Was diagnosed with bronchiectasis about a year ago, and was given some postural drainage exercise by a very young and inexperienced physio. (I have severe osteoporosis so could not get someone one to 'thump' me as well.) Anyway, I did the exercises as this physio told me, but mucous refused to budge. The only thing to get it moving seems to be after eating a bulky meal and laying prone for several minutes and I bring up quite a lot. (Sorry to be so graphic but you all know what it's like...)
Anyway, had a follow-up appointment with consultant yesterday and she wants me to produce three lots of sputum for analysis but they must be taken as soon as I get up in the morning before I have had ANYthing to eat or drink. I told her, I thought this would be impossible so she has prescribed me a month's course of carbocisteine to help with loosening the phelm/sputum. However, I have IBS as well (I know - lucky ol' me!), so am reluctant to take this med as it could cause a flare up.
Anyway, my question is - does anyone have a really good method for bringing up recalcitrant phelm and/or know of any meds that could facilitate this?
Thanks for taking the trouble to read all that.
Thanks for being there.