Hi Everyone. I have been reading posts on here for a few weeks but today I am looking for help for myself. In addition to the copd I gave social anxiety disorder and claustrophobia. All of which were diagnosed some 30yrs ago. Having tried almost every meds to help with the anxiety, none of them have helped. Have also had 6yrs of twice weekly councelling with a psychologist who helped me understand what was happening but in the end we mutally agreed that I had reached a plateu and nothing further would reach any achievement. The copd I had self managed for those 30yrs. Last year I lost my husband of 50yrs after a short traumatic illness, I was his sole carer. In Dec last year I had a sudden flare up (1st one). I was presribed ventolin and clenil modulite. There has been no improvement in my breathing in the six months I have been using them. I don't know whether to run to my gp for help or if I should accept (for the time being) that grieving and anxiety are interfering with the meds and stopping them from working properly. Any thoughts from the very friendly people on here would be very welcome. Thanx in advance.