Bronchiectasis & summer.

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Hi everyone it's me again asking questions, sorry. 

As some of you know I was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis in both lungs on the 24th febuary 2015 so I am new to this condition & still learning about it. My question is does Bronchiectasis get worse in the summer months due too the heat & humidity or is it the same all year round ? If it does what can you do to help lesson the effects & get through the summer more comfortably. 

Looking forward to any responses, thanks in advance everyone :0) 

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    Hey Dave,

    I have had it all my life. 

    I am 39 now. 

    I have found that seasons don't have any good or bad points. 

    I think the change of seasons spring and autumn are worse. 

    Its basically staying away from anyone with a virus. A virus basically sets off an episode of bronch, leads to chest infection.

    staying active, fit and eating wellis best. Airway clearence. 

    At times i feel like beating my head against a wall because nothing works at times. 

    Good luck

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    Hi Dave

    Summer months are much better for me. I'm worse with the cold and rain, damp weather is the worst for me.

    Hope you're learning to manage your condition a little more now. Keep well.

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      Thank you dancing queen, I've yet to see how I will cope in the summer. Then again I will be off my feet for a month or so due to a knee op on the 29th of this month so will be sat around during the summer lol. All ok at the moment now my cold has all but gone. Hope your well too :0)
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    Hi Dave  The humid weather definitely affects Beonchiectasis.  I feel as though I am breahing like an old horse, it also makes me feel very tired.  As far as I know there is nohing to help but would love to hear from anyone  who knows how to help.

    I'm sure you will find a lot of helpful information on this forum.  When I read the discussions I find myself thinking "Oh I feel like that" which does make you to feel you are not alone.  GP's take note  they don't aseem to know an awful lot about bronchiactisis.

     

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      Hi Marion, I suppose it's a case of wait & see what happens this summer for me, I'll keep you posted. Hope your well & all is good :0)
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    Hello Dave

    Personally I find the summer months much better.  I went six months last year without an infection.  Let's hope it's good for you too, and good luck with the knee op.

    Thank you to all contributors to this site.  I always read the comments with interest.  So good to know that we're not alone.

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      Hi Anne, this will be my first summer with bronchiectasis so I too hope it's going to be an easy one. Thank you for the good luck with my knee op, it will be the 6th op on the same knee of which 5 of the ops have been since 2010. I'm slowly falling apart I think lol. Hope your well & thanks again for your post :0)
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    HIYA Dave Brown,.. i have found the winter to be worse,one ..because the cold hurts my chest and affects my breathing , especialy when walking , but the winter is worse for me because of the central heating ,if i dont put bowls of water out at various points,my chest get very dry and then i find it hard to breath when going to bed,I dont think we are safe no matter the season,we just have to find our own way through it and do what you think is best for you ,...I just take every day as it comes and deal with it accordingly,Dont worry im sure you will find a good way to deal with your own simtoms ,...Take care ..
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      Hi Denise, I get daily chest & back pains but I don't suffer from any sputum !! If I get an infection like the one I've just had for a month I start to cough up blood. I had 10 days of coughing up blood but it has finished now thanks to 3 weeks of antibiotics. We all seem to suffer in different ways & we find different ways of dealing with our condition, like you said just take each day as it comes. Thank you for replying to my post, take care too :0)
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    Hi again Dave, I replied to you this morning but afterwards I thought that I could have been more precisely about the heat having an effect on our illness. I lived some years in the tropics where it was hot and very humid. I remember that I felt good then and had no problems. The warm humidity opens and relaxes the airways...this is manyyears ago and my bronco problems were not that bad then...the real problems started when I got the pseudomonas, good weather or bad weather.... have a nice week end!

    christianne

     

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      Hi Christiann, we had a very humid & sticky day yesterday & I found I was struggling to get my breath whilst walking ! I think I'm just an awkward patient to be honest lol. I found the cooler it is the better for me at the moment but I am still new to this condition so I'm still learning. Thank you for your comment, take care :0)
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      Hi, Dave, oh, I'm so sorry for you and I do understand how you are feeling.. Nothing awkward about it...it is just when I had a mild bronco I did'nt have those problems and lived quite well, even tough I lived in the tropics. But now that I have severe Bronco with pseudo and living in a mediterranean country, I certainly feel worse and I feel the best being inside my cool  House... And as I certainly commented in a former post, we have all the same illness but every patient is different with his/her own reactions to treatments or weather conditions or whatever he/she meets on his/her way.... Courage and positivie thinking! Christianne
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    Hi Dave...What Stixabushka said was good infomation...it is really hot & humid here in Texas along the coast...it seems to effect me worst....I use a Nebulizer with something called MucaMist...it breaks up the phlem and I can cought it up...I am getting Oxygen today to help with my breathing...I never thought I would be so happy about that...but I have other problems also...I lived with a heavy smoker for 35 years...sometimes life sucks...
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      Hi Cynthia, it was a hot & humid day here in the UK yesterday & I also found it harder on my breathing whilst walking. I don't suffer with sputum so I'm lucky in that respect & I don't have any devices to help with my bronchiectasis. I don't see the specialist till August so will see if my lungs have got worse since February when I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis. 

      Yeah sometimes life does suck but like my mum says, "no matter how bad you feel remember there is always someone else out there worse off so count your blessings & keep smiling". She is a very wise lady my mum & I wouldn't disagree with her as she is Italian & is very handy with a rolling pin lol. Thanks for replying to my post, take care & keep smiling :0)

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