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... fear the what will happen whether I fear it or I don't.But I have to tell you,I AM MORE SCARED OF ME than death itself.For those out there that want to know what stage 4 emphysema feels like,try this out. ... (3 replies)
... Get a second, third, fourth or fifth opinion if you have to! This isn,t normal for someone your age. (9 replies)
... I have honestly never heard of severe emphysema in someone so young unless you have the inherited type Alpha 1. Is that what you have? ... (9 replies)

... year old. The first opinion gave me '15 years' 4 yrs ago. ... (9 replies)
... I remember reading a story of a young woman in her 30's with the inherited type of emphysema and she received a double lung transplant and it saved her life. She is now breathing normally. ... (3 replies)
... I'm really sorry to hear about your health problems and depression. I don't have emphysema but, I've seen how it can affect one's health many times. Are you on antianxiety meds? ... (3 replies)
... I am in the final stage which is stage 4.I have to tell you D,Take this disease serious because it is the 4th leading killer in the USA.This disease is terminal. ... (7 replies)
... Rodney. With our lung disease it seems that the depression is a constant side effect to our problem. In myself I have experienced tramatic bouts of fear and anxiety not only of the disease but of the out come as it progresses to the end of my life. The fear remains in my mind but I seem to be able to place it back in my thoughts a little more each day as I realize that I... (3 replies)
... I also have been told I have emphysema it was found during a blood gas test I have no idea what to expect at this stage. ... (8 replies)
... I also have been told I have emphysema it was found during a blood gas test I have no idea what to expect at this stage. ... (8 replies)
End stage copd
Oct 25, 2005
... he mouth and throat and this back pressure actually blows the airways open. Now that we can breathe in easier we have to concentrate and breathe out for at least 4 seconds and longer if possible. This helps expel CO2 and trapped air and we begin to breathe easier yet. ... (5 replies)
... My mother-in-law (MIL) was diagnosed 4 years ago with emphysema/COPD. She has been on oxygen 24/7 for 3 years. Are there stages of this disease? Reason I ask, this year (Jan) she has had to be rushed to the hospital every month. She goes into respiratory failure and was intabated (sp?) two of the four times. She usually comes off the ventilator the next day or second... (3 replies)
... Hi all I am just wondering if anyone out there has had symptoms like chest tightness, back pain , thick plem , breathlessness and severe fatigue when exposed to irritants like perfume , detergents , strong smells , cooking smells and hairspray - this has been happening to me for the past 4 years and have had various tests done but show nothing - I am finding that I cannot... (4 replies)
Breathing Problems
Apr 20, 2005
... Hi! I have end-stage emphysema and am quite familiar with shortness of breath (SOB). I don't have to tell you guys that what you are suffering are panic attacks. My SOB is cause by panic as often as physical reasons. Hopefully I can give you some info and how to relieve the SOB problem. First of all, you should learn pursed-lip breathing. Breathe in through your nose,... (13 replies)

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