Hello everyone just signed up tonight ! I was previously part of a COPD support group but the vast majority of members were based in the USA so their treatments weren't very helpful so am hoping these forums are UK based. I will start from the beginning but try not to bore you all ! I am 48 years old and live in Nottingham. I was first diagnosed with Asthma in 2001 and then 10 years later diagnosed with COPD. I have always had a bad cough ever since I can remember I first had bronchitis at the age of 5 and suffered every winter as a result since then but nothing was ever done or diagnosed til 2001 Asthma at the grand age of 33 and COPD at age of 43.