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ZolliStar replied to Dan Lyons's discussion CPAP & Dry Mouth
"Dan, Do you use a chin strap?  If you're a mouth breather, you may need a chin strap so that your mouth stays closed. It's important to keep it closed throughout the night for a lot of reasons -- mouth, dental, etc., etc. I've…"
Nov 24
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Wed 9  9 mg Thursday 10 missed  Friday 11 9mg have insomnia  going skip rest until insomnia goes away Just did maths had my five days"
Nov 11
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day after tomorrow I mean trump day wed 9 9mg "
Nov 9
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day two Monday 7 Nov 9mg very relaxed Day three Tuesday 8 Nov 9mg sniffles appears to have stopped  must reduce dose"
Nov 8
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Start treatment again  Nov 6 @ 2100 first day "
Nov 6
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day 5 not quite there must quit treetment for non and have at least a five day break But even so my health has improved "
Nov 1
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99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Day three not so good with osa  DAY four better but still not quite there "
Oct 31
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure
"Day one immediate improvement to OSA but had insomnia and slight constapation Day two flatulence greatly reduced muscle tighten "
Oct 29
99 posted a discussion

Five Day Cure

I believe I have found a cure that only take five days which I am trialing now It has many benificial side effects as well by reducing snoring to name onePM ME as I do not want mainstream media to find out and have it banned as I fear that is how it will goWill try again after a little breakIn addition will increase omega 3And thirdly a chiropractic to realign atlas bone in spine is just a passing thought See More
Oct 28
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…"
May 7
Dan Lyons posted a discussion

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
Mar 30
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"My deductible is double what a machine is online but I can't get the machine set up. Any ideas?"
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"Hi all. I am just checking in and saying hi after being gone for a long time. I am doing GREAT! Just got a new machine and mask. Feel like I"
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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"
Oct 27, 2015
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"Hi Rhondda I am visiting pelham and have osa "
Oct 27, 2015
99 posted a discussion

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
Sep 26, 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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