i have had bronchitis at least 8 times in the last year. a couple weeks ago i had it for the seventh time. just when i thought that i was completly over it -wham-its back. ugh!!!!!!!!!!! i hate this. i started to think that it was lupus related even though i haven't been diagnosed yet. but now my husband has bronchitis too. do any of you have problems with recurring respiatory infections like bronchitis? do your spouses/partners get it more often from being exposed to your frequent bouts of it? has anybody quit smoking within the last year or so and had more respriatory problems since?