I was told by a respiratory specialist I saw at St Vincents private hospital in Melbourne (australia) that I have a 95% certainty that i have Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergilliosis. This was after CT scans of my lungs which also revealed bronchiectasis. This testing was done in preparation for a thyroidectomy I had done in mid 2017. After the thyroid surgery I got a lung infection, despite all the precautions, and took anti biotics. I also took 4 week course of prednisilone before the surgery.
My question is firstly in relation to my diagnosis, in that the Dr did do the blood test for aspergilliosis IgE levels which did not reveal elevated levels. So is it definite that i have it? The main symptom seems to be the lung scarring and the mucus plugs that cough up daily since early 2015.
Now we are in the middle of winter in southern hemisphere and symptoms are worse than ever. I am 48 year old woman, with Adult onset asthma since I was around 30 years old.
I am trying many things and reaching out to get help. I posted about a week ago about the infra red light therapy - but obviously no one has heard of this.
I am following some of the recs on this site for natural therapies, which i know brings some relief.
I am on max inhaled dose of steroid preventer called 'Flutiform' for inflamation and Asthma.
Any advice most welcome, and photo is typical mucus plug, which cough up between 3-5 of these each day, every day.