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Hi everyone , I was diagnosed with this condition in April . I contracted Pneumonia in January , took a long while to shift , throughout , had a cold sensation running down my left side of my back ( which I still have ! ) I had another Chest infection in April , but in between I had just not felt well .i had been to hospital for X-rays and numerous blood tests . In April , after the last chest infection , I demanded further testing , was sent to my local hospital , where basically I was tested for everything . They decided to do a CT scan , which confirmed Bronchiectasis . I had never heard of it before , was told by he consultant ' it's very mild ' & sent home . I went back to GP & asked for a referral to see a specialist , which I got . He didn't re-do a CT scan , just looked at the one I had done before but said in his opinion I had Moderate Bronchiectasis . I was referred to a physiol & am going back to see him next month .
Reading this forum , people with supposedly Mild Brinchiectasis seem to have far worse symptoms than I ? I do know you take this disease on a day to day basis & having felt so unwell for the 1st 4 months of this year am very grateful to feel 1/2 way human again .
Do you think I should go for a 2nd opinion ,or is anyone else with the Moderate level , largely symptom free ? I do chest clearance 2/3 times s day if I feel the need ( Ihave always suffered with catarrh , which Consultant things us the cause of this for me , have had 2 procedures on my nose to help , neither did ! Am now on a nasal spray & carboceistine tabs , made a huge difference to my catarrh ! )
I'm having a pneumonia & flu jab this year too , when should I get this ?
Am pretty concerned by thus diagnosis , so any tips welcome !
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