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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 biotics and 2 lots of steroids from December all one week long except the last one finished about 3 weeks ago which was doxy for 2 weeks.
As well as my existing lung inhaler meds, the new addition is carbocisteine.
I am seeing a specialist next month and hope to get more answers but I would like to ask people here who have been living with Bronchiectasis.
Does everyone with Bronchiectasis need to take carbocisteine?
Does everyone carry sticky on their lungs every day. ?
I rarely cough up but when I do its discoloured as you would get with chest infection but the last two sputum samples have come back;
Appearance Muco-Purulent and
Culture no significant growth
Is this usual?
Many thanks for any help and suggestions.
What is your usual course of antibiotics and duration when you have an infections?
Do you usually have steroid inhalers day to day?
Do you get prescribed prednisolone when you get a chest infection?
I am thinking I need a proper care plan, I am not confident that the GPs are experienced enough in helping to prevent further lung damage. When I needed the most help I felt the medical profession failed me. Just a little vent.
Many thanks for hearing me V
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