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Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap.  I am anxious about the sleep study.  Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.  "
Sunday
Clueless in Redwood Shores replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"I had it on the same outpatient basis.  Much pain, no long term gain.  I did not have the annual repetition - that might or might not have made the difference. "
Sunday
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"glad to hear it, Richard.  Keep us posted."
Apr 13
Mary Z left a comment for richard graham
"Glad to hear it's working, Richard."
Apr 11
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"The chin strap is helping. Been having better sleep. Thanks Ginny and Mary for your help"
Apr 11
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Thanks, Mary~  Fingers are crossed.  My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average).  I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!   "
Apr 6
Mary Z replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Good job, Ginny Hope the sleep study shows some good results."
Apr 6
Ginny Edmundson replied to Ginny Edmundson's discussion Scheduled for evaluation and possible procedure next day
"Last procedure done!  This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting!  For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure.  No pain after 12 hours.  If it only works.…"
Apr 5
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Some folks run their humidifiers in passover mode- not turning on the heat just letting the air blow over the water.  That would not give any heat though. "
Apr 5
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Interesting, I actually feel a little better when I don't use the humidifier, but the humidifier helps with sinuses. The cold air stuff's me up. Gonna try running heat and a nasal spray"
Apr 4
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Good luck with it- let us know how you do, Richard."
Apr 4
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I just picked up a new chin strap and will use it with my ultra mirage."
Apr 4
richard graham posted a discussion

nasal sprays

Just wanting some suggestions for some good nasal sprays to dry up sinusus. Thank you
Apr 3
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Thanks Mary"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"I have both.  I use the chin strap with my Wisp and I also have a FFM if I choose to use that one. I'm a mouth breather.  I find nasal masks are easier to fit without leaks"
Apr 3
Mary Z replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Nasacort is now available without a prescription.  I personally use Afrin on the rare nights I need it for being stuffed up."
Apr 3
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"Mary, do you recommend a good nasal spray?"
Apr 2
richard graham replied to richard graham's discussion mouth breathing
"Wondering if mouth breathers do better with FFM"
Apr 2
richard graham posted a discussion

mouth breathing

I'm a mouth breather, and am wondering weather to get a chin strap or affm
Apr 2
richard graham replied to Mary Z's discussion Using comfort features
"I've been thinking about trying a nasal spray. Thanks that's useful info."
Apr 2
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Looking for Advice
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I was diagnosed with OSA  2 and 1/2 years ago. It is considered very severe. I also have Chronic Hepatitis C and have been diagnosed with several serious personality disorders along with Bipolar and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by 99 Mar 7, 2012.

Having nightmares after starting and using cpap
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OK this may seem strange but has anyone else noticed that after starting or during cpap treatment, that they are dreaming more that before? I have always dreamt alot all though my life but as my…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by susan mccord Nov 13, 2009.

 

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99 replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
"i think with mental health issues you should be allowed a free advocate to state your case for you and make representations for you"
Mar 7, 2012
Mary Z replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
"Sleepybob, thanks for the update. One of the best things I did when applying for social security disability was to hire a lawyer who specialized in that area.  This was after I had been turned down once.  Your case sounds more serious and…"
Mar 7, 2012
sleepybob replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
" I wanted to add an update, I am now currently under doctors care for my mental health and have their support for my disability case. In regards to my sleep apnea I still use it faithfully but continue to have issues with cpap treatment. My…"
Mar 6, 2012
sleepybob replied to Rita Butler's discussion Looking for some answers....
"I also use the full face mask( I am a mouth breather) and usually start having problems after the first couple of months with leaks. My headgear Velcro wears out quickly forcing me to tighten and tighten the mask to prevent leaks until it…"
Mar 6, 2012
sleepybob replied to Mike's discussion Be Careful at Your Sleep Center
"I can't stand the humidifier so I don't use it, although I do wake up with a dry mouth every morning. It feels like I'm being water-boarded or trying to breathe through a wet rag when I fill it. I'd rather just brush my…"
Mar 6, 2012
sleepybob replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
"Ah I read the thread on self titration your talking about managing air pressure correct? I was prescribed the maximum pressure the machine is capable of and I personally feel that I still struggle to breathe even at this level and could…"
Nov 30, 2011
sleepybob replied to sleepybob's discussion Looking for Advice
"I'm not sure what self titration is... can u please elaborate? And thank you for your advice:) My first step is to get my mental health doctor on board and if he/she feels that my conditions can be managed ( I cannot take medication…"
Nov 29, 2011
sleepybob replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Applying for Disability Based on Severity of Sleep Apnea
"I recently applied for disability in KY. You can either fill out an online form or go down to your local SS office and take a number talk to the initial caseworker. you will be required at that point to furnish you I.D. SS card and…"
Nov 29, 2011
sleepybob replied to Carolyn Tipping's discussion Depression
"  I am not under doctors care for the hep C. Treatment options have never been raised by my physicians when I was first diagnosed because I was so young the doctor told me " you'll probably live a normal life just…"
Nov 29, 2011
sleepybob posted a discussion

Looking for Advice

I was diagnosed with OSA  2 and 1/2 years ago. It is considered very severe. I also have Chronic Hepatitis C and have been diagnosed with several serious personality disorders along with Bipolar and major depression. I'm currently using Cpap and have every night since the Sleep study. The problem is its no longer working as well as it did in the beginning and I am right back to where I was before, except now I have a new array of symptoms which I believe are aggravated by my other…See More
Nov 29, 2011
sleepybob replied to Carolyn Tipping's discussion Depression
"To someone who asked i dont believe the HCV virus directly effects my sleep apnea it does however effect my physical health and especially my mental health> I definately believe that sleep apnea has an overall effect on mental health in general…"
Aug 19, 2011
sleepybob replied to Carolyn Tipping's discussion Depression
"I also suffer from severe sleep apnea, depression, chronic hepatitus C along with back ,hip and knee problems. I think its common and and may be more related to the apnea than alot of people think. I am currently seeking a doctor for treatment but…"
Aug 19, 2011
99 left a comment for sleepybob
"hi bob welcome to the forum welcome"
Nov 23, 2009
susan mccord replied to sleepybob's discussion Having nightmares after starting and using cpap
"Jason, I'm pretty sure this is the same way for a patient to order chinstraps too. They carry all that stuff for mvapmed. McCord "
Nov 13, 2009
susan mccord replied to sleepybob's discussion Having nightmares after starting and using cpap
"Okay, Jason--I got the putty ordered. It's a different route for patients to order--the last link you gave me is for labs only. The shipping was only $386.45!!!!! lol If you're gonna refer patients to buy their own, here's the info…"
Nov 13, 2009
susan mccord replied to sleepybob's discussion Having nightmares after starting and using cpap
"Thanks, Jason. Yes, I checked Apnea Life first--always do--that kind of stuff's not on inventory yet. I always start there. Takes awhile to get a store like that stocked. It'll come with time, Appreciate the direct link--will check it out…"
Nov 13, 2009

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At 3:26am on November 23, 2009, 99 said…
hi bob welcome to the forum welcome
At 6:21pm on November 2, 2009, sleepycarol said…
Welcome to the forum.

Here you will find caring patients and professionals that care about your health. Sleep apnea can be deadly and with the help and support of this group, I have been able to be 100% compliant and improve my health.

Please feel free to join in the discussions, add a discussion, or just lurk. We are glad you are here.
 
 
 

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