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99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
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99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"just add to the distilled water it is antimicrobial eg cleans your machine and is beneficial for keeping you healthy  from bugs germs viruses you get the picture and when you need to clean the humidifier out, put water on your plants the silver…"
10 hours ago
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"If the heated tube works with your machine I would try that.  They also make covers for your tubing which may help some.  I think the heated tube may be your answer.  Keep us posted."
13 hours ago
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Richard, some folks just use the humidifier in a Passover mode.  They just don't turn it on, but let the air pick up moisture without heat."
13 hours ago
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
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Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"I Andy, I realize I'm months behind your post.  I have no idea why your S8 would stoop collecting data.  I'm glad to hear  you're having such improvement with your apnea.  I have made great strides since I changed…"
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Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?
"Andy, just found your post.  I don't know anything about this new machine.  How are you liking your new ResMed?"
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Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
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Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Hi Richard,  I don't bother with a humidifier.  Someone on the forum suggested not using it and I'm a lot less congested without it.  A good AHI is under 5.  I use the Wisp and have been since it came out.  I think…"
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hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
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colloidal silver

a humidifier can be used with colloidal silverthis can keep the humidifier clean for day maybe weeks or longer without the need to clean the humidifiersilver colloidal is antimicrobial and you could just top up your humidifier without cleaning and at the same time treat your bodyor you just put silver on it own into the humidifierSee More
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"I feel like the humidifier is making me feel yucky and I'm waking up hacking and having to clear my throat a lot for a while."
Nov 3
richard graham posted a discussion

what's a good AHI?

I've been using and auto and it says my AHI HAS been between 4 and 6 and wondering what's a good range.
Nov 2
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Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?

Hi All,I've just ordered a new Resmed S10 AirSense, and I was wondering if anyone here has used one?Any information or input would be appreciated!See More
Sep 29
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"Hi All, Well, I went to the sleep doc today, and he ordered a new S10 for me! I still don't know why my S8 is not tracking data anymore. Anyone have any ideas?"
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liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Just found they have a Facebook for the REMedy event, 1st Class Sleep REMedy Wellness Health Fair."
Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
Sep 25
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"September 1, 2014 My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
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Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
Aug 23
DOES ANYONE HAVE A CHRONIC COUGH THAT DOCTORS CAN'T DIAGNOSE, OR THEY SAID MAYBE IT IS CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, ASTHMA, OR SOMETHING ELSE, BUT HAVE BEEN ON MEDICINES AND THEY DIDN'T WORK? SO THEY DON'T KNOW WHY YOU COUGH. DID YOU GET DIAGNOSED HAVING THE COUGH BECAUSE YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA? ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREAT.

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Are you on any blood pressure meds? Post nasal drip? Smoke? Work history? Allergies?

Lots of variables can cause chronic cough. I have to be careful with my blood pressure meds as certain ones give me a chronic cough. I, also, have severe allergies, post nasal drip, am around 2nd hand smoke, have asthma, etc.

I have not heard of sleep apnea causing a chronic cough, but think it would be possible that throat irritants that inflame the throat tissue and make it swell would impact sleep apnea due to that swelling. In other words the throat inflamation would worsen the sleep apnea -- but the sleep apnea was not caused by the chough.
Ask your doctor about using an inhaler for the cough. I've had chronic coughs in the past and have been prescribed inhalers after a few weeks when they didn't go away. They worked really well.
Doctors have said all of these, and I have been all kinds of medicine. I don't have high blood pressure. Thanks. I am still investigating.
Rhonda

sleepycarol said:
Are you on any blood pressure meds? Post nasal drip? Smoke? Work history? Allergies?

Lots of variables can cause chronic cough. I have to be careful with my blood pressure meds as certain ones give me a chronic cough. I, also, have severe allergies, post nasal drip, am around 2nd hand smoke, have asthma, etc.

