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by mtstromberg
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.
Replies: 640
Views: 526275

Re: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.

Only thing is, I only got a modern machine with data logging and gasp! a heated humidifier! after my retest that I mentioned. Guess I got lucky.
by mtstromberg
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Neck problems
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Neck problems

what about your pillow? I had chronic neck problems for awhile that even had me visiting the hospital with numb arms (they thought it was meningitis). Finally realized that my pillow was too flat. I sleep on my side and my neck was bending too far. Slept on two pillows and that fixed the problem, so...
by mtstromberg
Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.
Replies: 640
Views: 526275

Re: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.

Been ages since I've visited this forum, but back then there didn't seem to be too many people on the mask as long as me so I'll chime in too. I've actually lost track of what year I was diagnosed with OSA, but it was somewhere around 12 years ago or so. I was the worst that the sleep center had eve...
by mtstromberg
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Does anyone get sores in their nostrils??
Replies: 5
Views: 807

I gave up on my breeze 3 times over the course of oh, maybe 6 months before I realized that I had to have them adjusted much less tightly than seemed necessary. The bellows design of nasal pillows is there to allow a seal with out being forced against your nose. When fit correctly, it seems too loos...
by mtstromberg
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Lab Rat Heat for PAP Hose
Replies: 10
Views: 3423

This is a trick I used for years, but I realized that the heating pad was inflating as it heated up. Never did that before, but after a lot of use it developed some sort of gas pressure inside that made it useless for normal use, and I decided that it probably wasn't a good idea to use on the cpap. ...
by mtstromberg
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Score another one for Rested Gal's Pantyhose!
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Wow, her panty hose really gets around...

by mtstromberg
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Best nasal interface for snuggling with your SO???
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

I'll second the Aura. Works great and doesn't disturb the spouse.

by mtstromberg
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Aussie Arrived Today! Forecasting NO MORE RAIN!!
Replies: 5
Views: 678

Just used mine for the first time last night. Heaven! I ordered mine from cpapusa. They get it from the same company in Oz, but I paid less money and didn't have the over-seas charge either.
by mtstromberg
Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAPers Explaining Their Experiences On YouTube
Replies: 3
Views: 777

Very well done. I had to chuckle a little at the splash screen saying he stopped breathing 10 times in one night! I wish I was so lucky! LOL I had 70 events per hour ! with a blood oxy of %70. I had no clue it was happening either because I was so dang exhausted. How I survived/endured for so long i...
by mtstromberg
Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP machine life expectancy
Replies: 25
Views: 5861

I had what I was told was a used Devilbiss Horizon II for 10 years before I finally caught up with technology with a new machine. It actually still works, it's just loud, and out of date.
by mtstromberg
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Another use for the silicone putty
Replies: 18
Views: 2504

I made a two rings about 1/8" thick or so, and then flattened them out a bit, and stretched them to make the center hole large enough to fit around the end of the pillow. The idea is to have the silicone ring at the point where your nostrils make contact with the pillows. I simply made them wide eno...
by mtstromberg
Wed Nov 21, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: U. S. Turkeys Unite!
Replies: 6
Views: 907

it seems sad and wrong for Turkeys to condone the sacrifice of another animal in order to save them selves... For shame Turkeys! If it's alright to eat Ham, then it's alright to eat Turkey!

Or better yet both.
by mtstromberg
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Another use for the silicone putty
Replies: 18
Views: 2504

Mack's is what I used. $3.99 for a set of 4 at Walgreens. I only used about 1/4 of 1 plug to make both rings, so the small package should last a good long time. Btw, it will stick to you the first time you use it, but just be careful removing it and it should stay on the mask. By the second use, it ...
by mtstromberg
Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:52 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Another use for the silicone putty
Replies: 18
Views: 2504

Same here. The leak rate was low, but sometimes the noise or the draft was annoying. I am also sleeping better, so maybe it was bothering me more than I realized. I never had a problem comfort-wise before, but I have to admit that they are really, really comfortable now!
by mtstromberg
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Another use for the silicone putty
Replies: 18
Views: 2504

Another use for the silicone putty

I read a thread a few days ago regarding using silicone putty earplugs to fashion a better seal for face masks. It seemed to me that might be just the thing for my twilight np mask as well. My nares are long slots instead of the ideal round shape so nasal pillows don't fit quite as well as they coul...