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Thread: Tune ups

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    Tune ups

    Can someone explain to me what a "tune up" or "clean out" is? I've only been on IV once in hospital, and that was 10 years ago. What exactly qualifies you to need a tune up? Should I be going in for these? Or are they only for if you have more then mild lung damage? It seems to me that a lof of people on here go in for them, and I'm wondering if I may need these to keep my CF in my lungs from getting worse or not? Do I only need these tune ups if my lungs are somewhat bad?

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    Tune ups

    Can someone explain to me what a "tune up" or "clean out" is? I've only been on IV once in hospital, and that was 10 years ago. What exactly qualifies you to need a tune up? Should I be going in for these? Or are they only for if you have more then mild lung damage? It seems to me that a lof of people on here go in for them, and I'm wondering if I may need these to keep my CF in my lungs from getting worse or not? Do I only need these tune ups if my lungs are somewhat bad?

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    RE:Tune ups

    I tune up is basically just an admission into the hospital doing the usual CPT & IV's. The idea of them is to avoid the CFer from getting to the point of lung damage (more than necessary anyway) & truly "sick" stage since it takes a lot to bounce back. Years ago I would go in before I even had "symptoms" of things getting out of control. After 2 times of that & still ending up in the hospital I decided I would only go in when symptoms were starting & I didnt seem to handle it with oral antibiotics etc at home. The only real difference I can think of with a tune up is that the meds used might not be as many or as strong tho for me since I was not a "regular" patient in the hospital, I always got the same stuff until last year!

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    RE:Tune ups

    I tune up is basically just an admission into the hospital doing the usual CPT & IV's. The idea of them is to avoid the CFer from getting to the point of lung damage (more than necessary anyway) & truly "sick" stage since it takes a lot to bounce back. Years ago I would go in before I even had "symptoms" of things getting out of control. After 2 times of that & still ending up in the hospital I decided I would only go in when symptoms were starting & I didnt seem to handle it with oral antibiotics etc at home. The only real difference I can think of with a tune up is that the meds used might not be as many or as strong tho for me since I was not a "regular" patient in the hospital, I always got the same stuff until last year!

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    RE:Tune ups

    Yeah basically a tune-up is when you dont feel deathly ill, just something that is constantly bugging you or lingering, and say one or two courses of antibiotics doesnt really help. Most of my admissions are tune ups. Seeing as Cipro doesnt work as well for me as it use to.

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    RE:Tune ups

    Yeah basically a tune-up is when you dont feel deathly ill, just something that is constantly bugging you or lingering, and say one or two courses of antibiotics doesnt really help. Most of my admissions are tune ups. Seeing as Cipro doesnt work as well for me as it use to.

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    RE: Tune ups

    Whenever I'm admitted (once every 1 to 2 years) it's referred to as a tune-up. It's always a 2 week boring ordeal with IVs and CPTs, as Melissa mentioned. I usually have to go in for this when I'm not feeling like my usual, or can't get back up to my base on my own. It hasn't been a reflection of whether you're super sick ot not, it's been told to me that's it's just good for maintenance. If you don't need IVs, then you're doing well and that's a great thing. I think it's an analogy to a car getting tuned up, everything gets checked over, change the oil, so everything is working as well as possible.

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    RE: Tune ups

    Whenever I'm admitted (once every 1 to 2 years) it's referred to as a tune-up. It's always a 2 week boring ordeal with IVs and CPTs, as Melissa mentioned. I usually have to go in for this when I'm not feeling like my usual, or can't get back up to my base on my own. It hasn't been a reflection of whether you're super sick ot not, it's been told to me that's it's just good for maintenance. If you don't need IVs, then you're doing well and that's a great thing. I think it's an analogy to a car getting tuned up, everything gets checked over, change the oil, so everything is working as well as possible.

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    RE: Tune ups

    So basically what you're saying is that tune ups are not required unless oral or inhaled antibiotics aren't working for you? Because as of now both work for me, and I've only been on IV once 10 years ago. I want to make sure that tuneups are not something I need to start to make sure I stay healthy, and that they are only needed once oral or inhaled doesn't work for you.

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    RE: Tune ups

    So basically what you're saying is that tune ups are not required unless oral or inhaled antibiotics aren't working for you? Because as of now both work for me, and I've only been on IV once 10 years ago. I want to make sure that tuneups are not something I need to start to make sure I stay healthy, and that they are only needed once oral or inhaled doesn't work for you.

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