Have just returned from 6 weeks in our caravan in southern Spain. Did wonder if my lungs would be clearer. Well.... absolutely unbelievable!! I felt better than I have done since I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis 3 years ago, phlegm a fraction of my usual amount. Had energy, a different person. Was so so hoping it would continue when I got home. On 3rd day back the phlegm has returned back to my normal amount!! What can I deduce from this though? A fluke? I live in North Devon in a valley with lots of trees although in a coastal village.. so is it the vegetation around me, the wet damp climate ( notorious here) or something in the house. I used to live in the south east and lung problems started when we moved here 12 years ago.. infections/ early pneumonia, asthma worse. Thing is I love it here, my family are in the south west. We did have mould on one part of the wall several years ago as the heating pipes under the floor had a leak, but that was seen to by having "down pipes" from upstairs. Also have had some plumbing issues but they have been sorted. What sort of expert would I get to check who wouldn't have an ulterior motive in selling something? Or is it the humidity? Don't like Spain that much to want to live there and we were there in the driest part of the year. Or is it the vegetation around here but if so would have thought it would've produced more asthma like symptoms, not an increase in bronchiectasis phlegm. Aren't seeing my consultant for some time and I expect he would dismiss it all. Don't know if anyone has any thoughts?
Love to all x