Talk to your doctor or a specialist about your lung condition and symptoms. Ask if getting tested for NTM may be right for you. But starting the dialogue isn’t always easy.
To prepare for your discussion, use the About NTM Discussion Guide to record the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, your history of lung disease, medical history, and list the questions you have. Then, bring the Discussion Guide with you to your next appointment.
That way you know exactly what you want to talk about, and your doctor can have the information they need from you.
Although NTM is considered a rare disease,
there are communities of people just like you.