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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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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…"
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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…"
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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…"
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"If I thought something could work other than this lousy cpap that would be awesome"
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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
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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, 2015
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, 2015
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Feb 10, 2015
In doing my weekly cleaning of my CPAP equipment today I noticed an accumulation of white stuff on the bottom of the water chamber. A small section I can reach with a knife, I can scrape some of it away, but most of itI can't get to. Even letting it set with pure vinegar does not affect it. If it was a calcium deposit I would think the vinegar would dissolve it. I am worried it is some sort of fungus! My lungs are healthy right now, I would hate to make them sick. I have an appointment with the pulmonologist on Weds, two days from now, and am going to take the chamber with. In the meantime...have any of you guys seen this before?

At one time I did not know to pull off a top piece and clean that weekly as well. It had some black mold growing on it...I now clean that weekly and have no more problem with that. I just don't want the treatment of my problem to ever be worse for than the problem itself.

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It is highly recommended that you use only distilled water in your humidifier. I have used only distilled water in mine, except for one night I was in the hospital and used tap water cause I didn't want to inconvenience anyone. I have never had a deposit form in my tank.

What type of water are you using? Bottled water is not the same as distilled water. Please let us know and maybe narrow down what it might be.
I forgot to mention I only use distilled water.
Are you using ONLY DISTILLED water and directed by your device's manufacturer?

Try dissolving a Polident Denture Cleanser tablet in very warm water in your humidifier water tank. Let it set as long as possible. Shake it a time or two thru out the time it is soaking. Empty and rinse well. Rinse again w/vinegar solution.
I will try to polident and get back to you guys and let you know how it goes. Yucky white stuff!
if you can snap a picture of it, and post it, we might be able to get a better read on what the icky white stuff is.

Dawn said:
I will try to polident and get back to you guys and let you know how it goes. Yucky white stuff!
Mike said:
if you can snap a picture of it, and post it, we might be able to get a better read on what the icky white stuff is.

Dawn said:
Haha Mike...you think I am more technically saavy than I am!
no worries. the actual pix might gross some of us out anyway ;-)

Dawn said:
Mike said:
if you can snap a picture of it, and post it, we might be able to get a better read on what the icky white stuff is.

Dawn said:
Haha Mike...you think I am more technically saavy than I am!
I've been notoriously bad about using tap water in my humidifier and get those hard water deposits. Ever since I had to get my second replacement tank I've been a lot better though. My resp therapist said I could get a new reservoir every 6 months or so though, so maybe it's just time for a new one. (Maybe even sometimes the distilled water has some minerals in there. After all, if they're passing tap water off as spring water/drinking water, who knows how far you can trust them.)
maybe this is BS, but i heard somewhere that you could get a respiratory disease from using tap water instead of distilled. food for thought...

amott1973 said:
I've been notoriously bad about using tap water in my humidifier and get those hard water deposits. Ever since I had to get my second replacement tank I've been a lot better though. My resp therapist said I could get a new reservoir every 6 months or so though, so maybe it's just time for a new one. (Maybe even sometimes the distilled water has some minerals in there. After all, if they're passing tap water off as spring water/drinking water, who knows how far you can trust them.)
Yeah, I was admonished by my respiratory therapist about it too. That's why I've been a lot better about it lately. Although I'll usually just go without water at all to avoid having to mess with filling it up. (Lazy, I know!)
Dawn, You are absolutely right to check the status of the humidiffier with your Doctor. Calcium deposits look like a white material, some of it can be scraped away, others form an almost ceramic surface. . If deposits in a humidifier can be compared to calcium deposits inside a hot water tank, the heat from the electrical or gas source bakes them firmly to the sides of the tank.. I wonder if this could have happened with your humidifier? Perhaps if the humidifier ran dry several times,it might be hot enough to bake the calcium deposits to the bottom of your humidifier. You might let SleepGuide know what your doctor tells you. RuthR,
Dawn, it just occurred to me that the best thing for you to do would be to toss the humidifier and just replace it with a new one. these things are supposed to be switched out every few months anyway, and if you have insurance or Medicare, it will be reimbursed at no/little charge to you. Can you toss it and replace?

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