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Bronchiectasis what are the stages and symptoms

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It sounds to me like your questions are mostly surrounding me dicationsand issues you have with the side effects and interactions. We don't provide medical advice here, but when ihad a conflict, a thorough consult with our clinic's medication management specialists, who are pharmacists with additional training got me on track. I used a beta blocker for heart rhythm management, and after several trials, it was determined that my breathing issues were more crucial, so I sometimes have to rapid heartrate.
As for mucus clearing, I use Mucinex LA which thins the mucus without affecting my heart or asthma. It also seems to relieve post nasal drip, so I don't need sprays or nasal washes.
How was your MAI diagnosed, and has any decision been made about treating it?
Sue

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Thank you. Yes, I also take Mucinex LA 2 times a day. Thank you for suggestion of clinic medication management specialist. MAI. Another story. It was seen on a sputum culture and areas in my lungs that doc suspected was MAI. Treatment? I changed PCP & pulmonologist about 6 months after the sputum spec and CT Scan when I saw on the summary from Pulmo to PCP that: "….I do not believe that this lady is a good candidate for long term antibiotic therapy." Neither of them had explained to me what MAI was or what the treatment was or possible other fungus in the lungs? I have a different PCP and a different Pulmo now and I have been to UNC Chapel Hill, NC' Bronchiectasis Clinic. The Pulmo at UNC Chapel Hill told me that I should have a local pulmo and I will go to Chapel Hill every 6 months.