mrsmummy. I'm only quoting my GP when I say that Brochiectasis comes under the umbrella of COPD, which I suppose just about sums up how on the ball some GPS are! My current GP didn't even know what a Flutter was!
I definitely do have Bronchiectasis, as discovered when I had a bronchoscopy in 2003, but everytime I get a letter from the surgery for my anual lung function test, or anything related to my Bronchiectasis, it always refers to COPD.
Skischool. That link didn't work. I just get an error message.
Cofdrop-UK. Thanks for that. Most informative. I will definitely speak to my consultant about saline strength when next I see him ( hopefully in two months time). Mine is currently 0.9%. I'll also ask him about clinical trials.
One time, the pharmacist mistakenly gave me some boxes of Salbutamol mixed in with my saline nebs. I thought it might be worth trying, so I did. Wow! It really did loosen up my sputum, but made me feel a bit shaky. When I mentioned it to the pharmacist, he hastily asked me to bring the boxes back. I told my GP but she didn't seem interested other than to say that the pharmacist just made a mistake. It wasn't discussed either way as to whether Salbutamol would be better or worse for me, so it just sort of "went away". I used to have a great GP, but he left the practise and moved away, so, I'm left with my current one who just seems to be coasting and taking the money.
What is acapella? Also what are pseudomonas?