Fentanyl and copd

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3039221 tn?1340461200 What a close, but unfounded call! I have COPD and it attacks sometimes. I was watchful for signs of respitory distress while using the patch because that is one of it's chief warnings. Also true of Soma, which I just started using at the same time. When I felt the distress, I assumed it was the Fentanyl and discontinued it immediately. But the distress continued so I isolated each drug I was taking and after 5 visits to the ER, wa assured that it was not drug realted - just COPD.
Avatar f tn The Neurontin also works a little bit and again, am looking for one pain RX that would work for all instead of taking more than one. Have a friend on the Fentanyl patch and she swears by it. Says it is much better at pain relief than the Percocet or Vicodin and she's not on Neurontin. Please help.
Avatar m tn Chills, shaking, pain, restless leg syndrome and creepy feeling throughout my body. Dr. put me on Fentanyl 25mg, then 50mg. and cut my Norco down to 10/325mg every 4-6 hrs. Feeling better but so afraid because I have COPD and I noticed breathing is a bit harder. My pharmacist keeps warning me about the pain meds, especially Fentanyl but I have to have them. Pain is unbearable. I am keeping close attention to breathing because since my dr started me on Xolair, my asthma seemed not existent.
Avatar f tn Sinusitis, chronic bronchitis then COPD. All because doctors refused to treat the sinusitis. Because of this I can't afford the meds that are the staple of COPD treatment. But it did lead me into an alternative that works better and with less side effects. Benadryl works on the same principle as does ipratropium but I have never been told to use it. I can't tolerate Advair (causes angina) nor Albuterol (causes worse congestion and coughing).
Avatar f tn Please quit smoking - when I got diagnosed with COPD a month ago I put down the cigarettes totally. Has your doctor ordered at CT scan of your lungs? You would get better information on the progression of your COPD with a CT scan. I got a copy of my CT scan - moderate emphasema with scattered ground-glass opticities (still not sure what the ground glass means).
Avatar m tn i am currently taking crestor, leppresor, adderal and xanax i have copd it seems my copd is getting worse is one of these medications effcting my breathing
Avatar n tn , I know COPD is a herditary problem that is running in my family. My advice is take care of yourself and enjoy life. We can live many years with COPD. Promise.
Avatar n tn what is the difference between empysema and copd This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/551766'>skin quality</a>.
Avatar f tn I have been labeled with copd and I thought you only got that if you smoked and I have NEVER smoked.I also have sleep apnea and asthma.I was told by a few different Doctors that my asthma is from second hand smoke. Can anybody help me.It seems my body is getting older before I am.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am almost 58 and have never smoked a day in my life and was diagnosed about 1 half yrs ago with COPD, go on www.webmd.com and type in COPD stages. it will tell you the 4 stages and what to expect with each one. MOST IMPORTANT...Mom needs to stop smoking. those around her could get COPD as I did. and it is not just from smoke but also chemicals and other things you breath in. I hope this helps you and gives you the answers you want.
Avatar n tn So I would say ask your doctor if your meds would not interact right with your current meds. I have copd moterately severe and use benedryl for sleep, and am benefited by the antihistamine as well. Good luck to you! I hope this helped.
Avatar f tn I have COPD and CHF and had a stent put in two year's ago and found out it is now 60% blocked. I am concerned because I had been told because of COPD, not a candidate for surgery. So, my question is can they put another stent in or what or the possibilities now?
Avatar f tn I have had copd for a while now and dealing with as best I can but the last lung function I had the doctor said I now have severe asthma too and it's a progression of the copd. Has anyone else had this happen?
1000946 tn?1253807847 Im new to this board but not to Fibromyalgia. Im a Mom of 4 children, they are 18, 15, 11 and 8 months (that isn't a typo) lol I'm 41 yrs old. Im having a major Flare! I was just Dx'd with COPD this week and I'm trying really hard to quit smoking, Im on day 2 and I'm having a difficult time. I was just wondering if anyone else on here has Fibro and COPD? I also have TMJ, Osteoarthritis and IBS, but they are taking a backseat for now!
