Patient Comments: Chronic Bronchitis - Treatments

What were effective treatments for your chronic bronchitis?

Comment from: Cadiche, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I have had asthma for most of my life, which developed into bronchitis and then pneumonia 14 months ago. I was prescribed prednisolone for the pneumonia. Two months later, I was diagnosed as profoundly deaf, from an adverse reaction. I now have what the doctors keep telling me is 'just asthma' and I have Bricanyl inhaler for attacks (which are about 10 times per day) and budesonide 400 mg inhaler to use as often as I need. On top of that, I take montelukast 10 mg tablets at night for the asthma. The thing is, not a single one of these work. I cough up more fluid than I ever thought possible, have a chronic pain at the bottom of both of my ribs when I cough and the coughing is so severe that I urinate myself, even when I sleep. I use incontinence pads for that reason, but even those are fallible. Doctors refuse to consider that I have more than just asthma, as this is nothing like the asthma that I have suffered for my whole life. I am not a smoker and I do not drink alcohol.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 13

Chronic bronchitis and COPD are not always a result of smoking. I have never smoked (fortunately) but I have alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency which causes lung and liver disease. Unfortunately I have COPD there is a lack of information about alpha 1 and not enough support and awareness of it.

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Comment from: pjsass, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 28

I have had severe bouts of bronchitis for about three years now which last for several months. I had pneumonia 3 months ago. I constantly cough, produce excessive mucus in both my lungs, I have post nasal drip, bouts of exhaustion and I easily get short of breath. Pulmonary doctor gave me Symbicort to be used twice a day. The doctor noticed no improvement so he stopped it. I also have Ventolin as a rescue inhaler but also don't notice much change when I use it.

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Published: February 04

I have Chronic Bronchitis. I see a pulmonary doctor. He prescribes Sprivia, Abuterol for a nebulizer, and a rescue inhaler. I find none of these give very little relief.

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Comment from: Shivaree, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

I have had bouts of bronchitis for about 10 months out of the year for the last 2 years. I've been given z pack antibiotics, steroids which are ineffective and occasionally the prescription cough syrup which works for a 2-3 hours at a time. I am desperate for relief. I am on my third doctor in 6 months and he is treating me with the same drugs. So far no improvement. So far the bronchitis has caused scarring in my lungs, laryngitis, pulled muscles, and a fractured rib.

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