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Hi, I've only just had a diagnosis that I have this and have been trying to find out about it. I have never suffered with any kind of chest infections and nor had bad coughs until two years ago when I had penumonia, which was slow resolving. At first my G.P. kept telling me I hadn't got a chest infection, although I felt so ill. Eventually after me pestering my doctor I was sent for a chest x-ray and it came back that I had pneumonia and given antibiotics. After 10 days treatment still felt dreadful so antibiotics were swopped for something different. All in all I had four lots of antibiotics as the penumonia was slow resolving. Ending up having a CT scan and bronchoscopy which showed I had lung nodules which weren't cancerous. I was discharged by consultant from his clinic without any mention it could be anything other than penumonia. Less than a year later I was going through the same thing again. G.P. saying no infection and no treatment given for it to be diagnosed as pneumonia again! Resulted in me seeing a different consultant who said he would see me every six months for a check up. After resent visit I complained that I was constantly coughing up phlegm, yellow/greenish but only small amounts but I felt I needed to get rid of it but I couldn't. Just had another bronchoscopy a few weeks ago and was not told what they had found other than I had a lot of scar tissue from previous infections. It was my GP who told me that I have bronchiectasis. Since bronchoscopy have been really ill again, had antibiotics and then steroids. Waiting for consultant to see me again but in the mean time have been trying to find out what I can. I have found something online about Salt Cave Therapy. I'm willing to give it a go, anything would be better than all the side effects of the antibiotics. Has anyone heard of this, or indeed tried it or anything else that is helpful I'd be grateful to hear what fellow sufferers think.
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