I was told 18 months ago that I had COPD stage 1, I had another spirometry test done 2 weeks ago and was told by my GP that I was at stage 2. The query is, is this a fast change or will it stay at this level now for the forseeable future? I am on Symbicort 400/12 inhaler aswell as Aclidinium bromide inhaler. I have started getting a lot of congestion in a morning that I find very hard to remove, sometimes I get the horrible feeling of suffocating which is beginning to panic me to say the least. Has anyone any ideas how I can clear this of my chest, without coughing my lungs up?