I am scheduled to have a bronchoscopy. Has anyone had this? My Dr. said he will be able to get an accurate culture by doing this.
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I first felt relief that I did not have lung cancer, I next felt denial, I next felt mad, Now I feel scared!! I am going to a new pulmonary doc on Fri and I have lots of questions.
I have recently been diagnosed with MAC.. Interesting… my Vit D level has been very low and I have just been prescribed 50,000 units one time a week. Did your Vit D level return to normal after this regiment? I am sorry to hear your MAC has returned.
Thanks for writing all of this. I have coughed for years… thought it was allergies and sinus related. I have been a runner for 35 years… I used to run very fast but have really slowed down… I chalked this up to the fact that I am now 65 years old. The doctor finally paid attention when she heard my cough and ordered a chest xray and then a CT scan., I , too, have bronchiectasis and except for the cough I feel fine. How many years have you had the cough.. glad to hear you, too, feel well. The doctor advised me not to try the antibiotic treatments. Have you read any concrete reports on mortality with MAC?
Thank you for your input. I have been coughing for years. About 2.5 years ago I was told that I had pneumonia… I did not believe it. I always felt like the cough was from a post nasal drip. The DR. put me on levoquin for the supposed pneumonia… the cough went away. It is only the last few months that the cough is back. We have a really bad outbreak of red tide here in FL… I think the pathogens in the air caused stress on my lungs which brought the cough back. I am in the process of doing sputum samples and immunoglobulin tests. After that pulmonary function tests. I have been a runner for 35 years… I still run 5 miles a day. The Dr. says it is the best thing for me to do to keep my lungs strong. I appreciate your encouraging words!!