Hi … I was dx in 2015. I was on the meds 3 months and lost 40 lbs. due to ghastly side effects. Changed doctors. Never gone on them again. I had clear sputum culture in April, 2019. Took me 4 years to gain 20 lbs back. I am careful about hand washing, crowds, common sense, and so far so good. I have more issues with bronchiactisis but try too walk daily and stay hydrated. God bless! Jan/Fl.