Sputumn Clearence

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How many times a day do you guys do breathing cycles? And do you find it embaressing as i do coughing?

Also how can i explain to my friends if i go away with them that i have to do this every day now? Makes me feel rubish about my self.

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    I don't do breathing cycles as I have no idea what that is. I have about three bouts of coughing a day, where I cough everything out. Yes, I'm embarrassed, I hate it and I'm shy of relationships because of this. In the past my BX was mild, but ever since it's gotten more serious I've become more people-shy.
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    Simon, ask yourself if you had a freind who had BX and had to clear 2 or 3 x per day. Maybe this may help you be kind with yourself. You and all us Bx'ers have to deal with this disease everyday. From what I have seen online we are a courageeous bunch of folks. I say take pride taking care of yourself Simon.

    Best,

    Russ

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    HIya Simon

    It will be part of your New Life With BX I do mine frist thing in the morning I ues Sodium Chloride 7.5ml followed by Albuterol Sulfate 0.083%,.. repeat again before bed when I then also take 2 puffs Symicort.

    Sodium helps break up Mucus to get out Mucus this helps with it not sitting in there and getting infected, Albuterol to open your air ways to help you breath, but know you will still be coughing and spitting up through the day  at least I have now going on 3 years.

    I also use Alternative things like Manuka Honey, Ginger Tea ( I make myself )

    just grate use boiled water let sit and cool strain ginger and put back in a pot with water Boil again strain and bottle.This really helps my throat from all the coughing.

    I do alot of Vitamins try Grapefruit Extact can't hurt I also take a hemp CBD complex as i will try almost anything that makes sense because this is not fun i do wish us all the best of luck,I can't figure out that with all this DNA stuff they can't find something but I guess they are trying,I'm 70 now I would like to see it happen.

    Best Regards,

    Charlie

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      Hi charlie, thanks for your reply. Very helpfull. I am seeing the lung specialist this wednesday so i will ask for some tips. I still havn't fully accepted it yet. I find the infections, clearence, all very tireing. Especially this winter it has been slightly worse. I think my body neers a meditaranian climate haha.

      Simon

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    Simon , Funny you say that I'm livng in the West Indies at this time, Grenada and it does make a difference being by the sea although I do cough more as that is what the Sodium is salt so I breath it daily and cough more, back in the states much different okay good luck with the Doc,
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