Has anyone used an Acapella breathing device ?

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CockneyRebel
CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,197 Championing
The team leader of my respiritory care team has shown me an Acapella breathing device but due to the cost GP's are unwilling to fund the cost. At a cost of £70 - £100 for a vibrating plastic tube it is a big expense so wondered if anyone has used one and what success did you have ?
Thanks

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  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,764 Pioneering
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    Hi @CockneyRebel Thank you for sharing this with us. I am sorry to hear your GP are unwilling to fund this. Did they offer any alternatives? Some of our members may have had experience with an Acapella breathing device., and can offer some advice. How are you doing today?
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,197 Championing
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    I'm doing good thanks. I don't know of any alternative to the plastic tube thing, might have to try and buy one to see if, how and why they work/cost a lot
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,764 Pioneering
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    Hi @CockneyRebel thank you for your reply. Oh I see, there's some information on a acapella choice from the GOSH website, that may give you a rough idea about the breathing device. Hopefully a member in the community has used this before and share their experiences with you.
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,197 Championing
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    Thanks for that Antonia. I have a COPD reveiw on friday so will ask again
  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,764 Pioneering
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    You're welcome @CockneyRebel. Okay, I hope it goes well and keep us posted. ;)
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,305 Online Community Programme Lead
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    Hi @CockneyRebel, sorry if I've missed this elsewhere but just wondering how your review went? Did you get anywhere with your request? 
  • Joely
    Joely Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    Yes I’ve had two of them.  Medicare has been good for me😊. And yes Acapellas are wonderful but..  my problem is thick mucus. Yes the device  loosens it  easily however the device gets junked-up in a day or two and here’s my rub. Cleaning instructions say take it apart and wash etc. damned if I can get the covers off to demuvacize it.  Now you know.  

    Still blasting mucus in COlorado, ugh!  Good day!