hi i was diagnosed with copd 2 yrs ago and am feeling very alone at the moment. I took a cold in july which really badly affected my breathing had an xray done and a spirometry test done and they have said that my copd has gone from moderate to severe. i am 38 yrs old and suffering a bit of depression which im trying hard to overcome but thats not easy as im now too scared to go out anywhere because my breathing plays up the min i go outside i havnt got any energy even to do housework or even wash my hair at times and to top it all off iv just had another cold which causes me to have fits of coughing that i cant control gets so bad it really scares me and i dont know what to do when i get like that iv got antibiotics and steroids but they havnt helped the min i finished them the coughing fits were back. can anyone advise me on what i can do to try and prevent this and maybe some tips on how to deal with it thanks.
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