I just was diagnosed with mycobacterium avium and, of course, had to start reading about it on Google. Now I am freaking out. Had pneumonia starting in May and now this. I am hoping that others out there can tell me how they are coping with this? Need to go for CT, blood work and more sputum tests. The therapy sounds like there are a lot of side effects.When I read that this can be life threatening it really scares me. I hope there are people on this forum that can tell me how they are doing and what inpact this is having on their daily lives?