Not sure if exacerbation due to smoky kitchen or something else ...info or advice anyone? Just finished weeks antibiotics and steroids after putting that off for weeks. I had thought no chest infection as sputum test showed nothing. Then doc said sputum tests don't always find the bug! Hence the mess this last week and was feeling better until today ... went up stairs unusually smiling as without stopping and only after that was I sob... !! Sooo disappointing. See what tomorrow brings. Swollen ankles not quite as swollen now and nothing like they have sometimes been .. A little worried and very curious to hear others experience. .