I was diagnosed with bilateral bronchiectasis this summer. I had a bad car accident 4 yrs ago, until then I had asthma that was under control and was quite fit, I went gym regularly and boxed. I had mainly chest injuries including fractured ribs. Afterwards (until I was diagnosed) had a severe cough and would cough till I heaved. For almost 4 years my GP blamed asthma etc despite my contrast visits and begging. I would have at least 6 chest infections a year, I had to fight for tests. A week before my diagnosis I was admitted to hospital with pleurisy. Since the. I have been put on fostair, montelukast and mucodyne I have felt so much better!!
Has anyone else been told how or why they have this condition?
I have never had pnemonia etc