Long-term Antibiotics for Bronchiectasis & MAC

Posted by pejohnston @pejohnston, Feb 26, 2018

Diagnosed w/Bronchiectasis in 2008, MAC in 2011 and have been on many medications since then. Under control for several years, but reinfected a couple of years ago while on antibiotics. My body became somewhat immune to some of meds I was on. I am now taking several more drugs that have pretty significant side affects. Fortunately, I’ve been okay with them. Anyone else been on antibiotics for this length of time?

@windwalker

@macjane, Thank you so much for the kudos. It is nice to get those.

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You certainly deserve them!

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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Sorry to hear that.

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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I think the IBS was a misdiagnosis when the sarcoid and MAC were undetected.

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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You’re too kind! Back at ya!:)

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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If you are a part of this group, it seems like you get so much info. I am sure you will get good advice and the direction and tests to follow.

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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I never did either. My husband had the surgery for it when we were in Tennessee. It helped him quite a bit!

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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Irene, I think the more we know or pass on like this, is a great way to learn more. Just the two days of being on this has helped me so much. Thank you for your support and answers.

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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You are such a positive person to me.

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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What surgery did your husband have and how long ago?

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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It was diagnosed at the University of Michigan hospital while other hospitals did not known even mention this.

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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If my brother didn't mention it and I got our neighbor's medical texts to look it up. Our neighbor was shocked that he and others never heard of it during school except very briefly.

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@jkiemen

Which antibiotics are they? Have your CT's been stable?

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@macjane , Hi Jane. I looked up 'achalasia'. I like to learn about various medical conditions, especially those that affect our Connect members. You may have read that many on this site suffer from a similar disorder of inhaling bits of acid reflux, thus causing lung damage.

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