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23 hours ago, earthdome said:

3 years ago I did not need a prescription. If a drug store  does require one a doctor visit at most locations is only $10 USD, even for a specialist.

WOW Good to know

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The Philippines will be hard on you if you have COPD.  There  is a fair amount of pollution, particularly from jeepneys and other diesel powered vehicles.  Province areas will be better but have much spottier medical assistance, imho.  Many medications are available at better pharmacies such as Mercury Drug.  

I lived in the Philippines for almost 10 years, but in Baguio City.  The pollution and the elevation made my COPD worse so that I was almost bed ridden by the end of my time there.  Returning to the States in 2016, with the lower pollution and with the aid of oxygen full time, I became much more active again.   

Still miss the Philippines a lot.  Not perfect but sure made some great memories there!  

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Yes they sell all 3 of the drugs that are subscribed by my Canadian Pulmonologist at Canadian or cheeper pricing I have a Pulmonologist here in Dipolog City that's as good as they get and is up to date in his field. 

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1 hour ago, Tatoosh said:

The Philippines will be hard on you if you have COPD.  There  is a fair amount of pollution, particularly from jeepneys and other diesel powered vehicles.  Province areas will be better but have much spottier medical assistance, imho.  Many medications are available at better pharmacies such as Mercury Drug.  

I lived in the Philippines for almost 10 years, but in Baguio City.  The pollution and the elevation made my COPD worse so that I was almost bed ridden by the end of my time there.  Returning to the States in 2016, with the lower pollution and with the aid of oxygen full time, I became much more active again.   

Still miss the Philippines a lot.  Not perfect but sure made some great memories there!  

Living in Dipolog City and area there seems to be very little air quality problems compared to some of the city's I lived in.

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My sister passed from that about 7 years ago. 2 yrs older than me but she was a chain smoker. Rushed to the hospital once, but the next time there was nothing they could do. And she lived in AZ.:sad:

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