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ZolliStar replied to Dan Lyons's discussion CPAP & Dry Mouth
"Dan, Do you use a chin strap?  If you're a mouth breather, you may need a chin strap so that your mouth stays closed. It's important to keep it closed throughout the night for a lot of reasons -- mouth, dental, etc., etc. I've…"
Nov 24
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Wed 9  9 mg Thursday 10 missed  Friday 11 9mg have insomnia  going skip rest until insomnia goes away Just did maths had my five days"
Nov 11
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day after tomorrow I mean trump day wed 9 9mg "
Nov 9
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day two Monday 7 Nov 9mg very relaxed Day three Tuesday 8 Nov 9mg sniffles appears to have stopped  must reduce dose"
Nov 8
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Start treatment again  Nov 6 @ 2100 first day "
Nov 6
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day 5 not quite there must quit treetment for non and have at least a five day break But even so my health has improved "
Nov 1
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99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day three not so good with osa  DAY four better but still not quite there "
Oct 31
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure
"Day one immediate improvement to OSA but had insomnia and slight constapation Day two flatulence greatly reduced muscle tighten "
Oct 29
99 posted a discussion

Five Day Cure

I believe I have found a cure that only take five days which I am trialing now It has many benificial side effects as well by reducing snoring to name onePM ME as I do not want mainstream media to find out and have it banned as I fear that is how it will goWill try again after a little breakIn addition will increase omega 3And thirdly a chiropractic to realign atlas bone in spine is just a passing thought See More
Oct 28
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"BluePoint Medical* holding their next Remedy event on June 4 with Terry Cralle, RN on "Sleep in the Mordern Family".  They will also be checking CPAP machines and providing breakfast. Click on link above for more…"
May 7
Dan Lyons posted a discussion

CPAP & Dry Mouth

In recent months, I have developed extreme dry mouth as a result of the CPAP.  I am a mouth breather when using CPAP.Recently, I saw an advertisement for the symptoms of dry mouth, but as usual, when I need the information to have a discussion with both my primary care  physician and my dentist I haven't seen the ad. Has anyone else seen the ad and can anyone remember the info in the ad?Thanks in advance,DanSee More
Mar 30
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"My deductible is double what a machine is online but I can't get the machine set up. Any ideas?"
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"Hi all. I am just checking in and saying hi after being gone for a long time. I am doing GREAT! Just got a new machine and mask. Feel like I"
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99 replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"Do not turn light on as this hinder you from falling asleep or choose red light instead which do not afect your sleep"
Oct 27, 2015
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Oct 27, 2015
99 posted a discussion

Leaky gut

Do you have a leaky gutHow would you knowA telltale sign for leaky gut is Athletes footI wish to ask do you have or suffer from itThe reason I ask is maybe this is a common denominatorJust text yes or text noAnd if you are the first to text also keep a tallyExample38 yes 0 noYour input would alter the tally39 yes 0 noSo now I will input first1 yes. 0 noSee More
Sep 26, 2015
My eye doctor told me I have high blood pressure because the vessels in my eyes keep bursting. I look like I have been in a bar fight, and lost! I do not have daytime high blood pressure 119/70. Do you think I could have high blood pressure at night from my Mixed Sleep Apnea? Has anyone else had this happen?

I have recently been diagnosed with asthma and GERD as well. Are all of these conditions tied together somehow?

I have only been using the CPAP with the nasal pillows for about 1 1/2 weeks. I was (am) so embarrassed to wear the mask in front of my husband. It has been very emotional and upsetting so far. I ama glad I found a forum that helps people like us. It feels very isolating using the CPAP.

Thanks for your help.

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It sounds like you are on the right track. If you have mixed apnea you need to work closely with your doctor to get the maximum benefit from therapy. I am lucky as mine is just plain old fashioned obstructive sleep apnea.
BeeAlseep wrote, "My eye doctor told me I have high blood pressure because the vessels in my eyes keep bursting. I look like I have been in a bar fight, and lost! I do not have daytime high blood pressure 119/70."

