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John Threevolta updated their profile
Aug 24
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"hi rock how are you"
Aug 10
RockRpsgt replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Hello, 99"
Aug 10
Maggie Buehler updated their profile
Apr 18
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
"Start treatment again  Nov 6 @ 2100 first day"
Nov 6, 2016
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, 2016
99 replied to 99's discussion Five Day Cure obstructI've sleep apnea
Nov 1, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
BeeAsleep updated their profile
Jan 23, 2016
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
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Insomnia specialists?
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I was wondering if anyone in the NYC metro area know of any really good insomnia specialists that you have had success with? When my last sleep doctor moved to DC, I lost a really good doctor. His…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Callahan Aug 18, 2011.

Roseanne Barr's new show & sleep apnea
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Did anyone catch the new show, "Roseanne's Nuts" on Lifetime channel? This past week I happened to be surfing and came across it. The show showed how she snored and her husband couldn't get any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Louise Jul 26, 2011.

Gastric Insuflation when sleeping on side, not on back
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Anyone have any idea what to do about suffering gastric insuflaction on one's side, but not on one's back?  I land up taking my mask off after the first 4 hours of sleep, since I cannot keep sleeping…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary Z Aug 18, 2011.

RLS/PLMS - just diagnosed, any suggestions how to help both
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I was just diagnosed with RLS/PLMS yesterday. It had shown up on my sleep study but minimally that night, but after speaking with the sleep doctor yesterday, did he realize how serious it is for me,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kay Day Feb 1, 2011.

 

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Mary Callahan replied to ZolliStar's discussion If you had two pieces of advice to give a newbie....
"My 2 cents for all CPAP newbies:  1. Stay on the boards for the best advice, sometimes even better than your own doctor or durable medical goods supplier can give you. 2. Change doctors/DME providers if you are still having trouble and what…"
Jan 10, 2012
Mary Callahan replied to Thomas Edison's discussion Sleep apnea and sinus infection
"Sometimes we aren't even aware of what is causing our problems, could be something the body is not happy with, call it allergy or whatever. You just don't know. And it isn't invasive and it doesn't entail…"
Dec 20, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Thomas Edison's discussion Sleep apnea and sinus infection
"I will look into Barry Krakow's book once the holidays are past. Thanks! Hope you can straighten out your sinus concerns and get the sleep we all want! Could really be allergies to who knows what, there are so many we don't even know…"
Dec 19, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Thomas Edison's discussion Sleep apnea and sinus infection
"I was a teen when my insomnia went from bad to worse. I think the insomnia came from multiple traumas (a bombing, abuse, a mugging, being in a store with a masked gunman, etc). Afraid to sleep I think was my major problem. And yes, I believe UARS…"
Dec 19, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Thomas Edison's discussion Sleep apnea and sinus infection
"Thanks, will give it a look see"
Dec 19, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Thomas Edison's discussion Sleep apnea and sinus infection
"Using cpap just a year now. The first 3-4 months were awful, especially with such pronounced insomnia. The forgein object (hose, mask, etc) with all its noise and uncomfortableness, just made my sleep worse. But as you said, since then I have…"
Dec 19, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Thomas Edison's discussion Sleep apnea and sinus infection
"Thomas, you are so right, it has been tough. Didn't even know how bad I was thinking everyone slept the way I did. Always heard people complain how they didn't sleep so well, so I figured it was like that every night for them as it was for…"
Dec 17, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Thomas Edison's discussion Sleep apnea and sinus infection
"Thomas and Rock, Would just love to share my sleep experiences with those drugs named. It sounds like Thomas is a lot like me, extremely sensitive to dosing with most meds. I have found just the opposite of what Rock said.  I found Ambien even…"
Dec 17, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Thomas Edison's discussion Sleep apnea and sinus infection
"I cannot report about your sinus or sleep apnea, but do know that I have read that sleep apnea because it makes you stop breathing, therefore causing your heart to sort of jumpt start your breathing, creates fluid around your heart, which then…"
Dec 15, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Mike's discussion CPAP Can Cause Central Sleep Apnea?
"After showing centrals on my ResMed9, I was told by my doctor that the centrals may show up when on CPAP because everytime you change from one stage of sleep to another that it could show up as a central. And he told me not to worry about it."
Dec 15, 2011
Curt Weaver replied to Mary Callahan's discussion Q re apnea stats on ResMed S9
"I have the same problem,  s9 and mirage quatro and leaking.  But I may have solved it last night (fingers crossed)  I watched a resmed video on using the mask and they say to press the mask agaist your face first and then pull the…"
Sep 19, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Mike's discussion Sleep Health Generally
"Scout, just a quick update. I spoke today with my DME provider, and the RT said that it does happen that some people get gastric problems when on their side as the trachea changes shape when one turns over. He suggested I try sleeping with my head…"
Aug 31, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Mike's discussion Sleep Health Generally
"Scout, after I meet with my new sleep doctor in about 2 weeks, and just around that time I believe my insurance will have paid off the cost of the apap machine -- then I will check out new DME providers. I may ask the new doctor if they know of any…"
Aug 27, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Mike's discussion Sleep Health Generally
"Mary, thank you for your concern. In my last sleep study I only had apnea on my back, not on my side, so I am not concerned about sleeping on my side without a machine. But I do use it while on my back."
Aug 25, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Mike's discussion Sleep Health Generally
"Scout, thanks for the info. I have tried talking to both my doctor and the DME provider about the gastric insuflation, however, none of them know what to do. So that is why I just take off the machine, and sleep on my side without it. I don't…"
Aug 25, 2011
Mary Callahan replied to Mike's discussion Sleep Health Generally
"Scout, Here is a web page that has a short article on milk peptides. It seems to come from milk protein and they find it helps people get a better night's sleep, among other things depending on the article you…"
Aug 23, 2011

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ResMed S9 auto with humidifier
If Mask Being Used, What Type? (e.g., ResMed Activa Nasal Mask)
Swift FX

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At 8:57pm on December 19, 2010, Donna B. said…

Hi Mary,

I was getting a little concerned, just wanted to make sure you were ok. It's funny (not really) that you mentioned calling your doctor and his response to you....

I went to my Sleep Doc on Friday, I told him how much Sleep Guide has helped me. I mentioned to him that there is so much to learn about OSA and I couldn't imagine having to call him every time I had a question. He laughed. I laughed back at him and said, "you think it's funny but it's not, how are we supposed to become educated and informed patients when this OSA condition doesn't come with a manual?" "There is no way you could return every patients phone call, there are not enough hours in the day. I told him to check this out and tell me what he thinks at my next appointment. We'll see if he does or not. I think he understood that in no way was I trying to be rude, just wanted to express my opinion.

I think it would be best for you to find another Doc. Because sleep medicine is not an exact science, each doctor has his/her own ideas and therapy plans. I hope you are able to find one with good credentials.

Wishing you a better night's sleep,

Donna

At 7:25am on December 19, 2010, Donna B. said…

Mary,

Haven't heard from you in a few days, are you ok?

At 9:05pm on November 8, 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 5:36pm on November 3, 2010, Mary Z said…
Mary, welcome to SleepGuide. As a fellow forum member I hope you enjoy and learn from the discussions as much as I do. Are you considering treatment?
Mary Z.
 
 
 

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