My name is Richard and I was diagnosed with COPD 8 years ago. I'm on ambulatory oxygen, plus a variety of tablets, nebulisers and inhalers. I've just had lung function tests, a slight improvement up to 27%, so I'm no longer borderline transplant list. I do have problems with anxiety and panic attacks, and these then make the shortness of breath worse. Apart from medication CBT counselling is helpful. I have found that I tend to use the same routes, shops etc, a sort of comfort zone!