... Because I have such a tight feeling in my chest, I would like to loosen things up. A hard cough very rarely produces anything. But, when it does, I realize there must be more. ... (2 replies)
... Linda there is a device that delivers PEP therapy. PEP means positive expiratory pressure. What it does is when you blow in it, it sends vibrations down into your respiratory tract & helps loosen the mucus from the lining & makes it easier to cough up. Acapella is a type of PEP device. It is something a patient can do on their own, unlike CPT (chest physiotherapy) which... (2 replies)
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... Two months ago, after trips to the US and Eastern Europe, I started feeling strange: very spaced out, hot and as though I couldn't use my full lung capacity. My lower arms were also tingling. Things got worse over the next few days, with a fever and a dry cough developing. When one night I woke up sweating and with my heart racing I decided to see my GP. I was diagnosed with... (2 replies)
... Sudie - let me know what kind of protein bars you find please. Also what Ensure type of products you find for weight gain.
The dr. put me on Advair which I use just twice a day - 1 puff twice a day. This is supposed to be long lasting.
The Acapella is a small plastic device, no medicine involved, that you blow into and it makes a fluttering sound. This is... (110 replies)
... type of nasal saline that I actually used for my lungs and sinuses because it doesn't have preservatives. It's called Simply Saline and it's sterile. It may help loosen the crap in your lung. ... (9 replies)
... Keeping the mucus in your lungs and sinuses moving is important. ... (5 replies)
... r chest. If he hears any wheezing, rhonchi, or rales, you could get an inhaler to help. The inhaler would relax the muscles around your airways, thus helping the mucus come up. ... (6 replies)
... I have COPD and always have mucus in my airways and often have bronchitis. ... (4 replies)
... bad at all. I can sleep through the night also. But I think generally you don't cough up much, thats usually why the tight chest, then as you take medicine to loosen it, it comes up. It's good to cough it up, so you don't get pnuemonia. Sometimes in the past mine has been worse in the morning and gets better during the day. ... (6 replies)