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I've been on these tablets for nearly 3 weeks they call them carbocistene don't seem to be helping clear my lungs anyone else been on these does Avington bronchiectasis make you tired

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    I don't think I've used that medicine. But having bronchiectasis does make me incredibly tired. When I'm not dealing with an exacerbation and I am able to work, I spend my off days sleeping. It's a vicious cycle. If I don't get enough rest, my immune system breaks down and I end up sick again. Good luck to you.

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    Hi Tony,

    I was diagnosed with BX 2 years ago , and immediately put on Carbocestine tablets 4 daily. They don't exactly clear your lungs as such, but they make the mucuos thinner , which in turn , makes it easier to cough up.

    Personally I wouldn't say I particularly feel tired with the condition, if I get a chest infection, thats a different matter.

    Hope this helps

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    I was given these tablets about 5 weeks ago. The dosage was 6 per day for the first 3 weeks and then 3 per day thereafter. They did thin the mucus quite considerably....which in turn made clearing the lungs easier. But the hard work of clearing has still to be undertaken daily...regardless! Good luck.
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    Sorry to hear that Tony. I've had them in the past and found them to be beneficial in thinning the mucus which is what they are meant to do. What's good for one person is not good for another so best to see your doctor again. Good luck

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    I'm on 6/day. Not sure they are making a lot of difference, but then I'm hardly coughing anything up. Still waiting to get physio appointment after being diagnosed in December 2016. If I don't hear soon, I'll see a physio privately. I'm seriously out of breath all the time.

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      Hi Susanne

      I was fortunate in getting Physio quickly which was some years ago. I think you would be better doing it privately. One you have been shown how to do the exercises you wouldn't need to have more than a couple of appointments. From my experience Physio is wonderful help. Good luck

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    Hi Tony, I am on the carbocitene, I am always tired. I thought it was the BX that was doing it. have you got an acapella devise to clear your lungs.

      Pam.

     

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