I read all the time about bronchiectasis sufferers having to clear their lungs daily but I find this so very difficult. I have been given certain aids and tried most things but still I cannot cough up much and only at certain times of the day - after extra activity which gives me a chesty cough - and not every day. I do cough quite badly first thing in the morning but it is a hard cough which produces nothing. I also suffer with rhinitis which causes phlegm problems too. I have had respiratory physio care and advice but even that hasn't helped much - especially all the huffing and coughing because I have a hernia which I don't want to make worse. I am wondering now whether any of you share my problem and if so have you found anything which has helped you.