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Hi to all my fellow bronchi sufferers.  How are you all coping with the coming winter ?  In my previous post I said that I had bought a puppy .  I cannot stress how much the twice daily walk has helped with my breathlessness and also clearance.  I am not suggesting that everyone gets a puppy, but the excercise is benificial. I know that the breathing will not actually improve,but  I feel I can cope with it better.  Hope you are all coping with this awful disease

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    Hi marion great to hear you and puppy doing well, i should imagine he or she will have grown a bit more, is it a small breed or large, i have a doberman but she is small for a doberman and she is three. i did not take her for a walk this morning as i have yet another chest infection and not to good, hope i will be ok soon when my antibiotics should start to work, even so i might venture out for just a little walk as she is sat by the door waiting in anticipation and i know it will do me good also.

              take care sylvia. 

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      Hello Sylvia, sorry to hear that you have a chest infection at the moment, I wish you well.  My puppy is a shih tzu, very loving and affectionate. She is 6 months old now.  She loves her twice daily walks.  My boss has a very large doberman who is very affectionate as well.

      Do you find the weather affects your chest ?  I live in London, so it cokd and damp at the moment.  I use a serotide inhaler twice a day which is supposed to help prevent chest infections.  I do take it religiously and so far this year I have only had one infection.  What medication do youtake ?

       

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      hi Marion, i do in deed find the weather affects my chest,i finished a three month course of antibiotics a week ago and felt great till yesterday, i am back to square one,so i am blaming the weather, steroids of any sort are no help,i use a ventolin inhaler which helps me a lot, i have tried lots of medication over the years (74) but antibiotics are my life saver at the moment. i live in mid wales and i am lucky to live in the hills where there is plenty of fresh air and sheep.i think with bronchi its trial and error with medication, i will be seeing my chest consultant next week perhaps he will give me something new this time, he does try, bless him.

      take care and keep wrapped up when you go for walks.

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    Hi  Itold in August that I have it but the hospital the hospital have know in July last year I have 2 dogs the old one who is 15 yrs old soon only likes a short walk round park the other one goes to the park in the morning and over the fields in the afternoon I also go swimming at lest once a week now hospital said it is good for me I have salami like then twice a day I think it is called Eklira genuair but the winter always not so good got worst since change in weather also had chest infection in September x
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    A puppy can have huge physical and emotional benefits.  So glad it is helping.  Have you, or anyone else reading this, tried an inversion table to help clear your lungs?

     

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      Hi Gary, I have heard of the inversion table, but not tried it   Do you use it ?

      I imagine it puts the body in a good posistion for clearance  I just keep the excrcises given to me by the physiotherapist. Sometimes they don't work but  mostly they are quite easy.

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    I have ordered an inversion table.  I currently hang over the bed, and the mucus flows.  I have heard there are other benefits to the table, so decided to try it.  Will post results when I get it.

     

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