Do you use vibrating vest and nebulizer at same time?

Posted by ckscoville @ckscoville, Jan 1 4:01pm

I wear a (vibrating) SmartVest — usually 3 times a day for 25 minutes each time — while doing my nebulizer treatment with (first) albuterol and then either 3% or 7% saline. I’ve wondered however, about whether wearing the vibrating vest while using the nebulizer actually hinders me from breathing deeply with the nebulizer as I should be doing. Has anyone else dealt with this? Thanks….

@cmi

All the conversation of nebulizing and vests has been very helpful…Now I have some “meat on the bone” for discussion this week with my ID doctor. The cocktail of “3” is doing nothing for the discomfort in my lungs/chest that just refuses to go away. Again this variant of Lady Windermere Syndrome…no sputum…leaves me worried that the gunk is turning to cement down there. Thank you all for sharing.
Regina

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“Now I have some “meat on the bone” for discussion this week with my ID doctor.”

Regina, be prepared to discover that you know more about nebuizing, and percussion vests than your doc. Particularly since s/he isn’t (I presume) a Pulmonologist. Hope you can report otherwise. Don

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I think that there was a discussion here about nebulizing with the Aerobika attached. I’ve tried both ways but wonder if there was ever a concensus about whether it is more effective to use them at the same time or better to use the Aerobika after the nebulizer. It’s definitely faster but not sure if it is better to clear lungs.
Thanks in advance for any comments.

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@kathyhg

I think that there was a discussion here about nebulizing with the Aerobika attached. I’ve tried both ways but wonder if there was ever a concensus about whether it is more effective to use them at the same time or better to use the Aerobika after the nebulizer. It’s definitely faster but not sure if it is better to clear lungs.
Thanks in advance for any comments.

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@oram

Hi – when I do them together I cannot get a productive cough from the 7%. Only without vest or Aerobika can I get one good productive cough after nebulizing

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Seems counterintuitive, though Oran my experience is similar to yours.

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