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Living Dangerously - Nebulizer Cleaning

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: May 12 11:41pm | Replies (137)

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After a few years of slavishly doing a half hour twice daily on the Respirtech “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” strait jacket I began to boldly tinker with the established drill. Guess what? The sky didn’t fall.

At this point I’ve jettisoned my my old chum; Thumper. I’ve become convinced that nebulizing an ampule of 7% saline solution is keeping my lungs as healthy as they’re likely to get.
Slow to cast caution to the wind though, I’ve refrained putting Thumper on the driveway with a “For Sale” hanging from it. If things change you’ll among the first to know. Currently I “Neb” for approximately a quarter hour twice daily. Morning session is unremarkable; evening session prompts paroxysmal coughing, spitting, and sneezing, What fun! Don

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Thanks for being the trail blazer you are. That's what I like. Tips, tricks and all other bags of info. My MAC has been negative the last two but I can' seem to to shake the Pseudomonas for very long. I'm thinking our municipal water supply is the bad guy. I'll be "again" talking to our water works folks to see if they will do some testing. I don't think they want anyone rattling their cage. Currently I'm inhaling Tobramycin and can't seem to get through the process even after nebbing 30 min. I've tried Neb Doctors and Trek S (portable) compressors. I alternate between AeroEclipse II and regular set up with aerobika. One is not better than the other. I know I need to get the med in me but how long to keep it up. I usually stop after 30 mins. Any ideas? Thanks. Faye

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