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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…"
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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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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"
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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
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"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:  http://zyppah.com/ 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
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Apr 13, 2015
After twenty-five years of wearing a CPAP machine and a lifetime of struggling with sleep issues, I've learned a few things about sleep hygiene. One thing I am still tinkering with is vitamin consumption and how it affects the quality of my sleep. For most of my life I have been General Nutrition's best customer. If there is such a thing as a vitamin addict then that's what I am / was. At one time in my twenty's, I was popping upwards of forty types of vitamins a day. That's probably why my disco partying days didn't kill me back then. :) I was certainly burning up the dance floor as well as the proverbial candle at both ends. Funny - back then I was going to great lengths to stay awake all night so I could party. Now, I'm fighting for my life for a good night's sleep... My how times have changed!
But - the vitamin habit persisted throughout the years. I found a combination of three supplements that pretty much guaranteed me I was going to sleep for 14 solid hours. ( fourteen... that's NOT a typo )

2,000 units of vitamin C
2,000 units of Calcium
2 ea 500 mg aspirins.

Taken an hour or so after supper, I would sleep like a dead woman. Still don't understand why. This worked great until the day I took the two aspirin and went into shock - again. So, now I'm officially listed as allergic to aspirin, penicillin, and ibuprofen.

One other vitamin that affects my sleep is a B-vitamin complex tablet. This one, though, I had to take at noon to get the bulk of it out of my system before bedtime. Once again, if I took one, I could easily sleep for 10 straight hours. If taken in the evening, however, it will keep you up at night.

You guys on this sight have taught me more in the few weeks I have been registered here than my "lovely" sleep doctors have in 25 years. I hope sharing some of my experiences will help others just as much. Thank-you!

Kate

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Check out some of the newest research on D3.  It is fast becoming the wonder drug of the century.  Because it is fat soluble, it accumulates in your system and high doses of calcium will aggravate that process to a toxic level.  You never used to have to worry about taking a d3 supplement since vitamin D is always added to milk.  Now they are starting to think it might have all kinds of benefits in higher doses. If you get those cheapie, clear plastic throw away cups, you can actually see the sediment. A little is perfectly normal.  Weird test  but I don't do doctors unless I'm dying. I'm a firm believer in educated self-reliance.  And the key word here is "educated".  I was bitten by a nasty spider once, right on the waistband of my jeans.  I did a ton of research and discovered a way to heal myself.  The wound looked like a brown recluse bite.  The resulting hole left in my gut by the rotting tissue was pretty scary but - As long as I kept it clean and dry,  I had just as good a chance at beating that mess as a very expensive trip to the doctor.  And I did win.  that was two years ago.  The ONLY thing a Dr could have done for me that I could not do myself was the pain management.  The whole ordeal was excruciating.  but it's amazing what a good bottle of Black Velvet whiskey can do in that department. LOL

       Black Velvet can handle more than pain management. It celebrates with you when you're glad, commiserates with you when you're sad, keeps you company when you read the paper or a book -- without interrupting you with its opinions and comments -- and it....

      Oh, shucks!  I don't want to think about it especially since I can't drink at this hour. The only thing Black Velvet doesn't do is shoo away sleep apnea if taken just before bedtime!

Kate said:

Check out some of the newest research on D3.  It is fast becoming the wonder drug of the century.  Because it is fat soluble, it accumulates in your system and high doses of calcium will aggravate that process to a toxic level.  You never used to have to worry about taking a d3 supplement since vitamin D is always added to milk.  Now they are starting to think it might have all kinds of benefits in higher doses. If you get those cheapie, clear plastic throw away cups, you can actually see the sediment. A little is perfectly normal.  Weird test  but I don't do doctors unless I'm dying. I'm a firm believer in educated self-reliance.  And the key word here is "educated".  I was bitten by a nasty spider once, right on the waistband of my jeans.  I did a ton of research and discovered a way to heal myself.  The wound looked like a brown recluse bite.  The resulting hole left in my gut by the rotting tissue was pretty scary but - As long as I kept it clean and dry,  I had just as good a chance at beating that mess as a very expensive trip to the doctor.  And I did win.  that was two years ago.  The ONLY thing a Dr could have done for me that I could not do myself was the pain management.  The whole ordeal was excruciating.  but it's amazing what a good bottle of Black Velvet whiskey can do in that department. LOL

