Hiya everyone, just wanted to say a big thank you to you for mentioning the Carbocisteine. new to this but was reading through and saw some of your blogs saying that you used this drug as part of your daily meds, so my curiosity peaked and i read about it on wikipedia. My dad suffers with COPD and has been really poorly all year but he wasnt getting this drug, so i mentioned what i'd read and when he saw the respiratory nurse this week they prescribed some for him. they said in the 11 years they've been doing it they've handed carbocisteine out like sweets and couldnt understand why he'd not been put on it sooner.( he's recently moved house with my mum and has completely new doctors n hospital etc.) he's been taking it 3 days and it's made such a difference it's remarkable, he's not coughing nearly as much and even when he does have the odd coughing fit it's not as intense and is much drier I am so pleased and relieved and grateful to the people on this site for mentioning it otherwise he'd still be struggling through each day wondering when the next hospital stay wouid be coming around!