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hello my adoring fans, sorry I have'nt been on for a couple of days, trying to keep busy and enjoy the beautiful warm sunshine that my body craves! thing is, I'm almost finished the 7 days of Ciprofloxacin, and a 14 day course of Amoxycillin before that, and yes, you guessed it, no change in my condition. grrrrr. I have a doctors app tomorrow to discuss a liver ultrasound that I had on Friday, so I will have to pester him about this damn wheeze that wont go away, appears to me to be "upper respiritory" as opposed to within my lungs, so will mention the PND theory and see what materialises, but to be honest I'm becoming very fed up of this never ending condition, it feels as though a few puffs of a magical inhaler should get rid of it, does that make sense? sorry for my moaning! kind regards to you all that take the time to read thischeesygrin

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    Hello David

    i am so sorry that there has been no improvement in your condition even after the amount of antibiotics you have taken. I agree - best to see your GP. After all that's what they are there for, but more after than not, they don't want to know, especially if you are already under a consultant! 

    Sorry, but what is PND?

    best wishes

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      Hello Sparkright,

      Yes the frustration grows as time goes by! thing is the consultant said he was happy for the gp to manage my condition, seems they are not succeeding as yet sad PND is post nasal drip, perhaps sinus related, which could be causing problems for me, it was a suggestion put forward to me on here so as yet I'm in the dark as to its exact source, and best wishes to you too, thankyou. smile

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    Hi David sorry you're not feeling any better. How do you manage to get in to see your GP so quickly? Had your test last Fri. and seeing your GP tomorrow !

    I had a blood test done last Wed, checking for loads of things, this was after having to wait 1wk to get in to see the nurse that takes the blood. Made an appointment at the same time as booking that one but the earliest they could book me to see my GP for the results was May 18th. six wks wait !! The NHS is just going down the drain. 5 GPs, 4 Practise Nurses, 1 Blood Nurse, 5 Receptioists, 1 Seretary all work at my practise, yet have to wait 6wks to see a doctor, you have to be at deaths door as an emergency to see one the same day. No wonder I can't get anywhere for anything to be done to help me.  Do take care and hope you get somewhere tomorrow with your doctor.

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      must admit Anne I'm very blessed as in 99.9% of the time I can get a same day appointment if I ring at 8 am, god knows how you or anybody else copes with having to wait 6 weeks for an appointment??? yes I agree things are going down the drain NHS wise, I cannot get my head round why so many vital services seem to work 9-5 Monday til Friday, as though it's a crime to be ill any other time!!grrrr. Fingers crossed for tomorrow, also for you on May the 18th.......
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    Hello David I have had this condition for 8 years, the last 18  months the worse  , found out  air conditioning on cruise ship affect me  so much so last year was tested forTB , however if it helps I was prescribed small steroid tablets for 5 days  take 8 together inthe morning  this as stopped the wheezing and the cough  of course until you go down again  it is magic for me regards from ER Indoors
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    Hi David it's little old me again and repeating what I have said before and it is only what knowledge I have gained since being diagnosed years ago. I couldn't rely on doctors knowledge as to me they have none if any on Bronchiectasis. Any queries I phone the specialist nurse to whom I have been placed under in the Chest Clinic at the hospital. I don't know why the hospital have told you to stick with your GP. Once again in my experience 7 days tablets are not enough (Consultant advice not mine) I only have the wheeze when I have a flare up or infection and if I don't take the correct antibiotic for the bug in my sputum it does not clear up. I have to put 6 weekly sputum samples in to the doctors or hospital or more if I get an infection. Every bug I seem to get is invariably a different one and therefore the antibiotics change accordingly. Seems like the doctors are fobbing you off because they don't really understand. They mostly treat it as a simple chest infection that any ordinary person can get. If you cannot get any satisfaction with this doctor can you not change or telephone the chest clinic to contact the consultant you did see and stir things up  you need help.
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    There are no magic fixes alas. You just haven't had the right antibiotic for your infection by the sound of it. Only other possibility may be an allergy perhaps to tree pollen or something else seasonal.

    Keep your spirits up. Sometimes things go on.a long time but you get there in the end.

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    Hi David...they let you out? cool

    Have you had a sputum test? It is so important to identify the specific bug that is causing the trouble.

    You must have the correct tablets to fight the particular bug.

    Other than that, the sunshine is great,

    I can manage 10 minutes gardening so I must be improving...I am on 7 days of Tetracycline to combat Staphylococcus Aurelis...whew! taking the acidophilus has been very good as usual in replacing the 'good bugs'.

    Blessings,

    Lesley

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