Good morning. I see you posted this question in a few places in our forums here. I will attempt to answer your question here. So you have just recently been diagnosed with COPD? It is normal to be confused and to be unsure as to what to spot a COPD flare-up (attack) and to know exactly what to do when this happens. We do have some articles on this topic that you may find helpful. I will attach some links here for your convenience. One explains the symptoms of COPD and what constitutes a flare-up (https://copd.net/symptoms). The second link I will give you is tips I wrote a few years ago about when to know to seek help (https://copd.net/living/signs-to-seek-help). I do hope you find these articles helpful. That said, anytime you have questions or concerns about your COPD it is always a good idea to check in with your doctor -- who knows you best and should be able to guide you as to what the next steps for you are. What do you think? John. copd.net community moderator.