I just found out i have copd, on oxgen 24/7, feel ok but have trouble taking deep breathe, prednisone seem to help about six hours after i take it, but im getting scared that if i dont get relief soon ill die, im only 53 , i need to hear from other people with this problem, i feel so bad all the time
Understand your predicament. Hope you are on bronchodilators too. As the inflammation and bronchospasm subside, you should have relief. So, continue with your medications. You can also do steam inhalations prior to your meals. This helps to loosen up and bring out the secretions. And if you smoke, quit now. As giving up smoking would be first step towards controlling COPD. Take Care.
I was diagnosed with COPD about 15 years ago and I am still here. I found that prednisone was causing many problems, as were inhaled steroids. I now do much better on natural anti-inflammatories and albuterol. I am on 2 liters of oxygen.
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