kelliperkins wrote: dandelionwings wrote:
kelliperkins wrote:Thanks all good advice. The doc knows I am vaping and prefers that over smoking of course. Just the beginning stages but I have vaped a few buttery flavors and will pass them on. He would like me to quit all but said he would be happy with very low nic I am starting with some 6's and have zero from halo to mix as well. I need my tootsie roll. Shame they don't have an oxygen vape.
After checking out the inhailers very costly I can sure urge all those still smoking to start vaping before you have 81 yr old lungs that the doc said I had.
when is your check up? the reason i am asking is that if you just did a pft[pulmonary function test]--ask to do another in 6 months after consistently vaping and see what those results are----my lung age reduced considerably within 6 months last year. there's a chance that you and your doc may be completely surprised. i had never seen such a lung age reduction as quickly before until then. ----also, if they are putting you on inhalers ask them for some samples or if their staff can get you some sample freebies [there are resources out there if the staff will take the time] unless you have a great rx plan, that is heh
He gave me a sample for two weeks the new stuff that would cost 200 a month insurance won't cover it and he is to tight to keep me in samples wants to share them lol ordered speriva at 45 a month and a rescue inhailer which i should not need to fill but maybe once in a yr. I love it give you something that works and then call in something else. We are suppose to test a yr. later after this one. He says you never get it back you just stop it from declining so fast. But I think we will show him lol But I worked in a steel mill 26 yrs....smoked 40 yrs....
i reduced my lung age by more than 30 years within 6 months---so you may want to push him on the pft---if you start feeling a lot better sooner than a year. hopefully, you wont need the albuterol rescue inhaler, at all, since you've quit smoking---but it's always good to have just in case you need it. the med that costs $200/mo, if it seems to work really well---then ask his staff to see if you qualify for some medication assistance with it. if they won't take the time to check it out for ya, message me and i'll do the searching for you. there are a lot of resources out there, just takes some time to hunt them and some clinics will or will not, just depending. if you are going to be on spiriva, regularly---have them look for that [and any other regular meds for you as well].
it would be incredible if someone would do a real smoking cessation study with those that switch to ejuice.