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I was diagnosed with Bx around 2014 after noticing an usual 'lack of bhp' when climbing a hill on my mountain bike. Since then, I've just had a crackle noticeable at night - especially when lying on my left side. That is until I started with an annoying cough which began around mid-June and has stayed with me for 6 weeks so far with no improvement despite courses if Amoxicillin, Clarithromycin and now Doxycycline.
I had a chest x-ray mid-April due to a temporary bout of dyspnea, this was clear. I had a further chest x-ray in early July which showed inflammation and atelectasis in the left lung. The routine GP appointment concluded it was an infection and I should try Doxycycline.
In the last week, I've developed central and lower back ache and the cough seems a little drier and weaker sounding (clear mucus less frequent). Strangely, I seem to breathe better when led down and I don't cough until I'm up and about in the morning.
As a father of twin 4-year-old girls, I'm less blasé about my health these days and I'm worried this could be something serious as Bx hasn't massively affected me to date.
Can anyone relate to these symptoms and perhaps put me at ease? I'm a life-long non-smoker and I don't recall much if any exposure to asbestos. My lungs don't get a work out these days as parenthood has temporarily put a stop to my cycling hobby!
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