I know there are many knowledgable people on this site so I'm hoping somebody can help. I have stage 4 emphysema. Cutting a long story short grandson came over with bad cough and 4 days later I develop a cough and the next day I was so sob I could hardly talk. Went to local GP who said chest infection so was prescribed antibiotics, medrol, Atrovent and ventolin for nebuliser plus oxygen as my o2 was 80. The nebs just made me more sob but I stuck with it. Eventually I felt reasonably ok in as much I wasn't short of breath when sitting and I could walk around the house ok. Went back to doc after all meds gone and he said ok back to the inhalers (ultibro and miflonide) that was three weeks ago. On Monday really short of breath again but then it is mid 30s and there is dust but I thought I'd go see a pulmonologist. So yesterday I was told I had a chest infection bearing in mind I have no cough or sputum so was prescribed antibiotics, medrol, Atrovent, ventolin and Pulmicort back on oxygen for 18 hours. She did a spirometery which said was very low and charged me 50 euros for the test! It was not much more sophisticated than the one I have myself which showed fev1 as .28 l before I left home. So here I am gasping for breath after nebulising Atrovent and ventolin for the first time today. She also said I've probably got asthma. She now wants me to have a new CT scan which will cost me 375 euros. I guess my first question is has anybody else had this sob while using the nebuliser and secondly would It.be better to move back to the UK. Sometimes I think things get lost in translation. Sorry I've gone on a bit just feeling quite miserable and feeling sorry for myself. I was a lot happier when I smoked lol.