This is my first post. I was diagnosed with mild bronchiectasis earlier this year after years of being told I had asthma (which I'd never believed). I've also got 'small airways disease' and large lungs, neither of which have been explained to me. The only medication I have been given is Qvar, but it doesn't seem to have improved my breathlessness. I've never been given any information leaflets by the hospital. I never see the same GP at my surgery, the only appointments entail a three week wait, and I have only ever seen (different) registrars at the hospital. My GP surgery won't let me have an emergency pack, despite the hospital asking them to, and for my first exacerbation last month I was only given 7 days of antibiotics, again not what the hospital had requested. So I'm feeling rather confused and fed up! I was just about coming to terms with the diagnosis, but the exacerbation made me realise just how awful it can be. It took over 5 weeks to get back to normal, and certainly taught me to listen to my body and get to the GP more quickly next time. Unfortunately my job and boss don't make taking time off sick easy, and my DH prefers not to know what's going on, so I'm having to deal with this on my own. I realise I'm lucky to have it only mildly. I keep reading posts here where people refer to 'their' consultant or 'their' gp, but I've had no continuity of care and have never as actually met the GP I am registered with. Does anyone here have any tips for me? I should add that I've seen a lovely physio, so now know about 'huffing'. Thanks for reading!