Thanks for your query.
Firstly, there is no correlation between thyroid
condition and lungs problem.
I fail to understand the reason for putting you on steroids
. If you did have difficulty in breathing, drugs that open up the wind passages, would have sufficed. Was your phlegm/sputum sent for testing?
The commonest cause of recurrence of bronchitis
symptoms is inadequate duration or dose of antibiotics given; or, the causative organism was resistant to the prescribed antibiotic. Also, steroids reduce the immunity of the body. Hence, while on steroids, the chances of recurrence of bacterial infection of the lungs are high.
Further, it is possible that it could have been fungal infection
Further, you have not mentioned if a chest x-ray was ordered or not; what were the x-ray findings, if done.
Please consult your treating doctor and discuss your case with him. He knows what would be best for you.
Dr. Rakesh karanwal