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Newbie here. Diagnosed last month with Bronchiectasis and severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea. I want to learn and I think many of you have already walked where I’m likely headed. First night last night on my CPAP machine. My Bronchiectasis not riled up right now but that could quickly change. I’d like to know how anyone coughing uncontrollably for a month or a few months due to Bronchiectasis can possibly wear a CPAP machine at night?
Eventually I’ll ask my pulmonologist’s advice on this. But the Pulmonologist told me a couple weeks ago that during my sleep study 148x per hour my airways closed or partially closed. He’s concerned my lungs are small....(note: didn’t know lungs came in small, medium and large). So, when I do see him next, he is not going to recommend I discontinue the CPAP, I’m quite sure.
Any of you have both of these conditions? What are you doing about your daily CPAP when the nonstop bad coughing comes to visit?