Helpful Devices for MAC

Posted by Flib @flib, Thu, Aug 8 2:17pm

Has anyone purchased and used Molekule, an air cleaner, It is quite expensive, around $700. I’ve seen it advertised but it’s too pricey unless it really clears the air the way it says. Also, is anyone using a respiratory vest for boronciectasis. and if so could you make a recommendation. I’ve had mac a long time but it hasn’t progressed much;ronchiectasis , however, is making it harder to clear my lungs. I do nebulize a saline solution twice a day.

@flib I’ve been using the SmartVest for bronchiectasis since 2017. It does help somewhat to clear the congestion.

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@flib
I too have the vest. Mine is the Hill Rom vest and Medicare paid for most off it. But still just the copay was 3000.00. I think it helps. I'm suppose to use it two 30 minutes sessions a day but I don't usually do that unless I'm very congested. But then it also helps if you have a husband or someone to do pounding on your back to loosen the phlegm as an alternate to the Vest.
Shari

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@flib I've been using the inCourage airway clearance vest. I use it once a day in the morning right after the saline nebulizing. Medicare paid for mine. I can tell when I miss a day, so I know it helps.

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Do you need prescription to get it? Where can you order it? Thanks! Cila

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@flib Hi, I had the Hill-Rom vest first, now the Afflo, I prefer it because it’s battery powered so I can walk around with it.

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@margiebanks

@flib I've been using the inCourage airway clearance vest. I use it once a day in the morning right after the saline nebulizing. Medicare paid for mine. I can tell when I miss a day, so I know it helps.

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Margie, that is good to know. (That it helps)

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@cila

Do you need prescription to get it? Where can you order it? Thanks! Cila

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@cila, I would imagine you would need a scrip for one. Especially if you want insurance to pay for it.

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@flib I bought two stand alone air purifiers from Lowe's. They have a hepa filter and an ionic filter. I bought them about 8 yrs ago and they ran about $130.00 each. They are fairly light weight too. I use mine during pollen season, but should use on a reg basis.https://air-purifier-ratings.org/learn/what-is-an-air-purifier/

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@cila

Do you need prescription to get it? Where can you order it? Thanks! Cila

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@cila
Yes Cila
Your doctor submits the scrip to your insurance.
I kinda wished I looked more into the afflo vest instead because I don't like being tied down to the Hill Rom. But then I always do my salt nib and Ventolin nib at the same time so I'm tied down anyway.
Shari

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@cila your pulmonologist orders it, and depending on your medical coverage, it is covered.

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@1065408

@flib I’ve been using the SmartVest for bronchiectasis since 2017. It does help somewhat to clear the congestion.

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I have an AFFLOW VEST. It’s great— helps bring up phlegm. Just got it 2 months ago. No bill “yet”— medicare
It’s all battery operated. Use it 2x a day when I use my nebulizer. Feels good— nice case w/rollers to take places when you travel.

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@windwalker

@flib I bought two stand alone air purifiers from Lowe's. They have a hepa filter and an ionic filter. I bought them about 8 yrs ago and they ran about $130.00 each. They are fairly light weight too. I use mine during pollen season, but should use on a reg basis.https://air-purifier-ratings.org/learn/what-is-an-air-purifier/

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@windwalker Thanks for that info, I will have a look at some. I am guessing there is no water in the air purifier process, it is pollen season here at the moment, and we are suffering.

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I started using a respiratory vest (about four months now) and received mine through Respironics. They have been an excellent company to work with. I live in Minnesota, though so I don’t know if this is helpful or not. I was not able to clear any mucus before using the vest, but am having success now. Good luck and stay well😊

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@cila

Do you need prescription to get it? Where can you order it? Thanks! Cila

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I needed a prescription to get it and my insurance covered most of the cost.

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@migizii

I started using a respiratory vest (about four months now) and received mine through Respironics. They have been an excellent company to work with. I live in Minnesota, though so I don’t know if this is helpful or not. I was not able to clear any mucus before using the vest, but am having success now. Good luck and stay well😊

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That is wonderful that it has made such a difference for you!!❤️

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