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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • hello

    Please help? Who knows of you medicine taken in the form of maintenance to prevent the return of the enemy klebsiella pneumoniae Because I'm tired whenever I treat the infection come back after 14 days of treatment

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  • Hello friends .

    Hello friends . I hope to help you I have enlarged bronchus since childhood and found a treatment that can help you for those who have the futility of antibiotics. It is bactrim 480 mg and soledermal 40 mg. But after 14 days of treatment, the infection returns. Can you help me and is there an antibiotic...

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  • Getting into panic mode

    Any suggestions please. Had bx all my life. No nasty bugs yet. No iv's yet. Traditionally have been treated with Amoxycillin 3g sachets, Co amoxyclav 500mg, Cipro (only twice) and now Doxycillin 100mg. Stopped Cipro for non serious bugs but apart from that these other antibiotics have stopped working...

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  • Dry cough

    hi everyone , was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis almost 3 years ago . For as long as can remember have had some sort of cough . Fo last few months I have had a very tickle dry cough , which is driving me crazy . Been to my GP several times , been given anti histamine & acid reflux reducers . GP thinks...

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  • Bloody Mucous

    Hello! I have pseudamonas aeruginosa, bronchiectasis and asthma.  Wondering how many people like me cough up bloody mucous daily/always/multiple times a day?  It is always scary to see what is going to come up.  Any thoughts on this?  Thank you!

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  • Mavis

    I wonder if anybody has the same simptems as me. ​Coughing mucas all the time, some times with blood. Feel very tired most of the time. ​Short of breath. ​I take Seretide 500, Ventolin 100mg Inhaler. Antibiotics three times a week. ​Can anybody help please?  

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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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  • Singulair and hemoptysis risk?

    Hi all, I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis in 2006 after a lifetime of frequent lung infections (background: I was born 12 weeks premature in the late 1970s, when there wasn't much available in US medicine to aid preemie lung development). Hemoptysis has been my primary symptom, along with pleuritic...

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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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  • Brinchiectasis and air travel

    Hello all. I have a question in regards to air travel for people with bronchiestasis. Does anyone have breathing difficulties when flying? I don't know if it will be harder to breath when in an airplane. Also are rescue inhalers allowed on planes?

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  • My Pulmo said no saline alone! Why?

    I wonder sometimes about my Pulmonologist. Luckily she has referred me to an excellent regional clinic. So she messaged me in MyChart NOT to use the saline alone after I had asked about it. I hate using Albuterol at night, as it interferes with sleep. She expects me to use half a dose.  So I have...

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  • Scaring

    Ct scan shows scaring on lungs.      Doctor said it's because I had pneumonia.       I never had pneumonia.   I think I would have needed a doctor if this is true         Also scars  fill up with phelgm which is why I have large amounts...

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  • tony15641

    Hi im wondering if anyone else who as bx is losing weight im eating okay but doctor sent me for chest xray also ad full blood count which came back normal any suggestions wud help also it seems somedays wen ive eatern im sick which gets me down i also ave other health issues hope someone can help

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  • postural drainage positions for bronchiectasis 70+ male

    I am a 70+yr old man of generally good health who now needs to carry out some chest exercises using postural drainage positions to clear phlegm as a result of bronchiectasis. What if any home made aids can any one recommend to put me easily in the correct position (very polite version!!!) bottom above...

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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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  • Bronchiectasis - the good and the bad

    I had never heard of bronchiectasis until I was diagnosed as having the disease in both lungs at the ripe old age of 51. The consultant was very good and explained what the disease was and then dropped the bombshell that there was no cure! However he went on to say that it was treatable and I have been...

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  • Stem Cell Treatment

    Hi! Looking for any info regarding the stem cell treatment for lungs. It is very pricey but well worth any price if it works! Thank you for any input. I have asthma, BX and pseudamonas

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  • 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....

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  • Difficulty breathing in high humidity

    Diagnosed 3 years ago due to breathing difficulties walking, stairs, etc.  Living without any meds, but shortness of breath continues and find I have most problems in warm, humid weather.  Keep house cold all year with fan going in bedroom all night, circulating air seems to help.  Has...

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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 & 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...

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  • Fatigue ..

    I don't know anyone else with our disease but is it normal to feel ok and then bam!! U feel like u hit a brick wall of fatigue and u have to close your eyes even if it's a 10 min nap.. ?

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  • Curious to see...

    When and what happened when you were diagnosed? How did you feel about it? For me I was 23 years old, I had been in the hospital for over a week each time for the fourth time in a year.. The doctors couldn't figure out why I would be ok then in a matter of 2 days my oxygen would drop to 81 and...

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  • Samples

    I saw a GP in my practice recently whom I have not seen before. As I felt I might have an infection and explained why I asked if I could submit a sample. He pointed out that one had been submitted a month ago and was clear. The inference was it was too soon to send in another. After a cursory examination...

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