Just found this site this morning. Very helpful. Hoping for some advice from those who have experience of this. I'm a non smoker but brought up in a smoking household. I was hospitalised at 9 months ago with what they thought was exacerbated asthma. I haven't has asthma for over 13 years and even then, it was occasionally in hayfever season. Took a while to recover then in May started coughing again. Chemist over the counter stuff including antihistamines daily, Seretide inhaler, Montelukast at night and two courses of steroids later - no improvement. Eventually, they found a bacteria in my lung - haemaephillius influenzae. More aggressive treatment and antibiotics, one chest X-ray later - they have hinted that I might have bronchiectasis. I don't like the look of what I read online about it! X-ray showed my bronchial tubes are inflamed. My chest is sore on left side and hurts when I cough.
Waiting for spirometry and CT Scan. Anyone any experience of this? Had loads of blood tests... Some are back and show a grass pollen allergy but immune levels fine.
(Can't believe I log on to this group and there is a troll??! Have they nothing better to do?)