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I was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis in March 2019 just after I completed 5 months of chemotherapy for MCL (mantle cell lymphoma). During the treatment I had a couple of bouts of running fever so the doctors thought it might be pneumonia. After two bouts they did a CT scan and diaganosed Bronchiectasis. Things went well until January of this year when I started running fevers that have persisted to this day although the fevers are now below 101.4.
My big issue is having to deal with the mucus that I expel after each vest and nebulizer treatment (I do three treatments daily with the vest for 30 minutes at 80%). My nebulizer prescriptions are three treatments of Ipratropium Bromide and two treatments of Budesonide (my middle vest treatment is only with the Ipratropium Bromide). I also take twice a day 400mg of Mucinix to help break up the mucus.
Being an laryngectomee (throat cancer in 2011-2012), I am wondering if any fellow laryngectomee or some one with bronchiectasis has found a treatment that better addresses the bronchiectasis and the running of a fever every day.
I am hoping that someone can assist me in finding a treatment program that will make my bronchiectasis more manageable especially for long distance traveling, which my wife and I did prior to the pandemic.
Pray that everyone is exercising common sense during this pandemic.
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