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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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Non compliance
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I have been struggling for about 6 weeks to deal with the bipap machine and have not been having good luck.  Between coughing from new blood pressure meds, poorly fitting masks, and the general pain…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Jan 5, 2012.

Trouble getting to sleep
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I think I finally have my coughing problem resolved by eliminating the lysinopril BP medicine and now find that I have trouble getting to sleep.  Once asleep I seem to be able to make it through the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris H Sep 14, 2011.

Cough and BP meds and GERD
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On second week of therapy and it is proving a real challenge.  First, the general discomfort with a poor fitting mask, then this cough that keeps happening after about 2 - 4 hours on the machine. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Sep 3, 2011.

 

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Kristi Halsey replied to Bill Love's discussion Non compliance
"For leaks you may also find something useful at www.cpapseal.com ;"
Jan 4, 2012
Bill Love replied to Kristi Halsey's discussion Difficulty adjusting to ASV machine
"I had very similar situation when I first started and my pressure levels were set at 6, so I can't really imagine how bad it must be for you.  The thing is that the initial settings may not be what is causing your problem.  The ASV…"
Jan 4, 2012
Bill Love replied to shiawase's discussion central apnea?
"I had not heard about these until your post.  It sounds like it goes WAY beyond anything I want to get involved in.  From what I have been told, CSA is a serious condition, but with bipap therapy, it is controllable without the risk of…"
Nov 16, 2011
Bill Love replied to shiawase's discussion central apnea?
"I was diagnosed with both OSA and CSA about 3 months ago as a result of sleep test.  Dr. tells me that many, if not most, patients with CSA actually develop it as a result of OSA treatment.  Unfortunately, mine was present and with over…"
Nov 15, 2011
Terry Vella replied to Bill Love's discussion Non compliance
"Bill, Re the leaks, It is great that you have them under control, have you tried mask liners and have you raised the hose above your head? I have found that the biggest help for me in reducing leaks."
Nov 9, 2011
Bill Love replied to Bill Love's discussion Non compliance
"After thinking about the way the bipap machine failed, I think I have had a faulty machine all the time.  It would just go into uncontrollable high pressure without any warning.  The new machine (actually an older version of the Resmed…"
Nov 9, 2011
Patricia Jokerst replied to Bill Love's discussion Non compliance
"My name is Patty, I am Sleep Center Manager, the actual dates for CPAP compliance for Medicare patients is 31-91 days.  Medicare will have the DME pull the Machine from the patient, if they are not 70% compliant with CPAP therapy.  Most…"
Nov 9, 2011
Chris H replied to Bill Love's discussion Non compliance
"Hi Bill, The third bp med lostartin has no cough side effect so you may want to look in to that. It took 5 + weeks to loose my ace cough. Humidification also is important more is better for me.( pap dries you out) Getting the mask for you…"
Oct 26, 2011
Bill Love replied to Bill Love's discussion Non compliance
"Originally on lisinopril (ace inhibitor) then switched to metorporol but not quit that as well.  Started prescription zantac to fend off GERD coughing and only being somewhat helpful.  Am I overly optimistic about getting a mask that…"
Oct 25, 2011
Chris H replied to Bill Love's discussion Non compliance
"Hi Bill, I have switched 3 different BP meds in the last few months Are you on ACE or Beta blockers? Good Sleep,Chris"
Oct 25, 2011
Bill Love posted a discussion

Non compliance

I have been struggling for about 6 weeks to deal with the bipap machine and have not been having good luck.  Between coughing from new blood pressure meds, poorly fitting masks, and the general pain in the butt that this has become, my doc tells me that I have past the 30 day window that Medicare uses to get patients up to a compliance level and that the machine will soon be taken back by DME because of non-compliance.  The DME is telling me that the window is 90 days, not 30.  Is my doc just…See More
Oct 20, 2011
Chris H replied to Bill Love's discussion Trouble getting to sleep
"Hi Bill, The "forma" is clunky compared to the Resmed Mirage Quattro, less leakage lower AHI for me. Might want to try it. Cood sleep,Chris Ps. Dark cherry juice may be helpfull....I like it.  "
Sep 14, 2011
Judy replied to Bill Love's discussion Trouble getting to sleep
"I would assume you have discontinued the Lisinopril blood pressure medication w/the full knowledge and approval of your doctors???   Just wanted to make sure.   It could be the starting Ramp pressure is too low, or Ramp is set for too…"
Sep 14, 2011
ZolliStar replied to Bill Love's discussion Trouble getting to sleep
"I'm a newbie (diagnosed June, 2011) so take this for what it's worth:   1.  One of the challenging aspects of adapting to a CPAP is the mask. Several people have told me that it took the testing of several different masks before…"
Sep 8, 2011
Bill Love replied to RockRpsgt's discussion How To Properly Fit a Mask. From a Techs Point of View.
"Thanks for posting this.  I wish the Tech who set me up had told me this the first time.  I will definitely try it tonight and see how it goes.  Again, thanks."
Sep 8, 2011
Bill Love posted a discussion

Trouble getting to sleep

I think I finally have my coughing problem resolved by eliminating the lysinopril BP medicine and now find that I have trouble getting to sleep.  Once asleep I seem to be able to make it through the night.  I have started melatonin but the pharmacist says that it sometimes takes up to several months for that to kick in.   Been on therapy with a BiPAP device for about 3 weeks and still struggling with the discomfort from the mask (Paykel Forma full face mask).  Many have told me to just hang in…See More
Sep 8, 2011

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Respironics System One BiPap Auto SV
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At 11:01am on August 31, 2011, Mary Z said…
Bill,  as a fellow member of the forum I would like to welcome you to SleepGuide.  I hope you enjoy the discussions and feel free to participate or ask questions.

Mary Z.

 
 
 

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