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Aug 23, 2015 · mycobacteria in MAC & Bronchiectasis

It sounds like you had a very good result! Did you go on all of these drugs
at an early stage?
You seem like one of the only people that I have conversed with that had
such a positive ending.

Do you know how to get on the Facebook group? I know that someone
suggested it, but I don’t understand how to request getting into a group. (Not
that computer savvy)

Thanks, Sharon

Sep 12, 2013 · mycobacteria in MAC & Bronchiectasis

I have been diagnosed with MAC and also brochiectusis from a pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville FL after going to several internal medical Drs. who really never mentioned either of these diseases. They always did a chest xray and usually gave me a prescription for some type of antibiotics. When that didn’t work they would try another one.
Dr. Leventhal said that it can only be seen with a CT scan and that it usually only affects thin white women.
MAC stands for mycobacterium avian, he indicated that it was spread through bird droppings that filtrate into the ground then into our water supply.
I have many of the symtoms others on this blog have explained. I usually feel quite well but get spirts of feeling rundown, no energy. After talking in a loud restaurant my voice is completely gone because of exertion. I also get sick when I travel, I assume because of the stress and change of my regular scedule.
I am very interested in this blog and comments from others suffering with these.