I've not written in for a while as i firmly believe that if you have nothing intelligent to say, don't open your mouth. For those who remember i was diagnosed COPD just over 3 months ago, stopped smoking 3 months ago but had a reaction to quitting within 48 hours. That reaction actually lasted 5 weeks, but now ok. Being stage 1 i don't expect to suffer much from this disease and have to admit that for most of the time i feel fine. What i am trying to understand is i am feeling ok and then suddenly i am SOB and the thought of eating makes me feel sick. Sometimes when this happens i take a valium and within an hour the SOB goes away, this makes me think that what i am experiencing is psychological. Has anyone else had this experience?