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First of all, thanks to all of you who post. You are life savers! I was diagnosed with BX 3 years ago after a 2 year period of no help! My symptoms were very different at first with a lot of sputum but now I have the agony of a tight chest with the inability to expel any sputum. I use 3 percent saline 2-3 times a day and lay with my hips elevated doing all the physiology I know how to do. The tightness is more painful than coughing up phlegm for me and it hurts through to my back. I just started an albuteral inhaler but no relief yet. The fatigue is overwhelming at times like these. Some days I think there's really nothing to bring up and Im just irritating my lungs by trying!!! If I didn't have such tightness I wouldn't bother but I know something is wrong! Having fibromyalgia doesn't help because trying to cough makes me hurt all over! Does anyone else have this problem? Most of you are prolific at bringing it up.
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