. one minute I was on my computer, the next thing I knew I was being woke up by a nurse in hospital 2 days later. I asked if I had been unconscious and she said no I had been fine. I can't remember a thing. Apparently I had bronchial pumonia. 10 days on antibiotics I was sent home. Now my breathing is ridiculous I'm gasping for air after getting up and getting a brew.

Any ideas please

Heartbleed.

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    I've had pneumonia myself in the past and I know that there is nothing better to take than the antibiotics. However they soon run out.

    Here in the USA I can purchase a non-prescription cold medicine called Mucinex. For me it dries up the mucus that my Bronchitis brings on. I'm informed that Costco caries a generic form called Guaifenesin.

    Gargle with warm salt water.

    Drink fluids. Fruit juices like Orange or Grape juice help me.

    Get medical assistance without delay if you feel you need it. Don't gamble with your life.

    Best of Luck

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    Thank you both for your replies. I shall try the fruit drinks. While I was in hospital I had x-rays, CT scan and blood tests, all were normal.

    Regards, Heartbleed.

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      I had pneumonia over 3 years ago and was told it could take up to 12 weeks or longer to recover from it and that was about right Just thought I would mention in case you have maybe not fully over it yet Regards James

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    Dont want to upset you but did they check your heart while you were in there? It sounds like you may have fluid or swelling and it could be your heart may not be getting enough oxygen to pump it off of you ....which can be the shortness of breath. It sounds like you clearly still have fluid in your lungs anyway. Just a thought...

    Ladyjack56

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      Most medical professionals routinely listen to their patients hearts. While it is a good thing to be through, however placing another in fear is not cool. Having your heart listened to by a medical professional is always recommended, but let us leave the diagnosis to the trained people that fully know their subject.

      Your post upset me and I know that my heart is in very good condition.

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      I think you came down a little hard on ladyjack. I think he / she was only trying to be helpful with suggestions. I don't think he/she meant to give you a diagnosis. and yes I agree that all doctors listen to your chest and your heart every time you see one. Do you know how many doctors listen to my heart before one mentioned they heard a murmur. obviously murmurs are not a serious concern but it wasn't until I asked future doctors to listen for it that they started hearing it. I've never had a whole lot of faith when a doctor listens to my lungs either since I've had chest infections when they said my lungs sounded clear. in fact my GP and my pulmonologist both said that my lungs sounded clear and that my congestion was nothing more than allergies. And within 2 months I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis.

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      Wow, the first thing I said was I'm not wanting to upset you but....geez what if I said "sounds like cancer..." that would be a diagnosis, I didn't diagnose anything. If you are sensitive about the questions you ask then you shouldn't be on here because we all speak from a place of experience because we HAVE the disease and definitely respect each other. Here's a newsflash...your heart is very much a part of your pulmonary issues because it takes oxygen to be pumping correctly so you are blessed. Pneumonia is not COPD . Watch what you ask on a public forum if you cant take the answer. I only made a suggestion.

      Ladyjack51

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      Thanks for defending my post to Larry. I have replied. I wanted to say I developed a murmer too and no one told me either. Apparently it is fairly common for COPD patients to get one but I also have CHF which means my heart is weaker anyway so I'm a mess! Lol thanks again

      Ladyjack51

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    This happened to my husband about 3 mths ago he has copd he got up in the night to go to the bathroom and he passed out cut all hes head open when I got him up he passed out again dont know cause going to hospital in April because ECG was not right

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    There Is A Thing While You Are Sitting Down Called Purse Lip Breathing. Sit Down Breath In Your Nose Then Breath Out Your Mouth. If You Have Copd You Need To See A DR. Take A Pomalary Test And That Will Tell You How Bad Your Copd Is I Have Stage 4 The Best Thing I Do Is Take My Meds And Walk Walk Walk. I Have Gotten Better By Doing This. Hope You Get Better You Are Not Alone. Try To Stay Calm.

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