hello everyone I am new to all this I am 50 diagnosed with copd 3 years ago summer and winter doesn't make any difference I get chest infections all the time is that normal with copd I have antibiotics and prednisalone to keep at home. but I try to keep active and happy if I can.its nice to read everyones comments and see how you all cope because it can feel like your on your own my family are supportive but they don't always understand when you feel rough a lot of the time.

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  • hi kate and welcome.


  • Hi Kate, welcome to the forum,

    Here at the helpline we have specialist nurses who could advise you further on your symptoms, if you would like to give us a call on 03000 030 555 we can arrange for one of our nurses to have a chat to you.

    Kind regards


  • Hi Kate and welcome.


  • Welcome Kate to a good site glad you've joined us.

    Libby x

  • Hello, it's nice to good to meet you. There is a wealth of good advice, nice people and support on this site, so keep popping in to see us. Take care. Marilyn x

  • Hi Kate, welcome to the group. The 'problem' with COPD is that it is a hidden condition. From the outside, you appear to be fit and well, but you can actually be struggling to breathe and perform normal daily activities, non COPD people; that can also include family, don't appreciate that fact. All you can do is maintain your medication routine, exercise as best you can to retain physical strength, keep in touch via this very helpful site, and plod on. Take care, Richard.

  • thank you for your advice makes good sense thats exactly how I feel I will stay on this great website thanks Richard. you take care.

  • Hello and welcome, Kate. Auntymary

  • Welcome Kate you have come to the right place.


  • A warm welcome kate,

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