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I've been reading these discussions for 2 months now and am so happy that i found this website. I felt really alone after being diagnosed with something that no one had ever heard of , near me. I was diagnosed with bronch after finally have ct scan done. I had been sick for 3 months. My GP had said to me a few times that she was just trying to keep me out of the hospital. I had been on tons of steroids and antibiotics before CTdiagnosis.
Went to a pulmonologist in Feb and she told me that i had bronch and asthma. She has me on nasal, oral, and eye allergy medicines and a steroid inhaler. She told me to come back in 6 months and don't panic when I go online to read about this disease that i have. I did panic.
She didn't tell me how severe it was. I still coughalot. Sometimes I get super tired. AND now I feel like I have a new cold, which is a little scary.
I am a nursery school teacher and i love my little students but realize I shouldn't go back to it next year, because they are always coming in literally oozing germs. Which I'm pretty sad about.
Anyway, I have always struggled with my sinuses and CF was never brought up. No sputum tests. I did have a routine blood test , maybe that checked for CF?
I have had numerous cases of bronchitis, lung infections, and she thinks whooping cough. So that part makes sense.
From reading your discussions it seems like I should have been told more. What to do now that I'm getting sick again. I don't think even the specialists know alot about bronch here in the states.
I also have those lung nodes butnot even thinking about them.
Also If you have Bronch do you automatically have asthma?
FYI, I'm 53 am pretty fit. Like many of you, people always say I look good even when I don't feel well.
Thanks for reading this!
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