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Emphysema symptoms

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by tcr1146, Mar 1, 2010.

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  1. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Please do not tell me to google this problem-someone on here can save me a lot of time and trouble!! I am not going to tell you who, just call her a friend! This person many times goes to bed and coughs, and coughs, and coughs, and coughs!! She has been a mod to heavy smoker for years and continues! Obviously the answer is easy but may be too late! Are these symptoms of the above title please?! Tom Rhoads
     
  2. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Send her ass to a real Doctor (as in M.D.) for a real diagnosis and treatment.

    If she doesn't quit, just buy her a carton of Camel non-filters and give her a handgun to ease the coughing.

    Get real, asking a question like that on this site!!!

    Curt
     
  3. jimrich60

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    Is this really a serious question on a trap forum? A persistent, heavy cough could indicate anything from emphysema to bronchitis to lung cancer to half a dozen other ailments. Medical advice should be sought from a qualified medical people, not from a trap shooting web site. I doubt any Doctor could or would diagnose any ailment over the net or phone so make an appointment.
     
  4. capvan

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    This forum sees some strange questions, but this one takes the prize. She needs to see a doctor...duh.

    Unbelievable.

    Bruce
     
  5. Remstar311

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    COPD. Bronchitis / Emphysema. Easily diagnosed.
     
  6. shannon391

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    The coughing is because her scarred, hardend lungs are trying to clear themselves of irritants. Healthy lungs clear in a few coughs.
     
  7. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the brilliant know it alls and their answers! She is in denial so I need enough ammunition to convince her to go to the doctor! Thanks again dickheads! Tom Rhoads
     
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    tcr1146 Tom I don't think you will get the answers you need here. I feel reading the post that you have made in the past. That there is a different reason you are asking this question here.

    I don't intend to say anything else or ask questions. First of all it isn't any of my business second I am not a Dr. So I am not even qualified to speculate let alone diagnose.

    As you can see some here are already treating you as if you were an idiot. When you get enough answers that recommend seeing a Dr. if you print it out and have her read it. It might do the trick and get her to go to a Dr.

    Not knowing what this affliction is one thing is certain it isn't normal and should not be ignored.

    Bob Lawless
     
  9. J.Woolsey

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    Tom, I just did a speaking event on COPD with Jim Belushi in Raleigh NC on this very thing. Go to the above website and have her take the 5 question survey. Her answers will tell if medical attention should be sought. PM me if you have any questions. J.Woolsey
     
  10. stokinpls

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    Being a smoker, the minimum condition she will have is chronic bronchitis. I hope for both of your sakes that is all. Good luck.
     
  11. halfmile

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    Went to a funeral saturday afternoon. Our friend was on oxygen for a long time. He had emphysema and heart problems. He was only 4 years older than me.

    I am very happy I quit smoking 30 years ago.

    My wife coughs all night in bed next to me. I would be glad if she quit too.

    You have gotten good advice here, "get to a real doctor". If nothing is wrong,
    it's still good advice. My experience would say something is wrong. Good Luck.

    HM
     
  12. Jerbear

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    If you really cared, you would make the appointment, throw her azz in the car and take her to the doctors. A few thousand trap/skeet shooters, will not convince her about something she may already know, and is afraid to confirm. I know, my mother has COPD, Emphysema, has smoked all her life and is 77 years old. She is on O2 24/7 now. Tell her if she doesn't go, you won't carry her O2 tanks.


    Not trying to be an a-hole, just someone that is watching my mother die of those stupid smokes.


    Jerbear
     
  13. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    I am glad to see some of you were smart enough to figure out what support I needed or reinforcement to try to convince my wife who is in denial. I am also sorry I was harsh on the dickheads who were not able to figure it out! Thanks again to the helpful ones and the kind words! Tom Rhoads
     
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    Tom,

    Drag her kicking and screaming to a doctor. You could be taking about something very serious. Even a less serious problem can be aggravated by smoking. I'm an "Ex-Smoker" and still breathing. I've got my fingers crossed, hoping that my previous smoking does not add to my health problems, anymore than it already has. Smoking is a killer and should not be taken lightly. Given that, ANY serious respiratory symptom needs to be checked out, smoker or not. Emphysema is not the worst consequence of smoking. There are some that are worse. A persistent cough is something that should not be ignored. I'm not a doctor myself, but I've stayed at a Holiday Inn Express AND I work in a few medical offices. I've seen the horror stories.
     
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    I would not think of trying to diagnose her problem without seeing the patient. But, that said there are many causes of chronic coughing to include emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, congestive heart failure, gastro-esophageal reflux disease,(GERD), chronic sinusitis, goiter, etc. Treatment of many of these disorders can be VERY effective and almost all can be improved. She needs to see a pulmonologist (lung specialist), or internal medicine specialist. Emphasixe to her that she needs to find out what is wrong because she can probably be helped. Good luck!.......................AJ
     
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    Then flush her butts down the crapper
     
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    After I did this, and she looked and read, she has finally agreed reluctantly to see her doctor and then a specialist! If you want some further irony, her mom died ultimately from this and of course the resultant heart failure! She was with her til her dying breath. On top of all of this, she is extremely active in HOSPICE and sees the results on a regular basis! How is that for a kick in the ass?! Thanks again guys! Tom Rhoads
     
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    Tom I am glad she made the right decision. The only way she will get what she needs is from a Dr.

    Good luck to the both of you and hopefully she will have a better quality of life After treatment begins.

    Bob Lawless
     
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    Tom, I wish you and your wife the best. I too have asked a question or two here and gotten some real snarky replies from people who I once respected. Tony
     
  20. K-GUNS

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    My wife has it bad. You need an X ray first,then they will tell you if she has it and if so how bad.
     
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