Hi, Everybody this is my first post although I have done a bit of watching. I was diagnosed with severe emphesema 3 years ago. Sinse then breathing has got worse. This xmas / new year I have had a cold and coughed so much it hurts realy bad. I called paramedics in and they said I may have broke my ribs. x ray results soon. Hurts a lot when I cough like a knife sicking in me ...... may have torn a muscle......anyone out there had anything similar.