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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 a bronchoscopy and from that it led to me having petechial hemorrhaging the day after and for months after I had what the dr's called PTSD from it as I kept waking up screaming no and telling them to get off me. That led to depression and stress. The consultant wants to do another one and I've told them no way in hell will I have it done again.
I'm so tired all the time and I've no inclination to do anything. The coughing is pulling everything which doesn't help when I slipped my disc a while ago.
I'm February I ended up off work for the month I had 3 differrent anitbiotics and steroids. It finally let up but I'm on a final written warning at work due to all the time I've had off with this. I'm so stressed that I'll loose my job due to this illness. I actually have co-amoxaclav on stand by now at home incase I think I've an infection starting, I can't have clarithromycin and any of the same group as I'm allergic to it.
I've had our OH department talk to me and in a letter they've qutoed the Equality act of 2010 but I've no idea why??? Anyone?
People at work look at me and can't see anything so they assume I'm pulling a fast one even though they hear my coughing myself silly most days.
The consultant is now telling me I've some sort of influenza along with the Bronchectasis that's knocking me for six all the time. Does anyone else have this?
I've looked at all your discussions and I realise I really have no clue to all the different drugs and ways to help with this, also I've no clue to what you're referring to most of the time, drug wise and symotoms that is lol.
Sorry if I'm waffling, it's just nice to be able to get this out. People around me just don't understand and I just need people who have this disease to talk to.
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