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Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2

hello to anyone whos reading this! im female 20 yrs of age :)

i want to ask a couple of questions and need informations.

cause im new to this. ive been reading about it from some websites but im still worried and still feel lost.

anyone here suffer from central apnea? what treatment have u tried and did it work?

what should get checked to rule out the causes? and can it be cured?

hope people who suffer from it would like to share.

any help would be greatly appriciated thanks :)

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thamk u for the input dw im noy sure how to private mess u but i sleep on my side n i dont take no meds cause i dont like to b on meds i like natural  remediems i been takeing this stuff caleed sleep apna pill o i all so ordered some chiness stuff wich sounds like sistuan i can get the right spelling ur ifo was help ful im  6 ft 257 n i have quit drinking n smokeing n i would like to appoligie for being alittle upset the first day on here n sorry for answering mary i was confused thought some one was asking me im a liottle conputer confused
 
D. W. Conn said:

Michael,

There are a few things you can do to increase success with your treatment. Sleeping on your side, Elevating your head and shoulders may help. If you have weight issues, be sure and address them with your physician as soon as possible. Just 10 pounds can increase apnea events. The use of alcohol as well could be a problem. Talk to your Physician about the medications that you are currently using.

Do you have high blood pressure? If so, be sure you take your medication as directed. Decrease salt intake. Slat increases fluid load and may cause some swelling in throat tissue adding to obstruction events. Please feel free to send me private message and we can talk more about these problems.

Wayne



michael said:

ok here i go im on this machine bi level resapronics 30 days preassue 12 to a hi of 25 i think  n im a truck driver and work has this policy n place that ur ahi needs to b below 10 well i cant get it beloe 11 sometimes it 13  i need to get back to work im more depressed n im ready to do stupid things cause if im going to lose everything im takeing some people with me im on the verger of going postal im fed up i i need to work 

 

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