So this site is specifically for those who use a pap device for their apnea? I tried it and it was unsuccessful for several reasons. I decided to get fit for a night guard for sleep apnea and have a couple of questions. Can you direct me to a website or forum that is for sleep apnea mouth guards?
Aloha Pickle 330 & Theresa
I think "the golden years" may be overrated on the one hand..in 2010 things changed in my life and each year brings a new surprise.. Getting so I don't like surprises. But then I think of a friend who lives in Tonga where there is no quality health care and Two days after my pacer was placed last October...This 50 yr old woman with 10 kids dropped dead of a heart attack leaving her family broken hearted.
I met a young lady in one of the ABC stores in Hawaii talking to a man who was discussing his health issues with this 19 yr old. She listened for awhile and then looked him in the eye and calmly said" well at least you are on the right side of the dirt".. smart young lady and when I get low.. Which I do.. I remember that statement and figure she is right and try to focus on what I can do to help myself.
"It is what it is is another favorite". when I was in the hospital the other day I thought well maybe this is it .. It was really scary cause I thought the serious pain was due to the aortic aneurysm I have but it was a blocked bowel that hurt like crazy and they pushed a tube up my nose and down to my belly button area in my stomach.. It worked but I decided it was time to get it together and do what I need to do to care for myself cause I'm still on the right side of the dirt today. Take care all
Gosh...Helpful Orange Taser...you missed it by 4 minutes? Wow...but they will let you try it again?...that's a good thing.
As I posted prior...I was struggling with my machine...I don't use the mask but the "elephant nose" as I call it...I spoke with the machine people and they told me to turn down the humidifier part and I did that and it seemed to work last night. I got 5:40 on my machine. So if they are so tight as to the minutes...can you also use it during the day to get hours? I understand that it's used for nighttime so one can sleep...but if they are so tight...can you add time (that you are short of) during the day? I missed 3 days right off the bat as I was put in the hospital...it makes me worry that I won't have all the time needed....I hope you get it figured out and that you will be back on track...take care
I'm still struggling with my CPAP machine. I was supposed to start it on July 11th but ended up in the hospital for a few days for a bowel obstruction. I am ok, now and I tried to use the machine successfully when I got home but could only do an hour. I used it a bit the next morning to get used to it and tried again last night but same thing. It causes a lot of phlegm in my throat and that makes me cough and gag, at the time, and the rest of the next day. I called today and spoke with a rep of the machine. He encouraged me to turn down the humidifier so I will see if that helps. They are sending me a hose that heats and I'm wondering how that will work and if it could potentially cause any bacteria in my throat which could set me up for another bronchitis infection. I read about an alternative product that goes into your mouth and is made by a dentist but I'm hoping to get this CPAP right very soon.
As I indicated yesterday I've just received my machine. Tonight will be first night to use. The young lady who went thru explanations said I would get a new hose.. One that is a warm hose as opposed to the cold one that came with machine. Any ins/out in how to use the warm hose and cleaning instructions and best to do every day? I laid in bed wondering if warm air could set up breeding ground for infections if not careful. She didn't really explain the use of warmed hose vs cold hose.. Any ideas as to why the preference?
Mahalo pickle330 for sharing your story.. Much appreciated
Io had a pacemaker implanted in October 2014 due to Afib and tachycardia and bradycardia. Even with procedures I continued to have Afib. A month ago my cardiologist suggested I do a sleep clinic to see if sleep apnea could be a contributing to factor to my Afib. I learned I have moderate sleep apnea so today I got my machine and a mask for my nose. I'm seriously claustrophobic so we decided not the full face but the one that goes into the nose. In reading I see that its important to use distiller water so tomorrow I will go by the store to pick some up. I'm encouraged by reading some of your posts as I was feeling pretty low with the diagnosis.. I'm hoping it will work for me and help my Afib. Thanks for the sharing of information