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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"
Friday
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
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
Fred updated their profile
Apr 13
ZolliStar posted a discussion

New mouth device on the market

I've been hearing advertising for this product over the past few days.  It's sold as something to help snoring, but as I look at the information it seems to me that it would work just as well as my mandibular advancement device (MAD).In other words, this could help some of us with sleep apnea.Read about it here.Anybody have any thoughts about this?  See More
Mar 31
99 replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"Hi Richard I mainly use an empty humidifier as it reduces noise"
Feb 16
richard graham left a comment for richard graham
"When I can afford it I'd like to get New machine with heated tube"
Feb 10
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"I would like to see this forum active again as well. I will be more aware of what's going on"
Feb 10
ZolliStar posted a discussion

If you have trouble falling asleep....

I thought that when I got my sleep apnea diagnosis, that -- at last! -- all my sleep problems had come to an end.Ha!I have trouble falling asleep. Indeed, I rarely feel sleepy at night although I do feel tired. I even cut back on computer at night, etc., etc. (and installed f.lux on my computer) but I still had trouble. Now I'm doing something different: wearing special glasses (Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear glasses). They block out the blue -- and they're making a difference! First I tried…See More
Feb 1
99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
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."
Dec 21, 2014
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."
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
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?"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
Dec 21, 2014
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
Dec 20, 2014

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.

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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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