Posted by Anne
on July 06, 2000 at 08:11:18:
In Reply to: Re: copd posted by Upsdaisy on June 20, 2000 at 09:37:58:
: : My 35 yr. old husband has been diagnosed with COPD. He has never smoked. He has a phlegm producing cough and has been to see doctors for more than 2 years. They have tried many drugs, to no avail. We got rid of the family pet, no help. We feel that they have labeled him COPD so that they don't have to waste any more time with him tring to find out what is wrong? Any similar stories or any ideas where else to look? Thanks.
Does he have problems breathing at night? I've been having great probelms recently. I do have asthma and an allergy to housedust mites, but I don't think this is the cause. My asthma spray is having no effect, and the way I deal with my wheeziness at night is to get up for about 30 minutes. So I definately think it's to do with my physical position (i.e. horizontal/vertical) and to do with phlegm obstructing my airways. I too do not smoke and am only 24. The last couple of nights I've been propping my pillos up to try and sleep in a more upright position, and I think this is helping, although I don't think that sleeping position is very good for my back.
Anyway, let me know if you have any more information.