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[-] Arch +0 points · about 2 years ago

Damn, I miss the chat rooms like the one that was run at "www.talkaboutsleep.com". When folks with questions about CPAP were in a chat room they could get suggestions and answers to their problems instantly rather than posting on a forum and waiting for someone to respond which could take a week or more. I have nothing against forums, they have helped a lot of people but there is the time factor which can increase a persons anxiety level.

Joe

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[-] Ruby +0 points · about 2 years ago

Chat rooms can be a great support system. I also like the idea of talking to a live person. Support groups are great but it is really nice just to have a contact person you can talk to although you probably wouldn't want to call someone up in the middle of the night to talk. Chat rooms need to be monitored but when you can "chat" with someone almost at any time when you need help, that is a big plus.

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[-] ang +0 points · about 2 years ago

I also liked the old talk about sleep sit. However, it was only good to a point. There was no movement forward for sleep apnea research, at least that was what it seemed like to me. Folks reported the same issues but there did not seem to be any professionals looking into or trying to improve upon the concerns.

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[-] Arch +0 points · about 2 years ago

Truth is that the problems you each had are the problems that new people to CPAP have. Yes it gets old but that's the way things are, just as other "old timers" helped you, they gave up their time to help others. Professionals can be held liable for their advice so they may read message boards and chat rooms but hold back from giving advice. There were professional people that held monitored chats on TAS but they wouldn't address personal problems due to liability. If a message board or chat room doesn't help you out, call your doctor. That's what you pay them for.

Joe

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