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Hi, I have made many comments on here about copd etc, is anyone else suffering the same as me with continuous productive cough,,,,,I have asthma,and copd ,emphasyma ,and Bronchietis, ,,,,in jan 2014 I had a couple of falls and smashed my wrist which had to be pinned and plated ,I had physio for 11 months ,I also broke 2 fingers,that were just strapped together,,,,up until then ,,,I only got a productive cough if I had a chest infection ,but for the last year I have had this continuous productive cough,and I am getting really fed up of it,it makes me so breathless and my oxygen levels below normal for me ( when fit ) normal resting 94 ,dropping to 92 .after movement ,,,but now it's low 80's all the time ,I've had a scan and no sign of cancer ,,,, my medication is ,ventalin inhaler ,seratide500 ,and tiotropium inhaler ,I also use a flutter devise to help clear my chest in a morning ,I would love to hear from anyone who has the same problem of a continuous productive cough,,,,,,but then again ,,,,I hope no one else is suffering like me, 

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    I had that damn cough it took weeks to get over although I still cough every now and than I have COPD and some Emphasyma but I became sick alot when I decided to take a job driving over the road trucks seems the change in climate was a bit deal for me..If I find out anything will try to pass it on. but hope the you slow down a bit and thinking of you getting better...
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    Thanks for your reply,,,,,the dreaded cough,,,,,,nearly a year now,,,,,,
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    have you tryed honey and cinnamon mixed together ?it is an anti inflammatory....it stop my coughing. i take it of an morning and evening wink
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    The article on bronchiectasis on this web sit makes it clear that cough and sputum is typical. Your doctor is giving you the recommended treatment. Are you still smoking? Are you under a specialist?
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      Hi  gpgp ,I have read everything about Bronchietis ,,,,,about the cough and sputum etc, I have been under the same specialist since 2008 ,and I strapped smoking in 1992. ,,,,but my GP seems to think that my problem is Asthma based ,with Bronchietis ,copd ,and border line emphasyma, where as everything I've read leads me to think that Bronchietis is my maim problem,so my question really should be,,,,,

      does anyone suffering from CHRONIC ASTHMA ,,,,,have a continuous productive cough ,? 

      Thanks for your reply ,I appreciate each and every one ,

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    Hi my you have been in the wars haven't you?   There is a prescription only drug called mucodyne which helps thin the mucus making it easier to cough up so try that.  

    I am concerned that your sats are so low.  If they are usually in the mid 80's then you might need oxygen to support your other organs.  Do you have an oxymeter so you can check them at home?   I do know that if your sats are regularly under 84 then that is the cut off point for needing oxygen.   Please go back to your doctor and sort this out as any delays could be quite dangerous.  x

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      Hi , hypercat ,,,,,i have just been prescribe mucodyne,,,,,early days I suppose, I also use a flutter devise which dose help clear the mucus from deep down,

      I am concerned about my oxygen levels, I have an Oxymeter that I use at home,,,,,and I know the readings are not good as I was told a few years ago ,,,,that I can no longer go on holiday by air even WITH SUPPLYMENTARY OXYGEN  CONTINUOUS THROUGHOUT THE FLIGHT ,as my oxygen levels dropped too low during flight,,,,,my aim since being diagnosed ,,,,has to never have to use oxygen at home,,,,I have worked really hard since 1992 when I was diagnosed to avoid that outcome,,,,since 2008 I have attended the pulmary rehab fitness,and built my self up to a good level of fitness doing treadmill ,bike ,hand bike and rower twice a week at the gym , ,,,,,but due to the falls etc,,,,,my fitness levels dropped ,,,,and I'm sure this hasn't helped my oxygen levels ,and I have to say it's quite scary ,I'm lucky to be under the care of the pulmary rehab nurses who are only a phone call away with a visit from them on the same day ,,,or advise ,I will be seeing the nurse again tomorrow to have sats checked again ,she said on Friday ,,,,,,she will be keeping a close eye on my sats ,,,,,and inform all concerned ie; GP ,head of pulmary and consultant, ,,,,I'm soooooo lucky to have them ,,,,,I will let you know how I progress ,,,,,and hopefully avoid hospitialisation and or home oxygen ,thanks for taking the time to respond ,

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    Hello Nanny. Sorry about your problem. I had same as you for a few years until I was put on Azithromycin, after which I got 90% better. It has been 4 years now. Am on same medication. Azithromycin seems to 'kill' the bugs lying in your bronchiectasis area. It does not work for everyone. Evercise very important to, if you can. Good luck John
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      Hi miracle man ,can you tell me more about AZITHROMYCIN please,,,,,I'm hoping it's not in these me  group as eruthamicyn ,,,as I'm allergic to it ,
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      wow surpised that I havent heard about some of these meds thanks for all the great info off this discussion...
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      Hi kathy70567

      keep checking in on this site it's brilliant,but read the advise ,,,and before acting on any thing I would advise talking to your health professional ,we get good advise on here ,,,,as we are fellow sufferers,,,,but one remedy does not suit all, best wishes,

       

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