Hi, I have had asthma most if not all of my life (diagnosed when I was 10) I have been in and out of hospitals more than I can count.. eventually getting a nebuliser at home..have had test after test and had meds changed so man many times....nothing seems to work for the better and have noticed a decline in my peak flows.. I used to be about 450 highest peak flow.. and now I can barely get to 300..... I had yet another Spirometry test and now waiting to see the consultant.. I have yet another chest infection... to think for the past few weeks I was actually feeling ok.. and agreed to climb Ben Nevis to raise money for my daughters wheelchair....now with this chest infection....the GP said he got a letter from the consultant about my tests and apparently I have COPD as well as severe chronic asthma....have read about COPD... it doesn't look good.. I knew my asthma would never get much better.... but I'm scared for the future... I felt i was doing well taking meds when needed, doing peak flow every day etc.. but nothing seems to work...is it hopeless? or does anyone have anything positive to give me hope?