ROTFLMBO!  You are SO right!  It is my go-to medicinal for a number of things.  And as smooth as it gets!   Funny, it's the ONLY kind of alcohol that doesn't mess up my sleep.  Think I'll have another!  LOL

     Black Velvet doesn't mess up your sleep?  Maybe this single response is the repayment for all my hours on this site!

Kate said:

ROTFLMBO!  You are SO right!  It is my go-to medicinal for a number of things.  And as smooth as it gets!   Funny, it's the ONLY kind of alcohol that doesn't mess up my sleep.  Think I'll have another!  LOL

Well, FWIW, wine messes with my sleep and adds a bit of reflux sometimes, but gin and tonic doesn't. When I have nothing at all to drink at night it makes no different in my sleep quality either. I'm not sure about scotch since I don't have it very often.

Studying D3 and calcium is a research chore for today. I may be back asking you for a good link on that if I have no luck. I do take calcium but it can't be more than 1,000. I'm not a milk drinker or cheese eater so I'm not getting it from dairy.

OK, I'm having trouble finding a link about the dangers of calcium and D3. Could you provide one?

I know my D levels are around 30 even when I take 2-4000 units a day and the usual amount of calcium supps (1000-1200 a day.) I've never had kidney stones, knock on wood it stays that way.

Do you think all D3 supps are bad even when one has a low D3 level? Incidentally, an endocrinologist had me taking 50,000 units of D2 *A DAY* for several months and my level finally got up to 70. I also felt much better. When I went back to normal levels of D2 or D3 it dropped right back to between 24 and 30 and my energy level dropped and never really came back.  Long story short, everyone is different but I'd sure appreciate your posting a link to what you're saying. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

     An endocrinologist whom I saw because I thought there might be a hormonal basis to my constant wakings throughout the night -- like every other medical professional, he missed the real diagnosis of OSA -- noted one problem: very low Vitamin D level.

     I'm mindful of that problem/risk. As such, I've been taking Vitamin D ever since, using this product: http://www.drhoffman.com/page.cfm/381

      Hope this helps someone.

I think that's the only thing they look for, frankly!

I googled "vitamin D toxic calcium"  and it turns up a whole host of articles.  Check them out.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=hypercalcemia&so...

Here's one that seems pretty reliable linking too much calcium supplements with too much vitamin D supplements.

       I contacted a nutritionist friend who really knows her stuff.

       My friend is keenly interested in magnesium and believes most people are deficient in this mineral. She urged me to encourage all of you to visit www.mgwater.com   and learn more about the mineral.

       She is also keen on this book (which can be downloaded for free):
http://www.mgwater.com/rodtitle.shtml

       My friend highly recommends this blog:  http://drcarolyndean.com/

       My nutritionist friend also urged me to read Dr. Dean's books on magnesium as well as other magnesium-related book. Several are listed on Dr. Dean's site:  http://drcarolyndean.com/natural-health-books-by-dr-dean/

      My friend the nutritionist just sent me this note: "If you want to know why I asked Perlmutter to mention magnesium in neurology, please see this free, recentebook,which is a compilation from scientists all over the world."

 



ZolliStar said:

       I contacted a nutritionist friend who really knows her stuff.

       My friend is keenly interested in magnesium and believes most people are deficient in this mineral. She urged me to encourage all of you to visit www.mgwater.com   and learn more about the mineral.

       She is also keen on this book (which can be downloaded for free):
http://www.mgwater.com/rodtitle.shtml

       My friend highly recommends this blog:  http://drcarolyndean.com/

       My nutritionist friend also urged me to read Dr. Dean's books on magnesium as well as other magnesium-related book. Several are listed on Dr. Dean's site:  http://drcarolyndean.com/natural-health-books-by-dr-dean/

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