(800) 973-1540
« All support groups

COPD Support Group

Welcome to this online support group for caregivers, family, friends, and others with an interest in COPD care. Please introduce yourself - Ask for advice - Share your experiences caring for a loved one with COPD. Talk about symptoms, treatment options, side effects, daily life, your tips for others. Vent, laugh, and come back as often as you need to feel less alone. You can also find information that will may you manage financial and legal matters for your loved one in the Caregiving Money Matters Resource Center.

Help spread the support to more people in need -- Please tell a friend or two. Thanks!


What's New Today

64px
64px
64px
15 days ago
breatheeasy27 said...
I am a hospice nurse and I would suggest to let your mothers body heal itself with rest. Morphine is often times used in inhaled form to help COPD patients to breathe without r... more
7 days ago
igirltech said...
Thank you for your advice. She got catheter removed and antibiotic because infection was bad. She is resting and she is to be tested for healing progress this week.
64px
15 days ago
breatheeasy27 said...
I would suggest hospice services sounds like hes more end stage COPD and would benefit from the support services hospice provides in the home to avoid hospitalizations. Where are you located
64px
15 days ago
Hopeful 04 said...
Oh my Susan Fisher, please don't feel as though your life is over as you know it. It has only been rearranged. I have been oxygen dependent 24/7 for approx. 4 years now. Maybe ... more
12 days ago
samkay1672 said...
My mother feels the same way about going out with her portable oxygen. They have portable devices that function the same as an oxygen concentrator-taking in outside air and co... more
64px
15 days ago
RosaR said...
Hello S Murphy, Thank you for joining this online support group. I am sorry to hear of your father-in-law's COPD. I would recommend you contact your local Area Agency on the... more
64px
26 days ago
Katlizkinley said...
YES!!!!! My husband has become a different person and I'm not a doctor but truly believe it has to do with not enough oxygen to his brain. Between the COPD and he still is smo... more
12 days ago
samkay1672 said...
I too truly believe that just simply due to the lack of oxygen being circulated throughout their body-COPD sufferers seem to have appear to have early onset dementia. I totall... more
64px
28 days ago
Hopeful 04 said...
Viktoriarae, I too have COPD however mine is considered end stage. I feel I can relate because it took me awhile to stop smoking after being diagnosed which was not the path I ... more
28 days ago
Viktoriarae said...
Thank you for your kind response. I think I have been grieving the loss of "what could have been" and have to come to terms with all that. That smoking has seriously rob so... more
64px
12 days ago
samkay1672 said...
I'm totally new to this site too-Everything you just stated I could have said myself about my mother. The range of emotions I go through runs from total and complete anger to ... more
64px