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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…"
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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."
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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."
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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
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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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99 posted a discussion

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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richard graham posted a status
"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
Andy posted a discussion

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
Kay Day left a comment for Kay Day
"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…"
Sep 1
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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

New information about crackling sound in the throat

I posted before about the crackling in my throat (sounds like pop rocks candy). Thought it might be respiratory crackles but apparently my Doc says my lungs are fine. He says
it's excess mucus, post nasal drip, caused by allergies but, I don't know. I don't really have too much trouble with allergies and can usually breath through my nose fine at night. I occasionally use a neti pot. I told my doctor all these symptoms and he never though about LPR perhaps they don't know enough about it? He's sending me to an allergist.


While researching some GERD information for a friend, I found information about another kind of acid reflux called LPR or silent reflux. I don't experience any heartburn at all and I have so many of the symptoms of LPR. Chronic cough, trouble swallowing, asthma like symptoms, wheezing, post nasal drip.

Just thought people on the forum might like to know about LPR. I've researched it but perhaps the professionals have some interesting news to report on it for our members.

Tags: GERD, LPR

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Thanks for breaking this out in a separate post. I haven't heard about LPR, but perhaps others have.
http://heartburn.about.com/od/gastrictractdisorders/a/whatis_LPR.htm

I had not heard about this one. Very interesting. I am currently researching it at work. I will get back to you when I have some free time.
Just finished Dr. Park's book Sleep Interrupted. He mentions LPR, and i thought of this post.
if the person that posted the above mssg. reads this, i'd like to thank him for most probably waht i have just diagnosed myself wi/thanks to you!
for the past few weeks i have been suffering frfom most of the lpr symptoms and i was able to find your posting after googling what i had woken myself up from, which sounded like crackling from my throat.
i will now return to one of the many doctors who said i have NOTHING & who made me feel like a hypochondriac even though i knew i'm not the whole time!
thanks again!
Your welcome mi. I'm still not sure if LPR is my problem. My new doctor is sending me in for an upper GI next week. I'm better with the coughing, wheezing etc., but can still hear the crackling when I breath in very slowly. Good luck to you.

Too much fluid will get me crackling. That was a symptom of congestive heart failure. See that your bed is level also.If your feet are higher than your head, then the fluid rushes to clog you up. Salt. Another culprit. Take a 'water pill' and be surprised. I also used to take a 'dry up' pill. When you have that fluid in your head. 1 pill lasts 4 hours, helps you fall asleep, heart healthy, and cheap. chlor---tron. (something like that) 'equate' has them out at wally world 100 for just a couple bucks.

I think taking a diuretic without a doctor's order is not the way to go.

kelly said:

Too much fluid will get me crackling. That was a symptom of congestive heart failure. See that your bed is level also.If your feet are higher than your head, then the fluid rushes to clog you up. Salt. Another culprit. Take a 'water pill' and be surprised. I also used to take a 'dry up' pill. When you have that fluid in your head. 1 pill lasts 4 hours, helps you fall asleep, heart healthy, and cheap. chlor---tron. (something like that) 'equate' has them out at wally world 100 for just a couple bucks.

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