606340 tn?1371501412
discovery
Recently I underwent surgery on my femoral artery. Endarterectomy, a successful undertaking I'm happy to say. The reason I'm posting however is a discovery I made while recuperating from that surgery. I have moderately severe copd and take Spiriva & occasionally Albuteral to manage. The Spiriva works for me but I still feel short of breath everyday. The copd lets me know that its there anyway. They prescribed me vicodin to control the pain after surgery. Not one time during that time did I even have a hint of copd symptoms. I don't want to advocate taking an addictive substance BUT am I the only one that has made this observation? Has anyone else noticed it?? Thank you
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
606340 tn?1371501412
Since oneone responded I thought I would tell you about the research that I did on the subject. Opiates started to be used for copd in 2008, only then it was only for the last stage of copd, when TX becomes "comfort Only" as they put it. However in recent years they are looking into using it in moderate to severe cases. Of course since pain control has taken a back seat because of all the addiction issues, I don't look for this to become a common practice any time soon.
Comment
Cancel
606340 tn?1371501412
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
606340 tn?1371501412
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Respiratory Disorders Answerers