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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
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Jan 23
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
richard graham posted a status
"For the first time in a while I got a whole night sleep with my machine but woke up beat and left side of my head feels weird, not sure if"
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Jul 7, 2015
ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
Jun 27, 2015
ZolliStar replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"You can try this website: I have a MAD (mandibular advancement device). Dr. Steven Park evaluated my mouth and throat (not everyone can use a MAD, it turns out) and pronounced me a candidate for it. The truth?  I…"
Jun 27, 2015
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"The link didn't work so me so I couldn't see the product.  I do have experience with a supposedly reliable boil and bite device.  I should know by now I have a small mouth and nothing regular size fits.  I don't think…"
Jun 27, 2015
richard graham replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"If I thought something could work other than this lousy cpap that would be awesome"
May 22, 2015
richard graham posted a status
"I moved and have been sick a lot and can't use cpap because of cough and I'm depressed a lot"
Apr 26, 2015
Fred posted a discussion

CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
Apr 13, 2015
Fred updated their profile
Apr 13, 2015

60 days without a cigarette!

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well done

it takes seven years to say you have completely kicked the habit

well done 

Everyone I know who quit reported that they quit for good once they passed the 60-day mark.Well, you passed it. YOU'VE QUIT FOR GOOD! 

As for the risk of gaining weight?  I'll simply refer you back to the YouTube that you posted a while ago (and which I've sent around to all my friends):


Great news, Rock.  Please keep it up.

Kudos, Rock!!!! I'm so proud of you! My first attempt to quit smoking I made it just about 90 days. In that 3 months I gained 20 pounds so I went back to smoking. (Hey, we all make our own choices and have our own priorities).


So - voice of experience: watch your weight closely, don't make excuses for an extra pound or two. Exercise, watch your diet carefully especially portions, eat healthy, be especially wary of sweets of any kind (your brain is trying to replace the nicotine w/sugar), diet sodas increase your appetite.

Where have you been Judy?!


Ive gained 3ilbs in 60 days.


3 lbs in 60 days??? Wow! Good on you, Rock. That is not easy! I'm pruod of you, my man!

HoKay, Rock. FINALLY after all this time I am using my VPAP Auto in Spontaneous mode w/smooth, easy transitions from IPAP to EPAP, I'm at IPAP 14, EPAP 10 and I'm fairly consistently getting 0 AIs and low HIs for consistently under 3 AHIs. Whew! Took some doing, a few temper tantrums, much that I learned from you and lots of time w/one change at a time, one week at a time, BUT I finally made it!


I've been into my genealogy again pretty hot and heavy, and visiting the healingwell Crohn's disease forum w/occasional visits here, at apnea support and at cpaptalk. I don't always post when I visit anymore but I do still peek in on occasion.


I'm doing really well w/the A fib. No A fib episodes since the 3rd day of Rythmol last year. Just recently finished a 21 day event monitor which substantiated my claims of no A fib. Tried to talk the cardiologist into backing off to the "pill in the pocket" approach but he wasn't buying into it - yet. He says it is too soon.


In August another 21 day event monitor and if no events he'll consider stopping the warfarin. Then, MAYBE, 6 months after that we can talk about the "pill in the pocket" approach. My guess is he figgers the COPD will eventually cause more A fib even w/the current low doses of Toprol and Rythmol. But I didn't ask and he didn't tell. *wicked grin*


Sometimes ignorance is bliss and this leaves me something to "bug" him about instead of just obediently going along w/what he suggests w/o a little bit of reisistance at least to keep things from going too smoothly for him. Gotta keep these docs awake and on their toes, you know.


congrats, Rock.  What an accomplishment!  you deserve to feel very proud of yourself.  keep it up.  

there's a commercial here in the NYC area about lung cancer/ quitting smoking.  it talks about how hard it is to hear your doctor tell you you've got cancer.  hard on you, but the commercial's kicker is how hard it would be to tell your kids that you're dying of cancer.

Excellent!  Good for you!  If you ever have or even THINK you're going to have a moment of weakness, take a small shot of Tabasco sauce and put it between your lower lip and your gum.  After 20 years of trying to quit, that one little trick FINALLY got me over the hump.  I STILL carry a bottle in my purse to this day!  It is simply amazing how fast your your desires for a cig can change when your mouth is on fire and you've got tears rolling down your face... It works!

Great news Rock!!!

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