Silent chest, what is it exactly? Though I certainly had heard of it even before I ever knew of this forum, I had understood it to be that stage in an attack between SOB, wheezing etc and actually going blue, but am I right? As I was diagnosed with a lobe/part lobe not having air going through last Saturday, I wonder whether that is what I think Lysistrata, especially, refers to from time to time.......and I wonder whether the first out of hours GP I saw actually missed it. I was clearly unwell, but as I neither crackled nor wheezed she decided that extra ammunition, like antibiotics, was not needed, just basically carry on with increased inhaler dose. I will never know - it might not have been there then - but it would have been so nice if it had all been nipped in the bud sooner. Though it is all getting better now. Just wishing for more energy before I go completely stir crazy.