Hi everyone, hope you are all as well as can be. Sadly, I have not been at my best for quite some time. Since September (possibly before, I cannot remember) I have had repeated infections that don’t seem to be clearing up properly. I’m on antibiotics most of the time as a result but they keep using the same one which clearly isn’t working. I’m supposed to only have mild bronchiectasis yet it doesn’t feel mild when I’m constantly at the gp’s getting yet more ab’s. I think, since September I have had 7+ infections and I suspect it’s the same one just not clearing up. Back in late October I had an ambulance out as I couldn’t breathe and they told me to get the gp to supply emergency meds but the gp refused. They never check sputum either. I have run a low level temperature almost permanently throughout this time. Right now, I can hear the wheeze and the noise audibly and my upper back hurts. It’s become so sensitive that anyone touching it causes me pain, even from a light touch. I need to ring the gp again today (last lot of ab’s finished Monday) or risk things getting worse over the weekend.
I haven’t yet had my letter through for my consultant appointment as it hasn’t been six months since I saw her.
I can only assume this is not normal so what is going on? Should I try contacting my consultant since the gp surgery seems reluctant to try anything but amoxicillin or just wait until I see her? Should I push for those ab’s?