Most likely you have silicaosis.Same as asbestosis, that has caused Chronic Bronchitus of which there is no cure. although treatment helps.If you are coughing up sputum a lot, having to feel like you have to clear your throat all the time and it gets worse when you lie flat that is sure sign.
Get to a pulmonologist right away. It will progressively get worse ,but faster without treatment.I screwed around with different doctors and it took me 5 years to get an accurate diagnosis. Even Swedish Medical in Denver, noted as bieng the best lung center in the country messed it up.
Secondly, get to a lawyer and file a Worksman's Compensation claim. Do not do this yourself.Corporate lawyers will over whelm you.
Spiriva, which is non steriod helps me the most and I prefer to not to take steroids like Advair and Symbacort. Thye are all expensive but hopefully you have a good haelth care insurance. My mail in pharmacy charges about $925 froa 90mday suppply,but I fpoundCosto is about $200 cheaper.
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