@thumperguy, Thanks for the humor! We need that sometimes. Nan
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Wed, Jan 8 7:59pm · (MAC/MAI) MYCOBACTERIUM AVIUM COMPLEX PULMONARY DISEASE/BRONCHIECTASIS in MAC & Bronchiectasis
@heathert Yes, my local pulmonologist believes that's how I got bronchiectasis and MAC because he asked me if I slept on my stomach and I said I always sleep on my stomach and had for years. Well, I don't really anymore because apparently the reflux aspirates into your lungs in the middle of the night if you're on your stomach. And I was tested for GERD and have it and also have a hiatal hernia and I swear I remember some gastro doctor who was just a friend saying to me that if you have reflux you will always have it. And especially with a hiatal hernia. It's like it's an open gullet to your stomach. So I sleep on a wedge now with a couple of pillows and start off sleeping halfway sitting up but then before the night is over I get rid of a pillow. And I try really hard not to eat foods that cause reflux. But everyone is so different that different foods affect people differently. Like I figured out one night that I couldn't eat apples at night because I had terrible reflux. Imagine that. With apples. So if I eat apples I try to eat them earlier in the day. I also don't take the PPI drugs just because I don't like them so I basically try to eat as healthy as I can. My only problem is chocolate which also cause reflux for some people. I try and pretend it doesn't for me but I can never really tell. Every now and then if I know I've eaten something that might give me trouble I'll take a Zantac but that's only every once in a while. Nan
@tinaesims I did acupuncture for one yea, once a week, hoping that it would do some magic on my chronic cough (not the bronchectasis cough to get mucus up…this is another cough I got during the flu two years ago that's was just constant) but it didn't. I still like acupuncture and am hoping it did some magic in some other way. Nan
@thumperguy, The study that I read (which was shared here on this forum a long time ago) showed that at 7% was when MAC pulled back. It hung around up until the 7% solution was introduced. I've been using 7% for probably two years and have been testing negative for MAC. And my little neb is 3ml. Nan
@thumpeprguy Don, I totally disagree with you that this has nothing to do with Bronchiectasis and MAC because I believe what you're saying about your diet, no oils, COULD lead to helping us all out with this disease. I also follow the doctors you follow plus Dr. Furhman, Dr. Greger, Dr. Hyman….Dr. Furhman reverses diabetes and heart disease all the time with his patients and he believes in no oils. If you notice you NEVER hear of reversing lung disease and I truly believe it's because it really hasn't been tested with these ways of eating and we're just not there yet. I mean look at Dr. Terry Wahls who reversed her MS with her diet. (I don't know that it totally reversed but she sent it into remission) And my closest friend, who is a doctor and has an autoimmune disease (Excema) and had been given steroids for TWENTY years by DOCTORS went on the Terry Walh's diet recently after going to a functional medicine doctor (she apparently has three diets, one being stricter than the others) and she says her excema is almost 95% BETTER! Think about that. FOOD. It was food that was the medicine. So I'm a huge supporter of what you say. I so want to try that diet just to see what would happen but it's ALOT of vegetables…six cups a day. My problem is the sweet tooth. I just can't give up chocolate or any variation thereof. And look at Daniel Pecaut. He did it. I've tried a lot of the things he did. No complete success yet but I'm not giving up. I believe that all you're writing is very helpful. You're a smart guy. You will not become a persona non grata on this discussion board in my eyes. It only helps people become healthier. Nan
@lorifilipek I've been taking NAC for over a year now (or maybe longer) and haven't had any issues. I have bronchiectasis, did the big three, testing negative for MAC right now. I've only heard positive things about NAC. Nan