I've had asthma for nearly 40 years and bronchiectasis for 9 years (though was told I had probably had it for much longer). Exacerbation kicked off last weekend so I started taking the antibiotics from my emergency pack. Yesterday, after five nights of very little sleep due to coughing I went to see GP. He has doubled my intake of the preventer/reliever (Fostair NEXThaler) and given me some codeine based linctus to suppress the cough. Never been advised before to increase the intake of the preventer/reliever or given something to suppress the cough just to use the reliever more often (Bricanyl). Better night last night so hoping this will do the trick.