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  • My sortness of breach is getting worse.

    I am new to this forum but I have been living with Bronchiectasis for more than 15 years.  I have been on occasional courses of Cipro for pseudonomas but mostly I have managed by eating healthy food, exercising and taking supplements plus using nebulized sodium chloride to bring up muscus.  …

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  • Does this sound like Bronchiectasis??

    Hi all Been looking for answers for the last 2 years with regards to coughing.....yes coughing... Been treated for Asthma, its not that Been treated for Allergies, its not that Been treated for PND, its not that Had so many lung function tests....normal, on the border of slightly low... Had a …

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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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  • Newly Diagnosed

    Can someone help me figure out what is going on with my lungs? After I was diagnosed the respirologist gave me azithromycin every second day for two months. After about 6 weeks the coughing went away (including the coughing at night). But when it ran out the coughing came back again. Awhile later …

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  • Graham 2340

    Acapella or Flutter I have not tried an Acapella, yet, but my nurse bought me a Flutter which I find very easy to use and it does an excellent job. It has made a big difference to my life. Many thanks to the N.H.S.

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  • Lobectomies many years ago!!

    I am 76 now but in 1951 l had part of my right lung removed and in 1960 the same to my left (think l was a "guinea pig". Have been in good health most of my life but now getting breathless. Wondering if anyone else is out there with similar problem. Wondering if l should be using an …

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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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  • Just given the diagnosis

    Well I was just given the diagnosis tonight when my doctor called me himself after 5 p. M. You know when the doctor calls you and after office hours that it's something serious. Apparently there are three things about me that could have caused this. RA, Sjogren's syndrome and an arthritis …

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  • Mr hopkin

    Bronchiecstacis . I have read this forum with interest, as I am waiting for my respiratory physiotherapist to bring me a flutter. Having suffered for over two years with the problem, it was good to read the complimentary remarks concerning the flutter.many thanks.

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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 …

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  • Devices

    I want to purchase a device to help me to bring up mucus. I’m considering either one of the acapella devices or a flutter. Any thoughts as to which is best? Thanks. Jean

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  • Bronchiectasis: Pulmonary doc wants to scope me to look inside

    Has anybody undergone and able to share experience? I have mild B and am bit concerned about infection with procedure vs just caring for myself with exercise, breathing exercises daily, helpful supplements etc. When I asked about outcome, doc said if chronic infection may need long-term antibiotics …

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  • when to take antibiotics

    I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis by a chance CT scan – I have no symptoms. Apparently I am supposed to take antibiotics as a precaution if I get a cough, to stop infection getting into my lungs. So my question is when do I take them? I have had a cold now for a couple of days plus a mild cough – …

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  • Coughing blood

    Here I go again.     Went to my doctor yesterday coughing blood for about  10 minutes.    He told me again not to worry it’s your BX.     He sent me another CT scan.      Hard not to worry.    Anyone can help me stay calm and has the same …

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  • Crackly voice

    I've was diagnosed with bronchiectasis 2 years ago. I am taking an inhaler called Breo. I cough throughout the day, not too bad, but I have noticed that my voice weakens. Is this normal as it has never happened before?

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  • Crackly voice

    I've was diagnosed with bronchiectasis 2 years ago. I am taking an inhaler called Breo. I cough throughout the day, not too bad, but I have noticed that my voice weakens. Is this normal as it has never happened before?

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  • Bronchitis taking weeks to clear

    Does anyone have any tips re handling bouts of chest infection that take weeks to clear? Generally I can manage my condition, but after a stressful time last year I've had several bouts of bronchitis since Christmas (current one is now 4 weeks old). Repeated antibiotics, plus steriods last week, …

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  • Coughing after eating or drinking

    Hi Everyone, I am new to this forum; I joined because my Mom has been diagnosed with bronchiectasis. After 15 years of coughing and mucus congestion she was finally diagnosed. She wanted me to ask if any of you experience coughing after eating or drinking.  My Mom said she can take just a sip …

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  • Coughing up Blood

    Hello all! I have bronchiectasis, asthma and pseudomonas for years now. Just getting over a nasty bout of coughing up blood. This is so unsettling and terrifying! I was thinking that if I knew more about the "unknown" perhaps I could remain calmer. Have any of you had to go to ER for …

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  • Extreme shortness of breath ?

    So after I did my Contrast CT Scan they said I have mild cylindrical Bronchiectasis in the upper lobes and Bronchial Wall thickening. Is this what's causing my short of breath.Its been 5 months since it's started and it's only getting worse. The medication is not doing so well for me . …

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  • Chest & back pain ! Is it due to Bronchiectasis ?

    Hi everyone,  I was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis in both lungs in February 2015, cause is unknown at the moment but was sent for a CT scan after coughing up blood for 5 days over the new year.  My query is does anyone else suffer with chest & back pain on a daily basis & a …

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  • Fatigue 😴

    Hi Folks ,  I'm new to the group ! I have severe bronchiectasis, was diagnosed 53 yrs ago at the age of just two yrs old. Wondered if anyone here have been living with this most of their life too ? If so do you feel you are always tired, I feel like I am sleeping my life away , the …

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  • Should I take my antibiotics

    Dear all, I suffer with Bronchiectasis and have caught a cold, with a dry cough, and the usual muscus, I cough up is not there at the moment. I had a cold earlier this year which developed into a sinus and chest infection that was cleared by antibiotics. Is the cough I have now part of …

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  • Good days?

    Feedback please...I was diagnosed with asthma, bx and pseudamonas years ago. Was wondering how many days others can be off antibiotics between flares? Could you please state if you have bx alone or what overlapping diagnosis.  Asked similar question yesterday but only got one response so far ( …

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  • Navigating site.

    I thought I started a new discussion yesterday on this site but I can't see it appearing anywhere. Anyone know how I can check if my posting has been successful?

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  • RX frequency

    Hello!  I am wondering what the LONGEST time between needing antibiotics for BX WITH PSEUDAMONAS? How frequently rx is needed.  Thank you for feedback!!😊

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  • Mucus tests

    Test results on mucus specimens have until recently taken up to 4 days. Now I'm told it can be up to 10 days.  This seems to me too long a time. I am currently waiting with some apprehension . I would however be interested in knowing how common this is. Equally no sample can be submitted …

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  • Vicks humidifiers

    Was wondering if any of my fellow bronchiectasis/ asthma/ sinusitis sufferers have tried any room humidifiers ? Was thinking of buying one but there are "warm air " or "cool air" models and dont know which would be more suitable for our condition, wondered if anyone could …

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  • Bronchiectasis Using Oxygen

    Seems my biggest thing with BX is night time, always coughing up every 30 mins getting no sleep,so I figured I try doing oxygen,started last night finally got some sleep, just wondering if anyone else is doing the same,and what are the results. I still use the neb during the day Sodium & …

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