Hi all and thanks for reading my post. I just left the pulmonary specialist who said I have moderate COPD and stage 2. I do not cough up phlegm or experience real shortness of breath and I told him that. I walk at least a mile a day 6-7 days a week. He said during my pulmonary function test the breathing improved 16% when medication was added. I am not one that likes to take medications, all I take now is cholesterol medication and can't take statin so they have me on zetia. He still gave me Spiriva sample and actually made me take it in his office. This made me nervous (probably just because a new med but not sure). Is taking this Spiriva going to stop the progression of the copd or just supposed to improve my breathing that I am not suffering with at this time. He said I don't realize probably that my breathing is impaired. The opinions of you here would be greatly appreciated.