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4 hours ago · Bronchiectasis: New Diagnosis in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@tdrell
Yes it's a shot for severe asthma.
Called eosinophil asthma.
The shot works to eliminate eosinophils that are causing the mucus. I've been on it for a couple of months now. Still deciding between the risk and benefit of a drug modifying my immune system.
Shari

13 hours ago · Bronchiectasis: New Diagnosis in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@kpost2
Welcome to the group.
I too am getting the nucala asthma shot…do you feel like the injection your getting is helping with reducing phlehm production?
I am also prescribed the Vest to help with phlehm that does help some.
Are you looking into allergies that would cause more phlehm like dairy dust mold in the house. Just a some things I have to be watchful of.
Hope you get some answers to reducing the phlegm production.
Shari

Sun, Mar 10 10:55pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@sounder27
Pseudomonas comes with the Bronchectasis territory. It shows up in a sputum usually within three days. Its treated with cipro leviquin or tobramyacin usually. They usually do a susceptibility test to see which antibiotic works best.
Shari

Mon, Feb 25 10:48am · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Hi @sounder27
I have been to a salt room. They are very cool made entirely of pink himalian salt. Very relaxing inside. But you would need to spend lots of time in there for much benifit.
The men who mined Himalayan salt noticed that their lung issues decreased or went away and they associated it to working in the salt mines. I seen the salt pipes for sale but just think the salt nibs are the best way to go.
Living by the ocean air would be ideal but we can't all do that either.
I do have Himalayan salt lamps in my house but not because they make much difference in the air quality I just find them relaxing.

Shari

Wed, Feb 20 10:44am · Diagnosed with MAC but not being treated in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@brigby
@suzyqueue
I got the idea from someone on this forum that I have been using to sterilize my nebulizers its a baby bottle sterilizer. I purchased mine off Amazon It was pretty cheap under 50.00. It works well and quick 15 minutes and I know that the equipment is sterile.
I have about 6 nebulizer and at store them in soapy water until the end of the week then rinse and throw in the sterilizer.

Shari

Mon, Feb 18 7:14pm · I was recently diagnosed with Bronchiectasis. in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@kristimlove
That's amazing news about your moms improvement!!
I use colloidal silver but haven't inhaled it yet. Please keep us informed here of your moms progress.
It is so great to hear this good news.
Blessings
Shari

Sun, Feb 17 1:46pm · New Diagnosis of MAC/MAI & I'm scared in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@induh66
A bronchoscope isn't any thing to dread…try not to worry. I have had probably 5 now. My Doctor has used them as a wash for me beside to get sputum samples. I also consider myself an anxious person. You are well sedated and don't really feel anything in your throat. For me I felt the liquid swishing in my lungs but wasn't really uncomfortable. I think my Dr uses more liquid because it's a wash for me. I have asthma and my bronchial tree has become blocked. I usually feel much better afterwards in my case because it opens my bronchial passages. Others on the forum will probably chime in on their experiences.
Best wishes!

Sun, Feb 17 1:02pm · Colloidal Silver in MAC & Bronchiectasis

@windwalker888
Teri
Thanks for your kind words you made my day!
I still get tested for Mac every two months or so and keep my fingers crossed every time I open the results. Though I haven't had MAC for about two years now Yay… I still have Bronchectasis and get infected with pseudomonas and aspergillus time to time.
I also receive a lot from this forum and feel close to all you as cyber friends. : )
I learned so much here also and continue to learn.
For anyone facing this disease its important not be afraid but learn as much as you can. Knowledge is powerful and Stay Hopeful…
There are new and safer treatments and hopefully cures in the near future.
Shari