With tablets it ranges anywhere between 50 and 100, depending on how much I've eaten, as it varies greatly with my Creon 10,000 Enzymes.
I also don't have oxygen, as even when my lung function is down and I'm struggling to breathe my saturated oxygen levels are still at 100%. Most of my friends with CF do have to have Oxygen though.
I guess you mean tipping on a wedge, with percussion to help release mucus from the tght spots?
As far as I'm aware that technique isn't in use anymore. People either use the Active Breathing Cycle (ABC), which can be done sat up, or layed flat, or ABC with Percussion. Also layed flat or at up, and not at an angle.
I personally use a device called the Pari PEP. It can't be used on it's own, or with a manometer to make sure you're blowing te correct pressure. It can also be used with a Pari Nebuliser, so you can nebulise either regular Saline (0.9%) or Hypertonic Saline (7% I think) at the same time.
I find this technique is the most effctive for me. I also throw in a little of the ABC and a huff, as it's even more effective for clearing out the lungs.
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Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, ABPA, Clinical Depression, Mild liver cirrohsis, mild osteopenia. Waiting for final diagnosis on Muscular Dystrophy type symptoms.
Medication: Creon 10,000, Flucloxacillin, Vitamins A,D+E, Tobi nebuliser, Serevent, Salbutamol, Sertraline, Odansetron, Nefopam, Ciprofloxacin, Ursodeoxycholic Acid, Omeprazole.
Had a Port-a-cath fitted on chest wall since 11th Nov 05
Post Edited (Darkies Gem) : 7/20/2007 5:22:41 AM (GMT-6)