I have only been a member of the group a short while and rescue packs have come up on posts a couple of times. I still do not know what stage I am. I have been offered a rescue pack but said no. I got a strange look from the GP but as I explained as of yet I have not the experience to judge when to take them and as my surgery does a daily emergency session at 4.30 every afternoon I am never far from help. I am a member of another COPD group and frequently the question comes up should I start my rescue pack? They say mucus has changed colour, but then is it viral or bacterial? They say I am coughing more but is it an inflammatory response? I know a lot of you know their condition very well and are well able to judge their need but at this present I do not feel that they are for me unless I am better educated or gain more experience. How do the other Newbies feel about this?