Mavis

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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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    Hi Mavis

    Please don't feel you are alone with yes. I had many years of persistent coughing, with mucus and, yes, sometimes blood. I started with bronchiectasis 40 years ago and lost a lot of weight with it too initially. Now, I am happy to say that I have finally found a method and medication that suits me.

    i find it really beneficial to use a salt pipe for fifteen minutes a day which helps to open my airways, then I use an Acapella to help me clear my lungs. I only need my antibiotics when I feel an infection beginning. The tiredness is something I have learned to adapt to. I rest whenever I feel the need too but I am now fortunate as I have retired from work and feel a lot better for it.

    Take care

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      Hi,

      i got my salt pipe online, and get refills. Lots of different sites to choose from. Just type in salt pipe

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      Dancing queen,

      Was your salt pipe suggested by your doctor? My doctor just gave me an Rx for 3% saline for my nebulizer. I'm wondering if that's essentially the same thing?

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      Hi there,

      no, the salt pipe was something I researched. When we were on holiday abroad we were taken to a salt mine where it was explained how people with breathing/lung problems were taken to the mines, in days gone by, to breathe in the atmosphere. I checked with my Doctor who said it wouldn't do me any harm so I went ahead with buying one. Never regretted it.

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    Hiya,

    Sounds about right for this BX stuff,not to worry seeing you are on Antibiotics 3 times a week if it is

    Anzithyomizine ? that has worked for me  been on it for years it does get better,blood may be from all the coughing,we all seem to get that, but you should still watch,if it purses ask your GP, ias for being tried that comes with this,just do what you can and rest when can't.

    Stay Well

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