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  • Help needed! mucus clearance!

    Dear all, My name is Ian, and I am an Emergency Medicine physician. I am currently looking at trying to improve mucus clearance for people with bronchiectasis. My team and I would need some help surveying people suffering from bronchiectasis and find out reasons they do or do not perform mucus clearance,...

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  • Pain of BX

    Does anyone experience aching bone pain all the way down their arm? (on the same side as their affected lung with BX)

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  • Steroid treatment?

    Hi everyone.  I'm new here. I was diagnosed with BX and also rampant Aspergillus about this time last year. It sort of came on suddenly so I had all the testing and the name was given to the condition. I'm aged 66.  I'd had whooping cough aged 4, pneumonia aged 13 and a wheezy chest...

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  • BBX

    Had three ct scan I have BX I know that.  Phelgm all the time.   Muscus plugs.   Now my doctor wants me to go for bronchoscope has anyone had that test.    Also is it safe to take antibiotic for rest of our lives.    Thanks

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  • tony15641

    Hi as anyone else used one of these Aerobika expiratory pressure therapy system to help get sputum up went to see consultant was on about putting me on antibiotic every day but said there is some risks can cause liver problems heart as well to which I suffer with both these things ad to do 3 lots of...

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  • Bx

    what about coughing blood.          WHo has had that

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  • bronchiectasis/pseudomonas

    I am here to find patients like me with Bronchiectasis and the complication of chronic Pseudomonas Aeruginosa. I am intersted in knowing what kind of treatments they use to stay healthy. I have had theP.A. for seven years but do not have Cystic Fibrosis.

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  • I was just diagnosed with Bronchiectasis

    I'd never heard of this.  I was coughing up dark red blood.  At the ER they took a CT scanand said that's what I had.  I am now in my 3rd "cycle"....... Every two weeks I'll get a bad pain in my lung, at least one cold sweat, a lot of fatigue to the point I can't...

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  • Recent Diagnosis

    hi all After years of chest infections and an almost continuous cough, I was finally diagnosed with Bronchiectasis yesterday. In a strange way I’m glad to find out that there’s actually something wrong with me!  Apart from feeling ill ill a lot of the time, I’ve found the last couple of years...

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  • Going on holiday

    I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis one month ago after a chronic cough for years. I am on my 8th course of antibiotics since March. Still coming to terms with the condition and trying to remain positive. I am flying to Vietnam next week and am worried how I am going to cope with my continual coughing...

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  • Bronchiectasis

    I have Bronchiectasis and i am only 20 i cant except that i have it and i have to leave my job beacuse of it i just need someone to talk to who has the same problem as i have cos i dont know anyone who has Bronchiectasis Thank you Jen x

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  • Chest clearance without coughing - is it possible?

    Hi, Does anyone manage to clear their chests just through huffing, without any actual coughing?  I have bronchiectasis and Pseudomonas and clear my chest every day using Active Cycle of Breathing and Autogenic Drainage techniques that I was taught by the brilliant phsyios at the Royal Brompton. ...

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  • Fatigue related to Bronchiectasis

    Hello All, I may have asked this before but.... I have had B for years and been through varying phases with it. Currently no infection for 3 months..a miracle. In the last 4/5 years of the condition I have experienced varying degrees of fatigue when infections take hold. The episodes go from debilitating...

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  • Ct scan with contrast

    My doctor had me go for three ct scans in one year plus one chest exray same report I have BX.     I have blood phelgm twice in one year.     I had enough CT’s.   Just want antibotics if needed.   My question has anyone have so many CT’s  and coughing blood is common...

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  • Coughing after eating

    If I do not eat all morning I am ok. Then try to eat a LITTLE bit and the BIG coughing starts. I have tried eliminating wheat, dairy etc. But still cough. Getting VERYfrustrated.!!!

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  • Sudden breathless

    Hi everyone, I have had bronchiectas for a few years now , been in hospital with psudomas pnemonia about three years ago, I cough every day , and get many chest infections. However I have now developed a new symptom of hyperventilating. It just starts suddenly, and I am not moving around. It lasts for...

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  • Tech problem

    I went ahead and registered so I could reply to a post by Shirley7000, but after registering, the reply button was gone! So I opened a new browser and can't find Shirley's post anywhere. She asked if anyone knew how they had contracted pseudomonas.  The answer for me is Yes, I know exactly...

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  • Chances of getting pseudomonas?

    Greetings, I've had BX since 2014 with MSSA colonized. I'm wondering what the chances are of also catching pseudomonas - Is it inevitable? Does anyone with pseudomonas remember how the caught it? Thanks!!  

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  • Haemophilus influenza

    I have been told i either have asthma or bronchiectasis i dont think they can make their mind up.  I have had loads of chest infections over the last 3 years and now through a sputum test i have had haemophilus influenza for the last 5 weeks i am on course 6 of antibiotics. (1 of amoxicillan 4...

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  • Dealing with bronchiectesis

    Hi everyone my name is Eram. I have had bronchectiesis for 20 yrs. I finally got so fed up being sick and constantly being on meds and steriods that I decided to get a lung lobectomy as recommended by my doctor. So on July 11th, 2017 I did a lower left lobe lobeactomy. The surgeon informed that my entire...

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  • Chapeler

    Hello folks . I was diagnosed with Bronchietsas also asthma over 10 years ago . I am reasonably well exercise x medication seem to help . My problem is acute tiredness,hardly any energy. I could sleep for England ..... I wondering if someone may have suggestions to overcome my problem ! I realise many...

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  • Do i keep taking Azithromycin .

    Hi, I am having a flare up amd i have been pescribed two amoxicillin three times a day for two weeks ans 6 steroids a day , my question is , do i stop taking the Azithromycin that I take three times a week while i am on these.    I forgot to ask the doctor.       ...

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  • BRONCHIECTASIS IN LEFT LINGULA

    I  just been diagnosed with this ! Any information to help in understanding how serious this is would be very appreciated , current symptoms coughing blood  every 3 weeks , thanks in advance best John 

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  • Has anyone tried bioresinence therapy

    i was diagnosed only last week following results of a CT scan. I have had 6 lots of antibiotics in the last six months for chronic productive cough. I have been treated for 2 years for gastric reflux which I now believe was misdiagnosed i feel absolutely shattered most of the time and really have to...

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  • My oral thrush has become much worse ...........

    because of the regular antibiotics I have to take 3 times a week. I have also had to have a number of courses (14 days) of antibiotics which have contributed. Two months I had to have a course of fluconazole because the concentration of candida in my sputum was high. This helped curb the oral thrush,...

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  • Shadow on chest exray

    Cough up blood.  Doctor took a chest X-ray said I have a shadow which is pneaumonia.     I feel find.     My question I have BX.   Does that show a shadow on exray

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  • Catching a Cold

    Like most people with BX when I catch a cold I get a lung infection and it lasts for weeks.  When is the best time to start antibiotics?  At the start of a cold?  After a few days, a week or longer?  Doctors seem to have different opinions. This time i started on antibiotics after...

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  • More BX

    I hear so many more people say they went to there doctor and was told they have BX      What could be causing it or is just years ago they didn't have a name for it and we were told it was a pneumonia or a bad chest infection

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  • Bronchiectasis with Vitamin D deficiency

    Hi, I am 29 yrs old female from Pakistan. Since last two years I have been suffering from chest infection and went thru some intensive courses of wide ranged antibiotics. After all this, a week ago, Chest CT scan revealed mild Bronchiectasis, while a month ago Vitamin D test revealed that I am too much...

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