What now? What else can be done?
2014-2018, I have had Bronchiectasis, MAC = 4 years on three antibiotics daily; 2018, 1 year drug holiday. Recent positive myco cultures + 5th bout with pseudomonas in 7 months treated with 3 Rx of Levoquin, 1 Rx of cefpodoxime proxetile. Now it’s back again. I have consultation with my Mayo physician next week to find out what’s next. Currently 2 albuterol nebulizer daily and 1 saline nebulizer daily. Using ventolin inhaler before each nebulizer treatment. And acappella after each. Anyone who has this condition knows how I feel…so I will spare you the symptomatic details.
Does anyone know what effect Bronchiectasis, MAC, and additional bacterial lung infections have on life expectancy? I was diagnosed at 66, now 71. And are there natural remedies that might help manage this and have a better quality of life with this disease? I know walking, exercise, healthy diet, adequate hydration, hot ginger tea…etc. But I am also fructose and lactose intolerant. Ugh!