I have had a shadowing on my left lung for eight years. I am seeing a specialist at the hospital every six months and when it was first found I had brushings and scrapings from my lungs, nothing nasty was found, but haven't been given any treatment. At my last appointment, it was found that I have now got shadowing on my right lung. For the last three month, I have developed an annoying cough which disturbs my sleep. and is getting worse. I visited my GP and saw a nurse practitioner who informed me that the hospital consultant has diagnosed, Bronchiectasis. The nurse practitioner prescribed me with Amoxicillin 500mg and told me to go back to him if it was no better after finishing them. I have today been back and he has prescribed Doxicilline 100mg as these are a stronger antibiotic. I am now wondering why I was not prescribed any medication when it was first found. Can anyone help?