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Just found this site and wanted to get some things off my chest (excuse the pun!) I was diagnosed with Bronchiestasis 2 years ago after 2 years of continual chest infections and 2 bouts of pneumonia (hospitalised) within 3 months, which in my opinon was badly managed infections by the GP. I finally after much begging to my GP got to see a specialist. I am currently recovering from my 5th chest infection in 5 months, and being self employed - teaching exercise to children! am at my wits end. I feel like I am not the medical support I need. In fact on going to the Gp on the last infection which showed a bug growth on a sputum sample she just dismissed me and said I looked fine - needless to say the next day.....
I have asked my specialist about a continual low does of antibiotics but he isn't keen, so now I have had almost 5 months of high dose augmenten.
Last winter wasn't much better I ended up in hospital with pnuemonia despite the diagnosis the GP didn't seem on top of things. It seems to me that no-body seems to understand too much about it?????
In addition, I constantly have lower left lung (area of most damage) pain, like some-ones touched a bruise and then other times sharps stapping pains, does any-one else get this???
I am constantly tired - is this normal?
Sorry for the rant, I am just keen to get on with my life, I do all the right things: exercise, healthy diet/weight, flutter, supplements, never smoked, little alchol - any more suggestions would really be appreciated
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