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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
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?"
Dec 21, 2014
Mary Z left a comment for Kay Day
"Kay, I haven't been around myself and miss the old, active forum."
Dec 21, 2014
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Two weeks post op.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike May 5, 2009.

My story as requested by Mike
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Started this discussion. Last reply by William Rentfrow May 28, 2009.

 

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William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I'm doing all right. At this point I'm basically all healed up. I did two write-ups about recovery after surgery which can be found as Sleep Apnea: Surgery and Recovery and at Sleep Apena 1 month Post UPPP. I'll summarize by saying…"
May 28, 2009
Jeannie Christmas Smith replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I have 90% blockage in left nostril from bone spur so that will be removed and the uppp/tonsilectomy. Both my drs say this is only option, one of whom has had the surgery. I understand how painful this will be for a few days, I just have to get…"
May 28, 2009
Jeannie Christmas Smith replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Mike said:William, First off, welcome. I read your story and was hanging on every word. Thanks for posting it. It seems as if everyone's story is so different, but there are some commonalities we all share. In any case, I never tire of reading…"
May 28, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"William, we have a member, Jeannie Christmas Smith, who wants to learn more about surgery. Can you let us know how you're doing lately?"
May 28, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"the 4 sentences you devoted to your post-op bad breath and and the part about being able to laugh an M&M out your nose are the things that initially made the biggest impact on me. and the pain. the kind of pain that brings a grown man to his…"
May 5, 2009
William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"Naturally at this point I do not know. They say you start to feel "normal" 3-4 weeks after surgery and it takes a while longer than that for the scar tissue to firm up. This is what actually stiffens your soft palate and prevents snoring…"
May 5, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion Two weeks post op.
"WIlliam, thanks for posting this. I'll go to your blog and check out what you've reported. i'm on the edge of my seat. big question : did it "work"? for this, you'd need to do another sleep study and compare with the…"
May 5, 2009
William Rentfrow posted a discussion

Two weeks post op.

Okay - so I posted recently that I was having UPPP + deviated septum repair. This generated a few questions, etc.It has now been two weeks since I had the surgery. The entire post-op report can be found at my personal blog (hope it's okay to link that) which starts at Sleep Apnea: The back story. Yes, I'm too lazy to type it all in again.Things to note:1.) Vidodin is addictive. I went through withdrawal coming off…See More
May 5, 2009
Mike replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Ruth raises some good points. Have you also been made aware of considerations regarding anesthesia and sleep apnea? Ruth Rayceen said:Hi William, you and Rick London tell compelling stories about sleep apnea and proposed and actual apnea surgery.…"
Apr 10, 2009
Ruth Rayceen replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Hi William, you and Rick London tell compelling stories about sleep apnea and proposed and actual apnea surgery. You said you would answer questions - I'm ready to fire them to you. Several of the replies mention UPPP surgery. I read your story…"
Apr 8, 2009
Barbara replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Whatever you do I hope it works fast so you and the wife can get some good all night snuggle time! If I was married I don't think I could tolerate my snuggle partner being a room away. I'd buy heavy duty ear plugs and yell "ready or…"
Apr 8, 2009
sleepycarol left a comment for William Rentfrow
"Welcome to the forum!! We are glad you joined. You will find informative information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other information to help enhance your sleep. If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the…"
Apr 8, 2009
Rick London replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"Enjoyed your story very much. As one who went through three ENT's to find out how to solve this problem, I opted for the surgery too. It was a complicated one; not just tonsils, uvula etc but reconstructing the respiratory system (and…"
Apr 8, 2009
Judy replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I do have some understanding and sympathy for the panic attack. My husband had a drastic nightmare and woke w/a severe panic attack during just his sleep evaluation! He could't sleep a wink the rest of the night, swears he couldn't even…"
Apr 8, 2009
Judy replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I wouldn't be thrilled about the septoplasty and even turbinate reduction but .... I'd consider it depending on the problems I had w/the deviated septum, just as you are doing. As far the UPPP???? And I've read a couple of excellent…"
Apr 8, 2009
William Rentfrow replied to William Rentfrow's discussion My story as requested by Mike
"I am scheduled to have the Uvulapalatopharyngoplasty and a Septoplasty. Add a turbinate reduction and a mole removal for good measure. Might get a lube and tune while I'm in there... :) So far my impressions are the same - I approach this…"
Apr 8, 2009

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At 5:00pm on April 8, 2009, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum!!

We are glad you joined. You will find informative information about sleep apnea, treatment options, and other information to help enhance your sleep.

If you are fairly new to the world of sleep apnea, please check out the new users group and the collective wisdom section. In those groups you will find informative discussions that maybe of interest to you.

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