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Percussion vest

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Dec 4, 2019 | Replies (38)

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@margiebanks

Hello @gj53 I'm diagnosed w Bronchiectisis and MAC, and I didn't produce much sputum when first diagnosed over a year ago. My percussion vest (inCourage Airway Therapy Vest) was the 1st investment on my journey to better health. I didn't think it did much for the first couple of months but was assured it was loosening the mucus in my tubes. I did a puff on an albuterol inhaler first to open up my airways. Thinking bigger is better I asked my doc for the nebulizer albuterol and couldn't tolerate it either. Made me too jittery. I did start nebulizing every morning w 7% saline solution (moisturizes, thins the mucus,cleanses) following up w the vest. Most days I can now cough up a couple or a few big plugs. The machine is expensive everyone's co- pay is different. Best of luck with your decision. Margie

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THank you for your reply. Am thinking could try the nebulizer with just saline then and see if that helps. The doctor will ask me if my chest feels full but it does not. Just can't produce anything with my cough.