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Have read where oxygen is really not to help the lungs so much as to help the heart. It works so hard pumping and the oxygen is supposed to help. Have been using oxygen for a week, mainly at night when I sleep (it dries out my sinus and eyes so badly, even with eye drops and saline for nose....) but in using the oxymeter (what measures it from the finger) the pulse is still high in the high 80's sometimes 90, even at rest. I use the nebulizer but it is only occasionally that I can cough up mucus (and yes what a relief, breathing is better) does not happen often. It is hot and humid here in Arkansas and the last 2 weeks feel like a prisoner- want to be out and drive to pharmacy, local store, - the weather takes my breath away. I put Vaseline in nose, yeti pot, eye gel for eyes, but between oxygen and a/c (which I feel is expelling some bad air) it is most uncomfortable. It is depressing, even though I try to lighten up - do not have friends that can drop things and come take me out...just venting a bit. What do you use to alleviate symptoms?
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