i don't know if i'm getting flare ups, but 2 weeks ago i went to my doctor and i felt good. last week or most of it i couldn't stop coughing. had trouble breathing it felt like a vise was around my chest so i used quite a bit of time on oxygen and rescue inhalers. i had trouble getting the mail and my driveway has a very slight incline. i took my grand daughter to her Christmas concert and didn't think i'd make it up the hill to the gym it was so cold and windy. on the way out it was better less wind and downhill. this week i feel like i can climb mt. everestt i been taking things out of the attic and the sheds outside. i have to take breaks naturally but no gasping for air. i don't know what's going on and i really don't want to call my pulminologist, because i know the bad days will end and i'll feel good again. any advice out there?