Went to the clinic on Monday - got diagnosed with Bronchiectasis - damage to both lungs. Finally the reason I have been coughing so much has an answer. My Asthma seems to be a symptom rather than the cause but it still gets quite severe when pushed.
Part of me is really relieved. The other feels rather more worried about it than I thought I would be, especially when the doctor told me I have a much higher chance of dying (thanks doc, really needed that!)
I have another chest infection (been to the GP, have high dose antibiotics). I was wondering how often other people with bronchiectasis get infections - how effective is the physio for helping to prevent them (still waiting for my appointment to be taught how to clear)? I realise everyone is different but it would be nice to get an idea.
Also, if you do have bronch (bronchiectasis is such a long word!) do you use a neb to assist with clearing your chest - I find that Salbutamol helps a lot before I have a good cough.