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Gary R. Munn
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#$%^%##@ MASKS!!
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It was time for a new mask, so I thought I would try the one that inserts into your nostrils. Terrible. Same as the mask that fits over your nose only. The problem is that due to allergies,…Continue

Tags: oxygen, masks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary R. Munn Feb 28, 2012.

HELP OUT A VETERAN!!!
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  Folks, please go to my reply in the discussion cannot get used to my CPAP. We have a veteran who is suffering horriblY from heart disease and sleep apnea, and he is having a Hard time paying for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary R. Munn Jun 26, 2011.

Respironics Encore Software/ Price of the Phillips machine
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I was sent a copy of the software by a member of another CPAP group, but it will only work on Windows XP, and I am running Windows 7. If anyone can use this, I will mail it to them. And if Anyone has…Continue

Tags: list, price, Respironics, Phillips, software

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gary R. Munn Jun 26, 2011.

Philips respironics Software
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Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Encore Viewer 2.0?? With the cost of the darn machine, I cannot afford to pay over $100.00 for the damn software. You would think it would be included with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike C (at the Beach!) Nov 26, 2011.

 

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Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion #$%^%##@ MASKS!!
"If it's stressing you out, could you practise breathing techniques for relaxation? This is one of the keys to getting better sleep whether you suffer with sleep apnoea or not - we all breathe too shallowly during the day and live life at such a…"
Feb 28, 2012
Kate replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion #$%^%##@ MASKS!!
"Hayley - what makes my nose swell shut at night isn't so much "allergies" per se. It's the constant stream of air from he CPAP machine going up my nose and irritating the crap out of my sinus passages, just like allergies."
Feb 28, 2012
Hayley Fraser-Mackenzie replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion #$%^%##@ MASKS!!
"Have you looked into making your bed less of an 'allergy zone'? All the bugs that cause allergies love nothing more than to bed down in our mattresses where it's dark and damp and a perfect breeding ground for them! Check out latex…"
Feb 27, 2012
Kate replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion #$%^%##@ MASKS!!
"Gary - I had a respiratory therapist advise me against supplemental oxygen. He said it would negatively affect my oxygen absorption during the day. Try the decongestant. It made a world of difference for me."
Feb 27, 2012
Kate replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion #$%^%##@ MASKS!!
"Gary - I, too suffer from a gazillion allergies. What I do is every night, just seconds before I put on my mask, I give myself a shot of nasal decongestant up each nostril. THEN mask up and go to sleep. Works like a charm! DO NOT USE A DECONGESTANT…"
Feb 27, 2012
Brittany replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion #$%^%##@ MASKS!!
"I have had the Mirage Liberty for about a month now and I really like it... It is what I guess you would consider a hybrid mask. It goes around just the mouth and has nasal pillows on-top of it so I feel significantly less claustrophobic. There is…"
Feb 27, 2012
Carolyn Tipping replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion Philips respironics Software
"Could anyone pass it on to me too? I can't afford to buy it either."
Nov 26, 2011
David Bell replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion Philips respironics Software
"Gary, if you did receive a copy, would you be willing to pass it forward? Dave"
Nov 24, 2011
Judy replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion Respironics Encore Software/ Price of the Phillips machine
"Marvin, I would suggest that posting your address publicly is NOT a good idea. You can send private messages via this forum and I would suggest that you delete your address from your above post and then sent it to Gary via a PM."
Jun 25, 2011
Joseph M. Hatfield Jr. replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion HELP OUT A VETERAN!!!
"This hero should be able to get the help he needs from his local V.A. hospital.  PLEASE, have him check it out.  I work for a home Respiratory care company in the Chicagoland area, and we have the V.A. contract in this area.  The V.A.…"
Feb 19, 2011
Deborah Williams left a comment for Gary R. Munn
"thank you for your friendship :)"
Feb 4, 2011
Maryann and Gary R. Munn are now friends
Jan 22, 2011
Susan Anderson replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion Respironics Encore Software/ Price of the Phillips machine
"I am also surprised at how much the masks cost in Australia. I have pruchased a Quattro, a Quattro FX, a Liberty and a comfort Gel FFM and each mask cost $300. I often see US people talking about getting new masks every 3 or 6 months from their…"
Jan 14, 2011
Maryann replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion Dy Mouth
"The dry mouth is caused by leaks. When it is leaking there is not enough pressure to go to the passage ways so the air just goes into the mouth and causes it to dry out. This has been my experience."
Jan 14, 2011
Judy replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion Respironics Encore Software/ Price of the Phillips machine
"Its the 62 bit vs 34 bit. EncoreViewer or Pro will work w/Win XP and w/the 32 bit Win 7, but not Win 64. I "think" I read someone at cpaptalk found a way to use EV on a 64 bit Win 7 but I sure wouldn't swear on that!!!   A lot of…"
Jan 14, 2011
Susan Anderson replied to Gary R. Munn's discussion Respironics Encore Software/ Price of the Phillips machine
"Hi Gary, I paid approx $2300 for my machine plus humifier in Australia, this is the RRP in Australia and what most seems to charge.  I also purchased the Encore Viewer software ($195) from PR and could not get it to work on Windows 7.…"
Jan 14, 2011

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My Interest in Sleep Apnea
I have Sleep Apnea
Treatment Being Used, if any
CPAP
If Machine Being Used, What Type? (e.g., Respironics M Series with A-Flex Auto-Adjusting CPAP)
Phillips respironics
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Trying out two masks: one that covers just the nose, and one that covers both nose and mouth.

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At 2:03pm on February 4, 2011, Deborah Williams said…
thank you for your friendship :)
At 3:24pm on November 18, 2010, Mary Z said…
The only thing that will bring your O2 levels up is supplemental oxygen via tank or O2 generator. These can usually be attached to most masks by way of O2 tubing into a port on your mask. Your doc will need to check you out and prescibe the oxygen. I'm surprised they didn't address this after your sleep study.
At 10:22am on November 13, 2010, Mary Z said…
I don't have any problem with you using the title- you earned it!
At 6:26pm on November 12, 2010, Mary Z said…
Thanks, I can always use a friend on the forum. If I can be of any help let me know. I don't have the same brand of machine, but we can always find out the answers if you have questions. What kind of Dr. are you?
Mary Z.
At 5:14pm on November 12, 2010, Mary Z said…
Dr. Munn, a little late, but as a fellow forum member I would like to welcome you to SleepGuide. I hope you find the discussions as interesting and imformative as I do.
Mary Z.
At 10:21pm on September 18, 2010, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum!!

We are glad you joined. Here you will find information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other sleep related disorders.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the FAQ tab and under the Groups tab, the new users group and the collective wisdom section. You may find those of particular importance in learning the language often used on the forum, solutions to common issues patients may have, and other information you may find useful.

If you have been around the world of sleep apnea for a while, we hope you still find the site informative and of interest.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, comments, questions, etc.

Again, Welcome to the forum!!
At 10:12am on September 14, 2010, 99 said…
welcome to sleepguide Dr Gary, we look forward to your positive comments in the future or even right now as and when you please
 
 
 

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