I was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis just before Christmas .

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This was because of a chronic dry cough lasting 8 months.

My consultant has told me it is minor but has offered physio for breathing  and an appt with a cardiologist for the palpitations.

My main symptom is fatigue.

I get really tired after doing not very much and I also get breathless and a bit wheezy.

Is this normal for someone diagnosed as “minor”?

Can anyone help here please?

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    You have been very fortunate to have been offered a physio appt. unfortunately fatigue and breathless  are common with broncheactesis. You will find that the physio will be very helpful.  Having just suffered a heavy cold, the fatigue is awful but it does go away   I don’t know what they term ‘minor’  because when you read some of the posts on this site you will hear of people who are so much worse than yourself   Good luck and I hope you feel more energetic soon

     

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    Hi, yes i am classed as mild, and I get all of those ,sorry to say . hope everything goes well, xx

                       Pam 

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    I was recently diagnosed with brochiectasis. I had been seeing a Pulmonologist for 2 years for chronic cough, controlled with symbicort. I have to admit I feel pretty good , so was surprised. I guess it showed on my CAT scan. Doc told me to come in every time I get a cold. Is that overkill?

    i guess we have mild cases. Fatigue is an issue....I have Psoriatic Arthritis so I usually blame it on that.

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    I don’t know which is worse- the fatigue or the lung pain.  I know a lot of y’all don’t cough blood like I do.  That’s the only time I have congestion. Otherwise my cough is dry.  Be careful when you feel fatigue! It means there’s infection and you need antibiotics. I get the injectable kind. It’s more powerful and I only get them when I get an infection. It’s called ROCEFIN and you get one shot for 3 days in a row. Instead of oral antibiotics.  But yes, the fatigue is HORRIBLE.
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