Monday, November 26, 2012


In terms of CF treatments, I have it pretty easy.  I use albuterol, hypertonic saline, and pulmozyme once a day.  A lot of others CFer have much more to do each day.  But, regardless, I have been having trouble with getting all three treatments done.  The main problem is not being able to do HTS and pulmozyme at the same time.  Doctors say these need to be separated because HTS can interfere with the effectiveness of pulmozyme.  Theis means two different trips to the nebulizer.  I'm good with getting in the first treatment, which is always the albuterol and HTS.  But for some reason I am really having problems with pulmozyme.  I think the problem is a combination of forgetfulness and laziness.

I have really tired several ways to try and be more compliant with pulmozyme: setting alarms, designating a specific time, and doing the treatment first thing in the morning.  I have not been successful with any of these strategies.  A couple of weeks ago, I came up with a new solution to help me with being more compliant: I bought a portable nebulizer.  I purchased a DeVilbiss 6910 Series. It has a car adapter, so I can use it while traveling.  So my plan right now is to use pulmozyme on my way to work.  It has been working really well for me so far.




  1. That is awesome you found a way to get pulmozyme done on your time!!!

    I to find myself with very little inhaled nebs. For me I am just doing HTS once in the morning but it has been a god send. I love HTS!!!