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Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Sunday
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Friday
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Friday
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I have to admit, it's easier to fall asleep."
Mar 31
Ginny Edmundson replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"have always used the comfort setting since starting. I tried it once without and hated it. "
Mar 30

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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