Just recently found this site and as I have COPD I will be asking for help and suggestions. Let me first say, I am not residing in UK now, I am in West Indies. Medical help is dubious at best. It has been raining almost non-stop for the past 3 or 4 weeks and I am having so much more trouble breathing. I have a nebuliser and inhalers and over the years I have asked doctors for directions on how to best use. I have been admitted to hospital at least 4 times in past 2 years with breathing/pneumonia issues. When leaving hospital doctors simply say to use as necessary. Often times I did not find it necessary to use anything for a couple of months then would find I was shaky and staggering. I try to quit smoking but end up completely breathless. I now go 2 or 3 days without a cig and then find I must have one to get my shaking under control. This of course does not happen when I am in hospital and wondering if it is the drugs they are giving me. When I cannot breathe, it is a very bloated feeling in my stomach so I have found a fizzy drink helps me expel the gas and have now started taking antiflatulent tablets which causes much loud belching and then I can breathe again -- until the other day when it rained non-stop and it is still raining. I have a small oxygen tank which I purchased but I am so far from the shop where it is re-filled, and I do not drive, so the cost of a taxi plus the cost of the oxygen -- which lasts about 2 days if only use 1/2 hour at a time -- makes oxygen cost prohibitive. Please forgive my lengthy ramblings but would love to be part of your community and would appreciate suggestions and support.