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I want to purchase a device to help me to bring up mucus. I’m considering either one of the acapella devices or a flutter. Any thoughts as to which is best? Thanks. Jean

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    Hello Jean

    I’ve used both of these devices. Personally, I found the flutter reached deeper inside, loosening the mucus a little more. However, you have to be in an upright position to use the flutter. The Acapella can be used lying on your side, which I prefer, as I can lie with my head and chest lower using pillows under my hips, thus helping the mucus to cough up a lot easier.

    hope one of then helps you.

    Anne

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    I was given an acapella on the NHS. Worth checking whether your GP will prescribe, as they are expensive to buy.
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    Hi

    I use a device called an Aerobika

    Which seems to work really well. I am very happy with it.

    Glenda.

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    Hi

    I use a shaker classic. Best thing I ever use. Use it once in the morning, then use just before bedtime. Five minutes each time

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    I like the Acapella Choice the best.  It is dishwasher safe and it comes apart easily. I have the Aerobika also and it is also dishwasher safe. I like the Acapella best though.
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    Dear4 Jean.

    Two days ago, my respiritory nurse bought me FLUTTER. I have used it three times now and it works very well and has made a big difference. Hope this helps. Graham 2340.

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    Thanks everyone, always useful to find out others experiences. I’ve just got an acapella on prescription so will see how I get on with it. Good to have all this support. Jean
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