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  • Dave.B 2

    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 burning sensation in the chest...

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  • judy888 2

    azithromycin side effects

    I've been prescribed azithromycin 3 times a week for bronchx... and am about to begin taking them.                                                              Previously the specialist had me on emycin tabs 400mg twice daily which helped for a while until I developed side effects incl diarrhea. Probiotics...

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  • jennifer625 2

    New here, nervous about bronchial biopsy

    Hi I am Jennifer and live near Seattle, WA USA. Weather here is much like South of England where I lived for many years when I was young.  I had my second CT of chest since DX of Bronchiectasis in January when I was very sick. Dr. now wants me to have a lung biopsy to see what we are dealing with. It...

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  • telescape 2

    Advice re antibiotics

    Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone can answer these questions. My GP prescribed Cipro as my "home reserve" antibiotic. However to day I visited my Respiratory Consultant (nurse.... but very knowledgeable) and she advised against using this antibiotic in this way. She said that it is the best antibiotic...

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  • Guest M

    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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  • elizabeth49611 3

    Has anyone heard from MaryAnn?

    Has anyone heard from MaryAnn?  Her forum name is: MaryAnn (with 4 numbers after, but I don't remember what they were). We have had several private discussions going on until the middle of April. Plus she has also posted comments on other discussions prior to the middle of April.  I have sent several...

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  • julia91342 2

    Bronchiectasis

    I have had bronchiectasis for 40 yrs but now I am losing my voice it is getting much softer does anyone else have this problems and is there a way to deal with this  

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  • tony 15641 3

    tony 15641

    Hi im wondering if anyone else takes carbosteine to help sputum thinner to bring up ive been on these 6 a day sonce feb but my sputum still thick cud use it as super glue does anyone else get chest pain mine is there all the time really geting me down would like to know who else suffers like me

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  • vickyxbx 2

    Pseudomonas???

    Hi, I have bronchiectasis and I cultured pseudomonas. I have since been told it's now colonised and will probs never go away. My question is tho, would it be bad for me to date someone else with bronchiectasis? I don't want to pass any bugs or infections on.

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  • DebbieRV 2

    Coughing so much

    Hello, I was diannosed 11 yrs ago.  Been on Turbuhaler ever since.  I rarley cough up anything.  Just a wee bit if all it.   But over the past few years my coughing has increased.  Cough all day long !. wake myself up at night coughing.   I pop daytime cold medication everyday now.  Seems to help calm...

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  • tony 15641 3

    tony 15641

    Hi all as anyone ad trouble with there GP i went last week due to coughin horible sputum up said i need to send sample up in 2 weeks i know myself wen it gets bad im wondering if anyone as claimed owt for this dieseas does anyone know if it can turn into copd

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  • tony 15641 3

    tony 15641

    Hi all ive ad 4 lots difrent antibotics since march went to doctors cause coughin horible sputum up said got to send sample of in 2 weeks i know myself wen im starting with infection does anyone else ave these problems with GP i know got other health problems sick of people saying ive lost weight this...

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  • joviswoman 2

    Finally found somewhere to talk!

    Hey folks, After coughing for over 10yrs I was finally, 2yrs ago, diagnosed with Bronchiectasis in my right lung right in the middle. I'm also an asthmatic. The phlem I cough up daily can be anywhere from white to dark green also hard sometimes, and lord my spit could hold up wallpaper yuck! They did...

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  • xuanling 2

    Does Bronchiectasis related to Anxiety / Depression?

    Dear all Recently I read a few articles that mentioned some patient with brionchiectasis will develop into depression and anxiety. “In conclusion, patients with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis are at increased risk for anxiety and depression.  I have a concern for my 10 years old boy who was wrongly...

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  • telescape 2

    How helpful is Hypotonic Nebuliser treatment?

    Hi all. Recently had my first treatment of Hypotonic solution. Didn't like the extreme saltiness in my mouth, but would try and persist with it if it proved helpful. Have been given a Nebuliser on loan for three months but will need to buy my own after that if I wish to continue. I don't mind this at...

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  • Guest M

    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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  • Heather1888 1

    Psuedomonas Colonization in lungs

    I have had asthma all my life, then diagnosed with COPD.  Over the past 5 years I have had a terrible cough.  My Pulmonologist blew it off until 2016 when I was diagnosed with Psuedomonas, but no bronchiectasis. At that time I was put on Tobi in a nebulizer twice a day and Cipro together for one month. ...

