I know there has been some discussion in the past about whether or not taking a break from azithromycin is a good idea for bronchiectasis sufferers, so I'd thought I'd let you know how it has been for me. On the 8th July this year, my consultant told me I should take a couple of months off from taking the azi. His reasoning being that the other effects of long term antibiotics are inadequately researched and probably not good, so if you can take break it won't do any harm. I have been very lucky that azi has been very effective for me, and I was worried that my symptoms would all come back. I did sneeze more with allergies but the cough was fine right through holidays and unrelated other health issues. But here we are almost exactly two months later, and I have just started coughing up junk again! Looking for the packs of tablets stashed at the back of the cupboard now.