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Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
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"
Apr 11
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
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REFLEXOLIGY TO SLEEP

JUST rub the pad on top of your thumb or both your thumbs lightly remeber to put you mask on firstContinue

Started Oct 1, 2012

OSA causes brain damage
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Damage from Untreated OSA Seen After 1 MonthA landmark study by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine found that middle-age and older men with even mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) were in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris H May 10, 2012.

Are you electrosensitive?

Are you electrosensitive?Try the following Quiz to see if you may be electro-sensitiveHave you used a mobile for more than 5 years?Have you used a cordless phone for more than 5 years?Do you, or…Continue

Started Apr 3, 2012

Theanine
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Theaninewhat is known about Theanine to help with sleepContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Apr 1, 2012.

 

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Latest Activity

99 replied to Glenn Watson's discussion cannot get used to my CPAP- very frustrated!!
"it has taken me six years to get comfortable with my s8 think of your driving licence as an incentive to persevers"
Jan 5
99 replied to George Sibley's discussion Seniors: New Medicare Rule Makes It Impossible For Oral Appliance For Sleep Apnea To Be Covered
"need  to claim grandfather rights and say this is not what i sign up for and challenge their decision by claiming grandfather rights"
Jan 5
99 replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Head cold
"ethier stop your humidifier or give it a good clean"
Dec 31
99 commented on Janna's photo
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The (ideal) sleep apnea process

"what are the natural reedies "
Oct 31, 2013
99 replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Battery back up
"Will a UPS (uninterruptedable power supply) do the job"
Dec 8, 2012
99 replied to Mike Burns's discussion The best way to clean and dry you cpap tubing, mask . And has ant body use or seen the Hurrcane dryer?
"try steam cleaning followed by steralization"
Nov 16, 2012
99 replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Battery back up
"if there is no electric use a mouth device"
Oct 29, 2012
99 posted a discussion

REFLEXOLIGY TO SLEEP

JUST rub the pad on top of your thumb or both your thumbs lightly remeber to put you mask on firstSee More
Oct 1, 2012
99 replied to Corey Stricker's discussion MRCA & infectious diseases
"IR Nose LIGHT Features: • Accredited by Allergy UK• Suitable for use up to 3-4 times per day, allowing 5-6 hours between treatment.• Additional nose probes available for purchase• One unit is suitable for use on multiple people…"
Jul 9, 2012
99 replied to Corey Stricker's discussion MRCA & infectious diseases
"you can purchase infra red IR light to stick up your nose"
Jul 9, 2012
99 replied to Henning's discussion Obama Care
"IT is not the Americans that are opposing it but religion meddling in politics"
Jul 1, 2012
99 left a comment for losing weight
"Smelling bananas or green apples can help you lose weigh"
Jul 1, 2012
99 replied to ZolliStar's discussion Any Advce for Frequent and Early Waking Problems? Please?
"very bright light on the back of the knees reset our timing "
Jun 26, 2012
99 replied to ZolliStar's discussion Any Advce for Frequent and Early Waking Problems? Please?
"i think sage as in stuffed turkey regulates sleep, also kelp helps ether way that is if you are a early or late riser they regulate them to normal"
Jun 25, 2012
99 replied to Noreen LaVallo's discussion Anyone ever have this happen?
"do not put the hose fully on  just enough to hold in place 2 for removal just lift or peal edge of hose just once let go then twist off, it should now be easy "
Jun 14, 2012
99 replied to Chris H's discussion Dr Gominak "Discusses sleep and vitamin D"
"preparation for maxim vitamin absorption "
Jun 12, 2012

Profile Information

My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea, Other
Treatment Being Used, if any
Auto-Adjusting CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
I have sleep apnea with bradycadia
ResMed escape S8 hospital loan
Philips Respironics System one auto A Flex own primary unit sept 2010
DeVilbiss 9001 own as backup unit 2010
started on my cpap January 2009
set to 15
set to 15 August 2010
my sats are 95
ahi 20.3
new ahi 0.4 august 2010
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Fisher Paykel 432 full face mask
with
foam insert size large

next appointment



10 JUNE 2011

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At 12:21pm on March 25, 2012, Martha Greenleaf said…

Thanks, 99! I'm enjoying reading all the helpful experiences. Thanks for your participation, too!

At 10:08am on March 12, 2011, Mary Z said…

99, haven't seen you around in quite a while.  I hope you're doing ok health wise.  Miss your posts.

Mary Z.

At 7:04pm on January 20, 2011, Nancy Hegan said…

Yes, I do sleep on my side, either one. Have never been able to sleep on my back, so wonder why they insist these days that babies must. My kids were raised on their stomachs.

I keep getting different information on atrial fib. Keep hearing it's common, but despite all the heart attack symptoms we're warned about, I had never heard mention of atrial fibrillation until I had one. And then I got no information about it. Of course, I thought I was having a heart attack. Now I've learned a lot and willing to share, but there is so much conflicting opinion.

At 6:15pm on January 20, 2011, Vicki Vargerson said…
Hi thanks for the welcome ,,
At 5:16pm on December 8, 2010, Deborah Williams said…
Thanks..will talk to my sleep dr here in the USA...i haven't had an appointment to go back & see him yet as he was trying certain Narcolepsy meds which are
not working..i still nap during the day...
At 5:48pm on December 6, 2010, Deborah Williams said…
Thank you for the awesome welcome...yes Williams is a very good surname
to have...i've just been diagnosed with OSA this yr to my amazement as both
my kids have OSA too...Debbie :)
At 7:06pm on December 2, 2010, Banyon said…
How about a new avatar?

At 7:30pm on November 15, 2010, Barry Winton said…
Dear 99
What do you mean "without a script you cannot buy a cpap?"
Best wishes,
Barry
At 4:21pm on October 27, 2010, Mike Burns said…
Thanks I think this a great help to people that have OSA
At 9:47am on October 22, 2010, simon denton said…
Hi i've join to try to find some information about using cpap which has stopped apnea's but i still feel extremly tired all of the time i have been taking tramadol and then changed to oxycontine for the last 4yrs which i think the problem is but my pain specialist keeps telling me its not the pain meds which i take for disc degenaration i have ask my gp for some medication to help with the tiredness he told me only the sleep clinic Doctor can perscribe medication for that but I'm having a nightmare trying to get an appointment to c him i was seeing him next week but they moved my appointment to march this has happened 4 times now any advice would be nice
 
 
 

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