I think you are having an affair! True story from about 15 years ago, we saw an article in the newspaper that said broken blood vessels often occur when having sex, especially with a new partner. The guys in the office laughed about the article.

I swear this is the truth. Two weeks after we had seen the article, our IT Manager took a three-day weekend to go deer hunting. When he returned to the office he had a large broken vessel in one eye. Boy did we give it to him about his dear hunting weekend! :)

Here is what WikiAnswers has to say, "this can be caused by extremely high blood pressure (especially when BP is elevated rapidly). For instance, it could be anything from crying too hard, forceful vomiting or dry heaving. In more frequent cases, medical issues such as hypertension or diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the eyes to break. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the more serious conditions and if this is even a possibliity you should see a doctor."

I have also heard weightlifters say they get them lifting, especially if they hold their breath (a no-no) when doing a heavy lift.

I used to get them and it could have been my undiagnosed sleep apnea. But I also used to lead a wilder life. :)

Good luck,
WOW, I sure wish I had YOUR life! But, alas, I don't. smiles. I had a older male doctor tell me the same thing about having sex about 20 years ago. I was much younger then, and I remember coming close to smacking him upside the head. I wasn't swinging upside down from the curtains! Smiles.

Well, I have had every eye scan possible and the only thing they can tell me is blood pressure. I have been tested for diabetes and my sugar and blood pressure are normal. I personally think it was the undiagnosed sleep apnea. I wake up tight and tense with muscle pain and teeth grinding and headaches and crazy eyeballs. Unless I am SLEEP walking at night and having a good ole' time!

Banyon said:
BeeAlseep wrote, "My eye doctor told me I have high blood pressure because the vessels in my eyes keep bursting. I look like I have been in a bar fight, and lost! I do not have daytime high blood pressure 119/70."

I think you are having an affair! True story from about 15 years ago, we saw an article in the newspaper that said broken blood vessels often occur when having sex, especially with a new partner. The guys in the office laughed about the article.

I swear this is the truth. Two weeks after we had seen the article, our IT Manager took a three-day weekend to go deer hunting. When he returned to the office he had a large broken vessel in one eye. Boy did we give it to him about his dear hunting weekend! :)

Here is what WikiAnswers has to say, "this can be caused by extremely high blood pressure (especially when BP is elevated rapidly). For instance, it could be anything from crying too hard, forceful vomiting or dry heaving. In more frequent cases, medical issues such as hypertension or diabetes can cause the blood vessels in the eyes to break. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the more serious conditions and if this is even a possibliity you should see a doctor."

I have also heard weightlifters say they get them lifting, especially if they hold their breath (a no-no) when doing a heavy lift.

I used to get them and it could have been my undiagnosed sleep apnea. But I also used to lead a wilder life. :)

Good luck,
Thanks so much for your help. I am printing out your reply and making sure I have it with me when I talk to the RT this week. I go in for a follow up appt at Natl Jewish in Denver in a week as well. I will make sure I get the right machine. I would have never known how to take care of myself without this forum. I feel so blessed to have found this. By the way, I found your site on an ad in Facebook.
Judy said:
GERD and Reflux ARE related to and CAN CAUSE asthma over a prolonged period of time.

Whether you are put on a Bi-PAP or not I would return that Escape and INSIST on at the very least the Resmed S8 Elite or S8 Elite II, both of which have EPR and are fully data capable.

If you have Mixed Apnea you may well end up on a VPAP or BiPAP ASV. Resmed's ASV was specifically developed for Central Apnea/Cheyn-Stokes Syndrome. I'd ask what brand and model they intended to provide, tell them to wait a minute, run home and check that model out online - and similar models - then go back and tell them whether I would accept it - or wouldn't accept it because it wasn't fully data capable. Just because a device has a data card does NOT mean it is fully data capable.

Also, just a prolonged coughing spree or hard cough can rupture blood vessels in the eye. I don' t know if that holds true for sneezing or not.
Also I cough a LOT from my asthma...that could have broken my blood vessels in my eyes as well. Now I know to use my rescue inhaler when I start coughing like that.

