May have COPD

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I'm a 57 year old I may have COPD been on antibiotics for a chest infection I have been losing weight and having back pain back pain has been there a long time I was quite active.  I had lung function test after I finished antibiotics it was better I have a dry mouth, cough got to have a chest x-ray tonight like a skeleton can't sit anywhere for long Anxiety levels are sky high due to have a spirometry test in June due to being on antibiotics just seem to pull every muscle in my back I am back on antidepressants after coming off them after 21 years my hand won't stop shaking and just tired all the time Any advice 

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    Hi Luna

    Some antibiotics make some people hyper or anxious and may interfere with proper sleep. Ditto for steroids whether taken orally as pills or inhalers/puffers, or as shots. Any of these drugs can have these effects. If they are combined with as little as a single 6 oz cup of regular coffee, the effect is much worse. More cups of coffee or sub an espresso for a coffee and things really spiral. All of tgese drugs & the coffee can cause one's hands to shake, blood pressure to soar and heart rate to go nuts.

    But that doesn't mean one can ditch all these meds. Coffee & tea & all other forms of caffeine can be ditched while you wait a short time to see your doctor, because you need to tell your doc just what you told us. Call your doc/specialist/nurse right away.

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    why are you posting on the copd page
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      I AM NOT A WEIRDO! FYI I was diagnosed with Empysema I 1991. I was in several drug studies, hoping to find a cure or this dreadful disease.I have been an active member of the COPD forum for several years and offered help to many fellow COPERS. NO, I am not a weirdo.  and  you should be ashamed to refer that I am a weirdo.


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      Morty, I never said you were a weirdo nor did I doubt your emphysema. We DO get some weirdos. In particular, a guy who went by Italianlifter when I first came across him. He's got a whole schtick about how sick he is, at 24, while working as a firefighter (!) and getting all these tests that show him to be healthy. It drags on and on and he needles folks a lot. He's a fraud and he keeps getting kicked off, then comes back under a different user name. Or maybe he's mental rather than a fraud. Either way, he doesn't belong in this forum.

      Just yesterday we had somebody post some lunacy. I reported that to the moderator & the post was taken down. This poster, Lina, is just like you & me in that she's having lung problems. We get a lot of folks asking us if they might have COPD.

      Again, I neither called you a weirdo nor doubted your right to be here. Had this been your original post perhaps there would've been cause for you to assume I referred to you. But it wasn't your post so why you'd make that assumption is beyond me.

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