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  • Vee2 5

    Hi All about Bronchiectasis

    I seem to have developed this after long illness with chest infection, flu, viral bronchitis, then pneumonia, one after the other, originally only had emphysema and recent ct scan showed pleural thickening, first I've hear about that (exposure to asbestos I believe)   I had been given 6 lots of anti...

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  • tony 15641 3

    tony 15641

    Hi all went to doctors yesterday due to still cougin green sputum up bear in mind just finished 7 day course antibotics doxycycline gave me another course of Azithromyvin went to chemist got to order them now got to wait till monday afternoon anyone else same problem.as me

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  •  Papillion 2

    Phelgm

    everyday i cough cream color phelgm.         Doctor think it's allergies.  

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  • carol85605 2

    Anyone here located in Farnborough hants, Camberley area

    Could do with some help/advice.  I have had bronchiectasis for more than 10 years.  I saw Dr Ho at Frimley Park Hospital was given some advice but the follow up discontinued after a few years.  I cannot use inhailers as they make me cough, so have no treatment.  I am fortunately free of infections but...

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  • deborah08388 2

    bronchiecatasis with psuedomonas

    Hi just wandering if anyone out there has applied for the PIP due to having this disease i have just had 6 weeks on oral antibiocs as well as 3 months on a neblisar one and have been on 2 weeks of IV to which the psuedomans still had a heavey growth so had another 2 weeks on another IV antibioc and still...

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  • kirst5 2

    Lung resection

    Hi I just wanted to update and I know it's been a while and will jump on more now I'll be in hospital a while. I'm due to have most of my right lung removed now because of bronchieactisis and also the NTM bacteria I contracted. Has anyone had lung resection or thoracic surgery? Getting a little nervous...

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  • tony 15641 3

    Tony 15641

    Hi all is anyone else like me ive ad 3 lots of antibotics since feb 10day course moxifloxan 400 mg then 3 day course azithromycin 250mg now 7day course of doxycycline 100mg sent sputum sample results said no bug but still spitting horible stuff up any answers please

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  • tony 15641 3

    tony 15641

    Hi all thanks for ur replies yesterday was wondering if anyone else suffers with not being able to swallow food feels like ur chokeing

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  • Russell27NOLA 3

    Steroid Inhalers

    I wondering how steroid inhalers like Folvent work for you people on this site. I'm not sure I notice any difference. Russ

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  • debra64041 3

    How long between antibiotics?

    Hello All! I am wondering how long everyone lasts from last antibiotic before needing new one. I have bx, asthma and pseudamonas. I cannot take AZ. I have been using Levoquin but will probably need IV antibiotics before too long. Also, how long of a course of antibiotics does everybody take. Mine seems...

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  • tony 15641 3

    Tony 15641

    Hi all ive sent sputum sample to my Gp still waiting for results is anyone same as me i thought with been on antibotics in past that they wud make sure that i got antibotics asap but i dont think GP care we all know our selfs if we got the horrible bug growing again feeling bit down at moment is this...

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  • Guest M

    Coughing up lumps of solid matter

    Can anyone put my mind at rest. I'm attending hospital my consultant is testing me for bronchiectasis. I had meningitis in 2005 and pneumonia in 2006. Every month since, (literaly), I have has a chest infection that has had to be treated with antibiotics and I've had tonsilitis. What concerns me is...

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  • Guest M

    I am 70 and was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis 3 months a...

    I am 70 and was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis 3 months ago. I had been suffering bouts of ill health for 18 months prior to this diagnosis, i had been given blood teasts, copious breathing tests and was given a 9 month wait for a CT scan. I paid nearly £500 pounds to have a private scan, only to be...

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  • 4jean 3

    Anyone with bronchiectasis practicing yoga?

    I've been a yoga practitioner for many years. The main problem for me is when I lie on my back it can start me off coughing! It's not too bad most of the time but can spoil relaxation for me sometimes. How does anyone else cope?

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  • deborah08388 2

    Asthma.B/X AND PSEUDAMOUS

    Hi I am a 48yr old patient with asthma,B/X and pseudamous aeruginosa to which i am at the moment trying to get rid off again i am on strong antibiocs orally for 6 weeks and a anitibioc through a nebliasar which i have been on for 4 weeks i was just wandering if anyone else has this much antibiocs in...

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  • alouette 2

    A natural recipe that might help lungs

    So, I was making a face mask with turmeric with all-natural ingredients and when I licked it a bit, it tasted great. So, I used half of it for my face and the other half I ate. I noticed it made my lungs feel better. Here goes the recipe: 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil 1 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon turmeric...

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