A few weeks ago, after a chest X-ray, doctor said I had COPD/Emphysema. Apparently, 3 years earlier, a lung function test at the surgery had shown I was borderline COPD. The nurse had reassured me that I didn't have it. Surely they should have told me? 3 years of exercise could have made a difference? I have been so depressed and anxious - feel my life is effectively over. I want to ask for a referral to a specialist, but get the feeling the most you get is an inhaler. Feeling sorry for myself, but very humbled given so many on here are suffering so much more than me.