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Recurring bronchitis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 12, 2006
  • 05:06 PM

I am a 56 yr female, and have recurring bronchitis, every 3 months or so I go to ER or dr. and get keetex antibiotic. After 2 dyas of 800mg meds, I still feel like a brick on my chest, coughing, no fever, sweating, and relativiely no energy, also have stuffy nose, congestion, headachy and hoarseness. Dr did an EKG, )OK)but no chest xray and sent me home with antibiotics. I am otherwise a very healthy individual, have not smoked in 30 years, and take Singular nightly. I have heard that some meds actually cause bronchitis? Any suggestions?

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  • Hi. Bronch is one of my personal favorites. My son plays with it at least six time or more per year. In fact, it earned him a perfect round hole in his throat that is the best kept one you'll ever see, and with it I can suction out all the gunk in his lungs that he has no energy to do himself. But anyways, do you breathing treatments through SVN? Take any kind of maintenance inhaler to keep your bronch tubes open throughout the year? Singular is excellent but it sounds to me that maybe there might be some asthma relation also. Your bronch tubes need to be open and dialated in order to work and not get inflamed causing a bronchitis. We use Xopenex, Flovent, Advair, Pulmicort and any other bronch dialator to keep them puppies open and flowing. A "maintenance" inhaler is excellent. Then the "rescue" inhaler for emergencies. P.S. If you choose Xopenex, which is waaayyy better than Albuterol, for a SVN treatment then tell your Dr. to write the script for "Tachycardia" and not "rapid heart rate". The Xopenex lasts longer and doesn't make you so jitterey. God Bless. MakAsh.
    MakAsh 2 Replies
    • November 30, 2006
    • 07:23 AM
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  • Hi Sue,Investigate Buteyko breathing technique. It strengthens the lungs and is helpful with many lung problems including asthma. Do you breath through you mouth mostly? if this is so, then it may be the root of your problems as small particles are going directly into your lung instead of being caught in the nose hair and in the mucus at the back of your nose that kills of foreighn stuff entering the lung.all the best,Agape,Searchingsam
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 30, 2006
    • 02:24 PM
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  • most chronic cough is caused by post nasal drip.your sinus symptoms sort of confirm this.treat the sinusitis with several courses of high dose antibiotics,sudafed and cetirizene to mitigate the allergy which is probably present and the initiating cause. do not expect an early result. your lungs will have almost certainly have been rendered hypersensitive by the crap dripping down from your sinuses and it willtake up to four months for your lungs tosettle down .forget bronchitis until you have eliminated p.n.d.let me know how you get on.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 01:10 PM
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  • did you have blood work done?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 03:23 PM
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  • I am a 56 yr female, and have recurring bronchitis, every 3 months or so I go to ER or dr. and get keetex antibiotic. After 2 dyas of 800mg meds, I still feel like a brick on my chest, coughing, no fever, sweating, and relativiely no energy, also have stuffy nose, congestion, headachy and hoarseness. Dr did an EKG, )OK)but no chest xray and sent me home with antibiotics. I am otherwise a very healthy individual, have not smoked in 30 years, and take Singular nightly. I have heard that some meds actually cause bronchitis? Any suggestions?I understand how you feel. I had bronchitis for a month, got off the meds and four days later, I had it again. I ended up taking 8 different meds for one month and they didn't work. The doctor put me on prednizone for two weeks and it knocked out the infection. I have been healthy (except for the emphysema) for one month. It has been 44 days since I stopped smoking.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 23, 2007
    • 00:45 AM
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  • most chronic cough is caused by post nasal drip.your sinus symptoms sort of confirm this.treat the sinusitis with several courses of high dose antibiotics,sudafed and cetirizene to mitigate the allergy which is probably present and the initiating cause. do not expect an early result. your lungs will have almost certainly have been rendered hypersensitive by the crap dripping down from your sinuses and it willtake up to four months for your lungs tosettle down .forget bronchitis until you have eliminated p.n.d.let me know how you get on. I also have had recurring bronchitis and can't seem to shake it. In between bouts of bronchitis I have had allergy symptoms and they will NOT go away....post nasal drip, shortness of breath, rhinitis etc. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO TREAT THESE SYMPTOMS? I have been on astalin, singulair, advair for SIX months and I can't shake these symptoms (allergy test showed slight reaction to dust mites only). Any help would be appreciated! I am at my wits end.
    Dave F 7 Replies
    • October 12, 2007
    • 01:53 PM
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  • my mother has the same simptomes for years, went to see many doctors, many diffrent solutions, nothig lasted.
    lisamarietuck 1 Replies
    • December 4, 2009
    • 10:27 PM
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  • To the OP, most bronch is caused by viruses - 90%. Antibiotics are messing you up if not needed - they help produce resistant bacteria. You need a test on your sputum to see if bacteria is really the cause. And smoking is the number one cause of your problem. You say you smoked 30 years ago, who knows how long or much, but the damage could already be done (or not).Also, oxygen could help you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 21, 2011
    • 09:21 AM
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