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I am new to lung disease although I’ve had a chronic cough and trouble breathing for two decades. Never saw anybody for it because I was once told it was all from anxiety . January 2015 I decided I should get it checked out and after much testing & many doctors found I have bronchiectasis, fibrosis and mycobacterium abscessus.
I go in hospital on Monday to start the drugs. Amikacin, Clofazimine and Imipenim. ( I’m allergic to penicillin so they want to start the latter in the hospital.).
Has anyone had this particular cocktail and how bad are the side effects? I am already a pretty sick 52-year-old and I’m very sensitive to medications. Just want to know what to expect. Does anyone take probiotics with their antibiotic therapy?
Thanks all. Be well.