Pleased with my results from the private chest specialist

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Well I'm so pleased with my results from the specialist he said that I had only a real mild case of ¬†Bronchictasis he said my breathing was probably due because I was anxious he told me he will write to my own G P if ever I do get a infection then my doctor will prescribe antibiotics , he also wants to refer me to a physio to help me with my breathing so hopefully things will start getting ūüėÄ

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    Excellent news. Don't let them be complacent though. There are NHS guidelines for GPs which mine didn't follow and I believe contributed to the worsening of my condition. Good luck and hope you feel much better soon and get a good restful night sleep.
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    Great news Jayne.  Have them show you how to use the acapella device.  National Jewish Hospital had a respiratory therapist show me how to use it and it was godsend to aid in the expelling of the mucus.  I did the this routine 5 times in each position and I did it twice a day.  

    1. Lay on your back with head elevated

    2. Lay on each side

    Take care.

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    Hi Jane. Can I ask how u found the private specialist? I am really confused by my symptoms. I was diagnosed with mild bronchiectasis 4 years ago. But was experiencing breathlessness and cynosis as well as constantly pale skin (people would ask me did i want to sit down). I am now getting gunk in my throat and am developing a cough. I dont have much faith in the NHS doctors (the physiotherapist told me when i was diagnosed that i was lucky to have caught it so early as ther were things i could do to slow its progress, but when I asked for a referral i was told it wasnt advanced enough for physiotherapist help)!

     

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      Hello sue I went to my own GP and asked him to refer me to one which was done through Bupa it's quite expensive though . My bronchiectasis is very tiny I luckily don't have many symtoms I did have trouble with my breathing but I think some of it could have been me being anxious I do get pains in the top of my back which comes and go , keep on at your doctor and tell him what you feel good luck with that wish you well .
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