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Wed, Jul 15 1:31pm · Sputum tests: Problems producing enough sputum in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I’ve never heard of it! Where do you get it. I gave them another sample today. She handed me 2 more cups just in case.

Tue, Jul 14 5:08pm · Sputum tests: Problems producing enough sputum in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Thanks Bill. I did the Aerobika after instead of before. I’ll switch it around tomorrow. I told my husband I was waking him up to beat my back! I’m also not going to do my lung clearance tonight to hopefully build up the sputum. I’ve always had a hard time bringing up anything but spit.

Tue, Jul 14 4:30pm · Sputum tests: Problems producing enough sputum in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I have problems producing enough sputum for a sample. I had no problems in March but my doctor wanted it repeated again. Yea… March was negative for MAC and I’m currently on the big 3. I took my sample to the lab this morning and they said there was too much saliva. Any suggestions? Last time I used the nebulizer with saline prior and I also did that this morning.

Mon, Jul 13 8:55am · COVID-19 and MAC: What are you doing differently to protect yourself? in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I also saw my Grandkids for the first time since Christmas last week. They have been excellent at staying home and their parents have been working from home. They were here for a week. They went home and to soccer practice for the first time. They were immediately exposed and now are in self isolation for 14 days. I too get together with a small group of like minded friends in a socially distanced manner. I had to tell my cousins I would not meet them for lunch because they do not wear masks. I also told another friend I would not meet them at an outdoor restaurant because the servers do not wear masks. I live in Illinois where it is a little stricter but I’m on the border with Iowa. Iowa is pretty open.

Fri, May 29 9:45am · Tinnitus and hearing loss from azithromycin in MAC & Bronchiectasis

He's going to see what the hearing test shows. If it shows a hearing loss he will switch meds.

Fri, May 29 6:53am · Bottled Water in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I drink flavored spring water. Since I've kicked Diet Pepsi, I've replaced it with this. I think it's a much healthier alternative. I clean all my breathing devises with distilled water so I also use it for my coffee. I figure it won't hurt and I have it sitting on the counter.

Fri, May 29 6:50am · Tinnitus and hearing loss from azithromycin in MAC & Bronchiectasis

Yes. My doctor lowered my dosage but I still have it. Now that our non-essential doctors have opened back up, I'm going in for a 2nd hearing test in two weeks.

Sun, May 24 7:02am · Tinnitus and hearing loss from azithromycin in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I too have tinnitus with very minor hearing loss. I'd also be interested.