According to the doctor i have COPD with asthma threw in for good measure . I find myself having very little confidence in doctors diagnosis of different types of lung disease. Personally when my breathing becomes troublesome ventolin gives me no relief. I had asthma all through my childhood and it left me in my teenage years. At that time I was prescribed an lnhaler called Alupent which give me immediate relief. My mother at that time which was in the 1960s had bronchitis and was prescribed ventolin and on some occasions I would try it and All it did for me was give me the shakes . I developed my current condition through accidental inhaling of Fina wood dust . Asked about Alupent and was told that it was no longer available. Does anyone know of a reliever inhaler other than ventolin which may share the chemistry of Alupent. Just wondering, occasionally I fall asleep in the chair and have always noticed that my breathing is much better than if I sleep horizontal in bed . Has anyone purchased and used an adjustable bed which allows for a more upright sleeping position and if so does it help. I am thinking of getting one but they are quite expensive but if it worked would be well worth the money. Just wondering!!