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@windwalker Hi Terri, I am new to this group but have MAC and pretty sick at the moment. Thanks so much for your post about the different treatment plan you had. It sounds much better to me. And so good to hear it worked – it has given me some real hope. Yes it does depend on what the little critters are susceptible to. It's great to know a Mayo pulmonologist used this plan, Is there's some way I could find out who your doctor was? Thanks again. Annie
@xfirerose Hi and good luck to you. I hope the kind people in this group can help. Annie

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@anniepie Hi Annie. I feel weird saying to newcomers; "Welcome to our group." Nobody wants to be in our group; but, here we are. I do not mind at all sharing with you who I see at Mayo. I owe him my life. His name is Dr. Jack Leventhal. He is located at the Mayo in Jacksonville. I feel certain that you could visit any Mayo (there are 3 in the U.S.) and all of their drs are top notch; no matter who you see; you would be in good hands. They only hire the best. I am sorry that you feel so bad right now. With the right treatment, I think you will feel. & get better. I can tell you this; we all need to keep a hard copy of our lab reports. Those reports are so important. You will be able keep track WHEN you were infected, the exact SPECIE of your infection, and a record of your suseptibility test – (what drugs work against your strain of mac.) I also keep a record of travels with that lab file. Of people I have stayed with too in my travels. Why? Because some of my friends and family that I stay with live in older homes and may have molds, etc. in their environment. For example, I picked up a black mold in my lungs after visiting a good friend of mine in Va. She was renting a place that I learned later had a mold remediation issue. My point is, by keeping records, you can pretty much track your active infections and learn where you catch them. Then, you learn how to avoid them. I would like to learn more about what you know so far with your condition; if you are ok with that. That way, I can try to guide you in what you should ask your dr to make sure that you have a knowledgeable and active part in your recovery.

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