This is what my Doctor diagnosed today, felt un well same as the rest of the family with the blasted cough/cold virus going around. But as you know those of us with COPD everything is umpteen times worse. Emergency trip to surgery breathing difficult and chest whistling rather loudly, more antibiotics and a course of steroids. Oh joy fingers crossed I'm on the mend by Christmas. Anyone else know what it's like to cough so hard its like having an electric shock through your body. Hey ho onwards and upwards, breath easy forum friends.