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ZolliStar posted a discussion
Sunday
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"I talked to Kimberlie at the Novant Sleep lab last week (at Prince William Hospital) and she said they would not be holding any meetings this year but are planning to start holding meetings again next year.  I'll let you know when we have…"
Jul 14
richard graham posted a status
"I just have mask called the Wisp. Hope it works. Anybody have experience with it. I have an ultra mirage nasal mask and get leaks at brid"
Jul 9
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??

Hi All,First off, my apologies for not checking in for a long time.I've been using my Resmed S8 AutoSet II for almost 3 years! I feel great, have lost almost 30 lbs, am no longer sleepy during the day, sleep through the night, and have my short-term memory back.Yay!I've told my doctors that I'm the "poster child" for Sleep Apnea and CPAPs! It's been, and continues to be, such an amazing experience that I want everyone to know!Everything has been going well in CPAP-land, but in the last few…See More
Jul 7
hifay replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"What type of chin straps?"
Jul 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"No real improvement in sleep study.  Just not having to use cervical neck color.  What a bummer. Surgeon wants another sleep study in about a month or so (home one) Not sure if will do or not. "
Jun 22
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Ginny, how are you doing after the tongue procedure?"
Jun 22
Mary Z posted a discussion

AHI finally under five.

I have been on CPAP since March 2008 and had a good AHI when I started therapy (under 5).Then my AHI started getting worse- for a while it stayed in the 20's, then we got it to the high teens.  Nothing we did would help.  My doctor said it was due to the meds I take.  For a couple of years I just tolerated the high AHI.  I did another sleep study and changed to an ASV machine.  For two years I still had a AHI around 11-13.  Then all of a sudden - a month ago I noticed my AHI was running five or…See More
Jun 22
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"FWIW, I've been alternating between my mouth device and my APAP. I haven't used humidity at all when I use the APAP -- and don't miss it, either. "
Jun 14
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I still use humidity but less of it. It seems to be working OK.."
Jun 14
ZolliStar replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I rarely use the humidifier. I think it's less necessary during the summer when there is humidity.   I also switch between my mouth device and the APAP.  I like each for different reasons. Not sure with which I sleep better, though.…"
May 21
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I've been doing well.  I think you were going to try the cpap without humidity- did that help at all?  I haven't had a cold for a couple of years."
May 14
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"CPAP seems to cause stuffiness in many of us.  ANother reason I hate it so much!Do you rinse your nose with saline once a day…maybe before you go to bed for the night? "
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do wake up stuffed up most days"
May 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I do have non allergic rhinitis. Now I'm thinking that's probably it because I only feel that way for a day or 2. Thank you"
May 4
Ginny Edmundson replied to richard graham's discussion sick again
"I have been lucky.  Not one cold past three years. Could some of your problem be allergies?"
May 4
richard graham posted a discussion

sick again

It seems like I am sick with colds more often when I'm on the CPAP. Anybody experience that.
Apr 30
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.  "
Apr 20
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. "
Apr 20
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13

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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