Good morning everyone
I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis a couple of years ago, and they said I also had Asthma.
I have recently found out that the Asthma is the main problem, and as it was undiagnosed for many years, it caused the lung damage ( bronch)
I have tried many inhalers with steroids but I continue to get a very sore mouth which I have learned is thrush due to the steroids., I got sick of having to use antibiotics for this problem. One doctor a couple of months ago gave me a new Inhaler, just once in the morning , this seemed to stop the mouth infections which was great - but since then I have developed a permanent cough. I now see an Asthma nurse who is great - she advised a tablet I can take in the evenings, but this has side effects of "nightmares, loss of sleep, stomach probs.....etc.." , so as I am awaiting a Knee operation and on painkillers and anti inflamatory tablets for this , I said I would wait until the op was over then try them. Since then the anaethsatist has advised that I take these but I am worried for the side effects and wondered if anyone had tried them and if they work? He just needs my cough to ease off ( due to the probs with anaesthetic ). Has anyone taken these ( sorry I have forgotten the name of them and I am at work so cant look )
Otherwise, has anyone any other solutions ?
I really hate this condition as I suffer from other problems that stop me walking etc and the breathing is very difficult lately as I dont feel the morning Inhaler does enough ( I do have Ventolin also but that doesnt ease the cough)
Any advice would be muchly appreciated !!