Hi was diagnosed in Oct 13 with COPD put on seritide and ventolin. Had severe cough on Monday and went to Dr.My oxygen level ok but given Prednisolone 30mg a day for 10 days and antibiotics and sent on my way. No phlegm just cough. I feel wheezy and tired and blooming miserable. Feel like a small child is sitting on my chest but cough is a bit better. It's a struggle to be very active - like had to sit down whilst changing the sheets. Is this it? How often will it happen and will the episodes become more frequent? I havent smoked for two years but am over weight and dont exercise..... I know I should but no motivation at all. No lectures please my family dont stop!