The best sleeping position for COPD…

From my search-engine slush pile “sleeping positions for COPD.”

Many years ago I was taught by a physiotherapist that the best sleeping position for any respiratory illness – I hadn’t graduated to COPD in those days – was the recovery position. Googling it is easier than having me describe it.

You’ll probably have to do as I did, and modify it a little to get comfortable, and you’ll have to work at it – it does require discipline – but it really does pay dividends.

There are two ways of further modifying it, Continue reading

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COPD and GERD/GORD – a warning…

If you take PPI (Proton Pump Inhibitor), drugs (Losec, Protium, etc.), to control your GERD/GORD, take very great care that you NEVER run out of them. Because if you do, you’ll be royally screwed, especially at this time of year, as I found out to my cost.

Last Wednesday I ordered my pre-Christmas repeat prescription (everything, so I could stay away until mid January, but especially so I wouldn’t have to bother anyone over the holiday and peak flu season). And my GP screwed up.

I didn’t open my meds when I got them, just left  them in the bag they came in. I store them in  a tool box, so that if Continue reading