Hi to all you lovely people. Thought i should introduce myself after lurking for a few days. I was just recently diagnosed with COPD after a few months of coughing wheezing and chest infections. I'm on my 5th course of antibiotics at the moment. Feel like i've been feeling ill forever! I'm in shock about it all really and wondering if I will ever feel well again. I had a ventolin inhaler given me before Christmas and last Friday was given a Spiriva inhaler. Not sure how long that takes to work but as I have a chest infection its not really doing anything at the moment. Trying to think positive that it will help before too long and that i'll feel better when the infections finally clear up. So glad I found this site a few days ago, everyone seems so lovely and supportive, its fantastic.