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I am glad i found this board. I am a 30 yr old male in New York City.
I was born with pectus excavatum (sunken chest) which never gave me too many problems. I had about 4 pneumonias in my 20's... After the last pneumonia a year ago, i was given a CT scan and mild bronchiectasis was found in my upper right lobe (where my chest is sunken in.)
Throughout the last year I was in and out of the hospital for strange lung complaints such as crackles, feelings of mild illness, and mucus.
About 3 months ago I started to get nonstop mucus throughout the day, lots of it. I still didn't feel ill no signs of fever etc. so i went to get my first sputum samples. NTM MAC was found. I started the big 3 antibiotics about 10 days ago (3x a week) but still don't feel better.
I wake from my sleep multiple times a night from congestion in the chest and I clear my lung all day everyday. I usually have sweats in my sleep now. I am very tired of all of it.
Has anyone had a similar experience? My pulmonologist has been infected with covid 19 and I have no access to any doctors in New York until this virus settles down.