Hi, I'm Marie Love. I have chronic asthma...I'm 54. I was diagnosed at 50 with COPD. I went for second opinion and did the hour long spirometry testing. My pulmonary doctor conclusion was chronic asthma. I'm still on same medications as I was when diagnosed earlier. I know asthma is part of COPD. I have alot of anxiety with this. I wake up at night with anxiety and trouble taking a breath in. So I do breathing excersizing in middle of the night. I walk, lost some weight and need to lose more. For me this is a daily struggle to know I have a lung disease. I did smoke a long time, so I know it's my fault. Thanks for welcoming in the group!!