BeeAsleep said:
Thanks so much for your help. I am printing out your reply and making sure I have it with me when I talk to the RT this week. I go in for a follow up appt at Natl Jewish in Denver in a week as well. I will make sure I get the right machine. I would have never known how to take care of myself without this forum. I feel so blessed to have found this. By the way, I found your site on an ad in Facebook.
Judy said:
GERD and Reflux ARE related to and CAN CAUSE asthma over a prolonged period of time.

Whether you are put on a Bi-PAP or not I would return that Escape and INSIST on at the very least the Resmed S8 Elite or S8 Elite II, both of which have EPR and are fully data capable.

If you have Mixed Apnea you may well end up on a VPAP or BiPAP ASV. Resmed's ASV was specifically developed for Central Apnea/Cheyn-Stokes Syndrome. I'd ask what brand and model they intended to provide, tell them to wait a minute, run home and check that model out online - and similar models - then go back and tell them whether I would accept it - or wouldn't accept it because it wasn't fully data capable. Just because a device has a data card does NOT mean it is fully data capable.

Also, just a prolonged coughing spree or hard cough can rupture blood vessels in the eye. I don' t know if that holds true for sneezing or not.
Judy, why is it important to have a machine that is fully data capable and what exactly does that mean?

Judy said:
GERD and Reflux ARE related to and CAN CAUSE asthma over a prolonged period of time.

Whether you are put on a Bi-PAP or not I would return that Escape and INSIST on at the very least the Resmed S8 Elite or S8 Elite II, both of which have EPR and are fully data capable.

If you have Mixed Apnea you may well end up on a VPAP or BiPAP ASV. Resmed's ASV was specifically developed for Central Apnea/Cheyn-Stokes Syndrome. I'd ask what brand and model they intended to provide, tell them to wait a minute, run home and check that model out online - and similar models - then go back and tell them whether I would accept it - or wouldn't accept it because it wasn't fully data capable. Just because a device has a data card does NOT mean it is fully data capable.

Also, just a prolonged coughing spree or hard cough can rupture blood vessels in the eye. I don' t know if that holds true for sneezing or not.
Fully data capable means that the xPAP is capable of reporting your Pressure, Leak, AHI and AI as well as the number of hours and nights used. The number of hours and nights used are the Compliance Data which is of absolutely no value to you but only to the local DME supplier as proof for your insurance that you are using the xPAP they are paying for and ensuring that the DME supplier gets their insurance money.

That Pressure, Leak, AHI and AI data can given indications of how well you are responding to therapy - and more importantly - can provide important clues as to why you are NOT responding as well as expected to xPAP therapy. It can also be encouraging for us to see some actual data to verify that we really are feeling better and its not just our imagination - or vice versa, it is not just our imagination that we are NOT getting the benefit of therapy we should be getting.

Your Humidaire 3i integrated humidifier will be compatable w/the Elite so it is only the Escape you would want to return to exchange for the Elite.

The nice thing about the Elite (other than the excellent therapy it provides) is the easy access to and the amount of data available via the LCD screen every morning before noon. These devices have an internal, 24 hour, noon to noon, clock so we have to access the nightly data before noon as at noon the night's data is rolled over into the total averages. And once we've used it long enough we can also access the weekly, monthly, 6 month and yearly data averages via the LCD screen as well.

My personal opinion is that they shouldn't even build or provide anything less than a fully data capable xPAP.
Thanks so much. I feel better prepared to take charge of my own health by asking intelligent informed questions of my RT and Physician. :>D

Judy said:
Fully data capable means that the xPAP is capable of reporting your Pressure, Leak, AHI and AI as well as the number of hours and nights used. The number of hours and nights used are the Compliance Data which is of absolutely no value to you but only to the local DME supplier as proof for your insurance that you are using the xPAP they are paying for and ensuring that the DME supplier gets their insurance money.

That Pressure, Leak, AHI and AI data can given indications of how well you are responding to therapy - and more importantly - can provide important clues as to why you are NOT responding as well as expected to xPAP therapy. It can also be encouraging for us to see some actual data to verify that we really are feeling better and its not just our imagination - or vice versa, it is not just our imagination that we are NOT getting the benefit of therapy we should be getting.

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