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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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Nov 1
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
richard graham posted a status
"My deductible is double what a machine is online but I can't get the machine set up. Any ideas?"
Mar 10
BeeAsleep posted a status
"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"
Jan 23
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Jan 23
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
99 left a comment for Joan Williams Rice
"Hi Joan visiting pelham and I have osa"
Oct 27, 2015
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Oct 27, 2015
99 left a comment for Rhonda Harrison
"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
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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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