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jazzdoh

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A few of years ago i developed bronchitis after a heavy cold and now seem to get a bout of it every year which needs antibiotics to clear it up,thing is it normally comes around end of Dec early Jan which is ok on the sax because its usually my quiet time.
Unfortunatly i have it now and I'm just about to start a run of 6/7 gigs in the next 3 weeks which is going to be challenging with this problem.

Just wanted to know if there are any other suffers out there and if any tips to help.

Thanks

Brian
 

kevgermany

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same problem, I stop playing. Blowing the sax with the side effects of antibiotics is too much for me. Besides, I can't brethe well enough to blow.

Sorry no tips except a good shower/steam inhale to clear things out before you play.
 

breathless

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I used to have the same occurance every year (smoking induced) when I was in my twenties, I didn't heed the warning and ended up with plurosea, which is an infection in the mucus sack around your lungs, very painful, every breath fealt like my insides were be greated with a rasp file. It took a doctor to scare the he'll out of me one day before I stopped smoking.

On the upside ive never suffered anything like it in over 20 years, although when I do get a cold it goes to my chest and I suffer like a big girl..

Lee.
 

jazzdoh

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I used to have the same occurance every year (smoking induced) when I was in my twenties, I didn't heed the warning and ended up with plurosea, which is an infection in the mucus sack around your lungs, very painful, every breath fealt like my insides were be greated with a rasp file. It took a doctor to scare the he'll out of me one day before I stopped smoking.

On the upside ive never suffered anything like it in over 20 years, although when I do get a cold it goes to my chest and I suffer like a big girl..

Lee.
Yes man flu is very bad :)
I have never smoked and when these bouts hit me they start with a cold and then progress,just a pain when you play the sax.

Thanks for your comments

Brian
 

Pyrografix

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Hi Brian,

My hubby gets occasional bouts of bronchitis and more recently the docs have been prescribing him asthma inhalers alongside the antibiotics which have helped him recover faster - might be worth enquiring if you haven't been offered this.

As an asthmatic myself (or something of that ilk - medics currently undecided!), I'm currently able to play for about 3 weeks out of 4 and try to spend the week of 'rest(!)' trying to brush up on the music theory.....

Hope you have a speedy recovery.

Amanda
 

jazzdoh

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Thanks Amanda i will look into the inhaler option.
I have just had 2 weeks off from playing but will now have to get back to it and blow as best i can.

Thanks again

Brian
 

jazzdoh

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Well 2 gigs in and i am still suffering,been a bit of a challenge,at times over compensating with the breath control has resulted in some weird squeaks much to the amusement of the rest of the band,having been back to the doc's he seems to think it could be a temporary bout of asthma rather than bronchitis,oh well back to the practise.

Thanks for the replies.

Brian
 

Colin the Bear

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I was told that asthma doesn't go away. My lung condition turned out to be a reaction to our much loved springer spaniel. Problem sorted itself out when we divorced and she took the springer. You have pets? Steroids sorted me out but watch out for the mood swings if you're prescribed them. First time I was happy as larry the whistling lark but second time I was a bear with a sore posterior.
 

jazzdoh

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I was told that asthma doesn't go away. My lung condition turned out to be a reaction to our much loved springer spaniel. Problem sorted itself out when we divorced and she took the springer. You have pets? Steroids sorted me out but watch out for the mood swings if you're prescribed them. First time I was happy as larry the whistling lark but second time I was a bear with a sore posterior.
Thanks for the reply Colin

Yes i own a miniature schnauzer but he doesn't shed his hair,what ever it is it is getting better by the day with the inhaler the doc has prescribed,he did say that he thought it would only be temporary so time will tell.

Glad your asthma is sorted.

Brian
 

Colin the Bear

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The springer didn't shed hair. It was his muskiness that did for me. Asthma inhalers did give some relief, but any colds and I felt like I was drowning. It might be worth mentioning to your doc the next time you're there. They can test for it I've found out since. I've never had any problems with other pets and currently have large old moulting german shepherd and have no breathing poroblems. Taking drugs so you can live with a pet is not a healthy solution. It will sort itself outin time though.
 

Pete C

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Get yourself a flu jab every autumn - chest infections usually start with a cold or flu in my experience
 
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