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99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
1 hour ago
99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"just add to the distilled water it is antimicrobial eg cleans your machine and is beneficial for keeping you healthy  from bugs germs viruses you get the picture and when you need to clean the humidifier out, put water on your plants the silver…"
1 hour ago
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"If the heated tube works with your machine I would try that.  They also make covers for your tubing which may help some.  I think the heated tube may be your answer.  Keep us posted."
4 hours ago
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Richard, some folks just use the humidifier in a Passover mode.  They just don't turn it on, but let the air pick up moisture without heat."
4 hours ago
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
5 hours ago
Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"I Andy, I realize I'm months behind your post.  I have no idea why your S8 would stoop collecting data.  I'm glad to hear  you're having such improvement with your apnea.  I have made great strides since I changed…"
5 hours ago
Mary Z replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?
"Andy, just found your post.  I don't know anything about this new machine.  How are you liking your new ResMed?"
5 hours ago
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
5 hours ago
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Hi Richard,  I don't bother with a humidifier.  Someone on the forum suggested not using it and I'm a lot less congested without it.  A good AHI is under 5.  I use the Wisp and have been since it came out.  I think…"
5 hours ago
hifay replied to Mary Z's discussion Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis
"Always something. Thanks for the information."
6 hours ago
99 posted a discussion

colloidal silver

a humidifier can be used with colloidal silverthis can keep the humidifier clean for day maybe weeks or longer without the need to clean the humidifiersilver colloidal is antimicrobial and you could just top up your humidifier without cleaning and at the same time treat your bodyor you just put silver on it own into the humidifierSee More
21 hours ago
richard graham posted a status
"I feel like the humidifier is making me feel yucky and I'm waking up hacking and having to clear my throat a lot for a while."
Nov 3
richard graham posted a discussion

what's a good AHI?

I've been using and auto and it says my AHI HAS been between 4 and 6 and wondering what's a good range.
Nov 2
Andy posted a discussion

Resmed S10 AirSense - Anyone have one? Any feedback?

Hi All,I've just ordered a new Resmed S10 AirSense, and I was wondering if anyone here has used one?Any information or input would be appreciated!See More
Sep 29
Andy replied to Andy's discussion Resmed S8 AutoSet II - No Longer Collecting Data??
"Hi All, Well, I went to the sleep doc today, and he ordered a new S10 for me! I still don't know why my S8 is not tracking data anymore. Anyone have any ideas?"
Sep 29
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Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Just found they have a Facebook for the REMedy event, 1st Class Sleep REMedy Wellness Health Fair."
Sep 25
liz4cps commented on liz4cps's group Prince William Co, VA support group
"Reminder: REMedy event is this Saturday, 10 am to 2pm.  Topics include: Nutrition and Weight Management with Sarah Kelly, Registered Nutritionist/Dietitian Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea with Drs. Rena Vakay & Lara…"
Sep 25
Kay Day left a comment for Kay Day
"September 1, 2014 My apologies to Sleep Guide for not participating in a long time. In January 2012 I started classes at the local community college (my husband is an instructor there, and my tuition is refunded when my grades are above a C. My…"
Sep 1
Mary Z posted a discussion

Sleep apnea increases risk of osteoporosis

Sleep apnea/osteoporosis study finds “increased” health riskA recently published study may have found a connection between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and osteoporosis, marking yet another health…See More
Aug 23
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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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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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