I have not heard of sleep apnea causing a chronic cough, but think it would be possible that throat irritants that inflame the throat tissue and make it swell would impact sleep apnea due to that swelling. In other words the throat inflamation would worsen the sleep apnea -- but the sleep apnea was not caused by the chough.
I have had all kinds of inhalers, the medicines I am on help. If I didn't take meds. I would be choking all the times instead of coughing. Thanks.
Rhonda

Mike said:
Ask your doctor about using an inhaler for the cough. I've had chronic coughs in the past and have been prescribed inhalers after a few weeks when they didn't go away. They worked really well.
YESS!!! I was lucky enough to find out that my chronic cough had absolutely nothing to do with my respiratory system.

I was going in for a pre-surgery EKG, and the nurse administering the test recognized my cough as being symptomatic of GERD...Gastro-Intestinal Reflux Disease. My stomach acids were irritating my esophagus, causing the coughing.

She had worked in a GI's office, and she said there was a 'certain sound' that seperated this particular 'type' of cough from others.. I had no 'heartburn' or other stomach symptoms.

Once I started on some GERD meds, the cough went away! I'm on daily Prilosec now, but was on some other meds before (sorry, don't remember the names). GERD is most apparent while lying down, so most noticeable while 'trying' to sleep!

This may not be your problem, but it's worth checking into.

~Maggie
by the way, I know that GERD and sleep apnea often go hand in hand. i don't understand the physiology of it yet, but have heard from many about the correlation. bet other members will know what's up on this. i'll start a stand alone thread on GERD and sleep apnea.

Maggie Jay said:
YESS!!! I was lucky enough to find out that my chronic cough had absolutely nothing to do with my respiratory system.

I was going in for a pre-surgery EKG, and the nurse administering the test recognized my cough as being symptomatic of GERD...Gastro-Intestinal Reflux Disease. My stomach acids were irritating my esophagus, causing the coughing.

She had worked in a GI's office, and she said there was a 'certain sound' that seperated this particular 'type' of cough from others.. I had no 'heartburn' or other stomach symptoms.

Once I started on some GERD meds, the cough went away! I'm on daily Prilosec now, but was on some other meds before (sorry, don't remember the names). GERD is most apparent while lying down, so most noticeable while 'trying' to sleep!

This may not be your problem, but it's worth checking into.

~Maggie
I have asthma, although it's not as severe as they show it in movies. Mostly it's just a nagging cough, especially when I'm exposed to allergens like dust, mold, pets, or smoke. I have found out that asthma is aggravated by hearburn/reflux though, and so have to keep my heartburn under strict control to help too.

I have been on albuterol inhalers for emergencies (although an emergency for me is just that I'm coughing, not like I'm dying or something) and I've been on Advair for maintenace a few times. That helped me out when I was in an environment full of allergens (a dusty, moldy house full of cats).

As far as connection to my sleep apnea, none has been suggested to me, although I would say that both my asthma and my sleep apnea probably contribute to my crappy lung capacity.
I have taken Allegra for several years, and at times have to stop for a week or so as it will make me cough, and also give me back pain..was at my wits end with the muscle pain in my back, finally started reading up on my meds, and saw these were both side effects of Allegra..a few days off took care of it, also only take 1/2 tablet if I am not having allergy problems..
This has happened 3-4 times since I have been on the Allegra, but it works so well, I'm willing to accept it..
Brilliant minds think alike. But MaggieJay beat me to the punch. Silent reflux was my first thought once sinus drip had been ruled out.
my son has asthma and when i was bringing him up as a male single parent i would treat his cough this way
first i would give water for immediate relief second his medication from the doctors and third honey to make the benefits last longer
My cough is asthma. Not a "typical" symptom of asthma. The inhaler works to stop my cough. I also have GERD, which can cause coughing. My doc said that it is all related. You have OSA so you can't breathe so you strain to breathe which causes the stomach acids to be pulled up into the esophagus, then the acids get into the lungs which cause asthma. Good luck in finding out the cause of your coughing.
I was diagnosed with acid reflux, they thought that was why I was coughing, had the operation. I stopped for a few, then back to coughing.

Judy said:
Brilliant minds think alike. But MaggieJay beat me to the punch. Silent reflux was my first thought once sinus drip had been ruled out.

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