Constant Phlegm w/ pseudomonas for 8 years
I'm a 38 y/o female. About 8 years ago, I had a bad cold & have suffered with constant phlegm every since. They did a sputum-culture & found a psuedomonas infection. I have so much phlegm & every year it just gets worse. I have to "hack-up" this stuff 200-300 times each day!! They first sent me to an allergist. They did testing & I had allergy-shots for 10 months. Didn't help. Then I went to different ENT's & have tried all the nasal-sprays & pills. Nothing helped. They removed part of my nasal passages, didn't help either. Then they thought it might be gerd (I don't have heartburn) so I tried guaifenesin, protonix, reglan, omeprazole. Nothing worked. I tried the nasal WASH. It seemed to a help a little bit, but then it stopped. So, I tried a stronger/saltier solution, but it didn't help. Then I went to a Pulmonologist. He tried more Rx, the last one being Inhalers w/prednisone. Didn't help. He tested me for Cystic Fibrosis with the basic DNA blood test, it was negative. I had an endoscopy a couple weeks ago, it was normal. I saw an Infectious Disease Specialist because of the pseudomonas, & he can't figure out why I have the infection, because I don't have a fever & the typical symptoms. I tried Cipro, it doesn't get rid of it.
I'm at my wit's end here!! Any help or advice you can offer would be GREATLY appreciated!!