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Wed, Jun 26 10:13am · Medication change from clarithromycin to azithromaycin in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Yes that is correct. They are interchangeable if you can’t tolerate clarithromycin, the azithromycin is the alternative. I have always been told you have to take all three – not one for a length of time and then another. (Vanderbilt in Nashville)

Wed, Jun 26 10:08am · Newly Diagnosed: Big 3 Side Effects Questions in MAC & Bronchiectasis

That is excellent advice!

Tue, Jun 25 6:45am · Medication change from clarithromycin to azithromaycin in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I feel badly for you. When I was on the on the Big 3 I was changed to the azithromycin as well. I had fewer issues with that one. Feel better. (Irene5)

Mon, Jun 3 6:25pm · collapsible bowl in MAC & Bronchiectasis

If you can’t find a Tupperware Consultant you might check on Amazon. They have several large ones. Good luck.

Sat, Jun 1 3:32pm · fatigue and muscle weakeness in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@erawl I can only speak for myself. The answer is yes. I hope it gets better for you. Talk to your ID doctor. Perhaps, he/she can give you advice on that – maybe an alternative treatment may be better for you.

Sat, Jun 1 2:28pm · collapsible bowl in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Tupperware sells them!


@anniepie I am so sorry because having MAC makes a person fatigued, and then adding a hypothyroid issue to that must be debilitating for you. The cholesterol issue is a tough one too because of the impact of those meds on your liver. My brother has been in the hospital with endocarditis, the effects of which are reparable with a valve replacement. He is afraid to have the surgery. I told him I was certain if there were a surgery to fix MAC there would be a line out the door for all of us to have that fix! Realizing that bit of “luck” helped him rethink that in a hurry! The MAC road is lengthy and bumpy for many of us. Sending you a gentle hug and prayers.