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Jul 9
Pat Kniel updated their profile
Jul 7
ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
Jun 27
ZolliStar replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"You can try this website:  http://zyppah.com/ I have a MAD (mandibular advancement device). Dr. Steven Park evaluated my mouth and throat (not everyone can use a MAD, it turns out) and pronounced me a candidate for it. The truth?  I…"
Jun 27
Mary Z replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"The link didn't work so me so I couldn't see the product.  I do have experience with a supposedly reliable boil and bite device.  I should know by now I have a small mouth and nothing regular size fits.  I don't think…"
Jun 27
richard graham replied to ZolliStar's discussion New mouth device on the market
"If I thought something could work other than this lousy cpap that would be awesome"
May 22
richard graham posted a status
"I moved and have been sick a lot and can't use cpap because of cough and I'm depressed a lot"
Apr 26
Fred posted a discussion

CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
Apr 13
Fred updated their profile
Apr 13
ZolliStar posted a discussion

New mouth device on the market

I've been hearing advertising for this product over the past few days.  It's sold as something to help snoring, but as I look at the information it seems to me that it would work just as well as my mandibular advancement device (MAD).In other words, this could help some of us with sleep apnea.Read about it here.Anybody have any thoughts about this?  See More
Mar 31
99 replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"Hi Richard I mainly use an empty humidifier as it reduces noise"
Feb 16
richard graham left a comment for richard graham
"When I can afford it I'd like to get New machine with heated tube"
Feb 10
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion AHI finally under five.
"I would like to see this forum active again as well. I will be more aware of what's going on"
Feb 10
ZolliStar posted a discussion

If you have trouble falling asleep....

I thought that when I got my sleep apnea diagnosis, that -- at last! -- all my sleep problems had come to an end.Ha!I have trouble falling asleep. Indeed, I rarely feel sleepy at night although I do feel tired. I even cut back on computer at night, etc., etc. (and installed f.lux on my computer) but I still had trouble. Now I'm doing something different: wearing special glasses (Uvex S1933X Skyper Safety Eyewear glasses). They block out the blue -- and they're making a difference! First I tried…See More
Feb 1
99 replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"i have purchased some silver the make my own colloidal silver"
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
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."
Dec 21, 2014
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."
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z replied to 99's discussion colloidal silver
"99, where have you been?  Do you add the colloidal silver to your humidifier?"
Dec 21, 2014
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…"
Dec 21, 2014
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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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