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Recently diagnosed after ten years of “chronic bronchitis.” Prednisone and antibiotics knocked it out until last two years. My recent blood work shows compromised immune system, probably from me taking too much prednisone over last two years. Sputum being cultured now so we can see what we are dealing with...and hopefully get right antibiotic. On Symbicort twice daily, albuterol neb twice daily, Ibuprofen 800 mgs 4x daily, and trying to clear lungs...techniques that work much appreciated. Hard to sleep and breathless much of time with no fever and fairly good lung function tests. Had been fairly active till recently walking three miles per day and some weights till recently...too much coughing and hacking at gym.
Any suggestions would be appreciated and good luck to all in your fight with this condition!!