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MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Sep 5, 2023 | Replies (26)

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barb...thanks for your input. I'm glad you are symptom free.....did you ever have symptoms in the past? Thanks bon

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Bon, I had pneumonia starting in March 2022 and have pansinusitis also. My ct scans showed tree in bud nodules. My sinus ct scans showed blockages. I was on levofloxacin most of that year with no improvement but stable CT’s. The bronchiectasis showed up on those scans. I did have shortness of breath and coughing then. I saw a pulmonologist in June 2023 and got my MAC diagnosis. I saw an ENT also and had sinus surgery to remove polyps and blockages in December 2022. That helped the shortness of breath and coughing. I’ve read that bronchiectasis is sinus driven. I feel much better so when I saw the ID Dr. she agreed to doing a ct in 6 months and waiting on meds. I nebulize Albuterol 2x a day followed by using an acapella. I take mucinex also. I use a Navage for sinus rinses twice a day and fluticasone spray every night which I have been doing for years because of the sinus issues. Barb