Avatar f tn I am 64 years old, female and have COPD and Sleep Apnea. I am currently on a Cpap machine. My question is, can the Cpap be make my COPD worse? In the time that I am on the machine I feel like my lungs are getting filled with more air. During the day my COPD seems worse. Since I have a problem getting the air out of my lungs anyway, can the machine be making my COPD worse? Thanks for any help you can give me. I am to the point that I don't know what to do.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with asthma and copd~ but a breathing test proved otherwise and ultimately all my other doctor visits simply dismissed me as having anxiety/panic attacks and probably a hypocondriac. I was none of the above, my vitamin b12 was low as well as my vitamin d. These 2 vitamins quickly resolved my issue~hope it's something as simple as that for you. good luck and I suggest you do some research on symptoms of vitamin deficiencies.
Avatar f tn My mum has COPD and has recently started vomiting everytime she bends down and wetting herself when she coughs. Is this related to the disease and does she need to go back to her doctors ASAP?
757137 tn?1347196453 I have been undergoing physical and pulmonary rehabilitation. I have severe COPD. My lung MD says I am improving. My blood gases in October 2011 were blood: 7.45, POO2 48, and HCO3 33. A test taken a month later showed improvement and my last test, taken in January 2012 was: blood 7.42, POO2 44 and HCO3 28.5. I see that two of the three values are normal. This is my question: Does anyone know what this improvement signifies and how it might affect a prognosis?
Avatar n tn Did the prednisone inflate the results, thus arguing reversibility of the obstruction? and does this rule out copd? Is it possible to have copd with normal lung function? If not copd, what is going on with the chest x-ray? Do I need to be concerned about the clips protruding into the hilum area? I appreciate any insight you can give.
Avatar n tn Thank you for answering my question. Your answers have given me hope! allmymarbles--although I don't have COPD and haven't the need for an inhaler, I have taken massive amounts of oral steroids in the past. I am constantly on the look-out for natural remedies for inflammation issues. Thanks again, and all the best to you. mlynndcats--I have uveitis, too. Bilateral anterior, intermediate AND posterior. The flares are no fun, as you well know.
Avatar f tn My 89 yo father has COPD and his recent time in the hospital he became constipated with no bowel movements. They tried many things (suppositories, enemas, miralax and a myriad of home remedies) with still no success. A CT scan showed both stool and gases in his colon. A sigmoidoscomy relieved some of this but not much. We were told he isn't a candidate for a full colonoscomy without a lot of risk. He was sent home with hospice. He has gotten very weak and can't even sit up without help.
Avatar m tn s are VERY mild this time around! I was really expecting to go to hell and back with this fentanyl withdrawal but so far it has been 10x easier than my oxy withdrawals I went through last year. Anyone have any theories why my w/d this time around has not been nearly as bad as last time? I have been dependent for about 4 months this time around, using mainly oxy/dilaudid/fentanyl but I havent had oxy in awhile mainly just fentanyl and dilaudid.
Avatar n tn I certanly wouldnt want the dose too be too low, and have ANY withdrawl reaction from stopping the Fentanyl and percocet, but a dose that would be at least pretty much the equivelent and give just as much relief as the patch and percocet 10/325?
Avatar m tn You may be more prone to that with your COPD. I have severe asthma though and I take opiods at least weekly for back pain. I have no problem with it. It just depends on how your body reacts to it. If you are concerned, you could ask your doctor for safety measures you can take should you become short of breath. I hope that helps. Take care and feel better.
Avatar n tn I have moderate regurgitation in the Aortic, tricuspid and one other valve .. I also have COPD that is being treated by Advair and a handihaler once daily and Lasix 40 mg.. I must use 2 liters of oxygen at night and was just tested and found that I must use oxygen when I am exertional. I tested the need for 4 liters of oxygen at 280 feet walking. I get very short of breath. I was told by my cardiologist that I would eventually need to have the valves replaced.
Avatar n tn I have copd. Does eating cheese affect my copd. And is there something besides Mucinex that I can use or take to help loosen up the thick sticky mucus that builds up in my lungs?
378273 tn?1262097621 I was recently in the ER due to chest pains. Heart is fine according to tests performed, but an x-ray showed over-inflated lungs and the diagnosis was COPD. I don't understand this diagnosis. I have been a runner for 30 years and jog now (due to knee problems) and never have breathing problems. Also, doesn't the fact that the tech tells you to take a deep breath before the x-ray make the x-ray show over-inflated lungs? .