FINALLY you're going to the the pulmonologist. It's hard to wait, when you're having problems! It's hard to believe that they make people with chronic problems wait so long.
Yes, my lungs have improved. After the lung infection finally cleared, I got flu, then bronchitis, and another lung infection. Barb, on this forum, who has the same type of reactive stomach as I do, let me know that she can tolerate Z-Pac, so my doctor tried that, and it didn't bother my stomach.
That cleared up my lungs (finally), and now they feel great. (Keep in mind that I still have allergies, so I'm getting some cough and mucous, but my lungs feel NORMAL now.) So in my case, the GERD was the main cause the uncontrolled asthma. Of course, I'll still have asthma symptoms from allergies, but that I can handle.
I hope that your pulmonologist can get to the bottom of your problems and get you cleared up.
Hang in there.
Thinking of you.