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by linda b
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: APAP with oxygen and travel
Replies: 2
Views: 1152

APAP with oxygen and travel

Haven't posted in quite awhile, but I have a question some of you might be able to help me with. In addition to APAP, I have to use 3L of oxygen at night. Having a big bulky heavy concentrator has made camping and long trips quite complicated. We also tend to want to stay in campgrounds that do not ...
by linda b
Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Where does all the air go?
Replies: 26
Views: 5154

Where does all the air go?

I've been using an APAP machine for about 3 years now. I've had a touch of a cold recently and had to take off the nose cushion to blow my nose. I didn't turn off the machine to do this and I thought "Wow, that's a lot of air blowing out of that tube and going down into my lungs!" Then I began to wo...
by linda b
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Comfort Lite 2 spare parts
Replies: 6
Views: 792

You will eventually need to replace just about everything. Most insurance will pay for a new complete new mask every 6 months. And I would recommend that you at least get new head straps that often. I use the simple cushion and have also had the elbow break several times. I think I've finally learne...
by linda b
Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: HELP!! Can't get Poligrip to work
Replies: 17
Views: 2430

Sorry you did not get more response to your plea for help!! The way I use Poligrip Strips is as follows: at about the mid point, cut part of the wa through, not quite reaching the other side. Bend into a V shape. Thoroughly lick bottom lip. Place V-shaped strip onto lip. Thoroughly lick upper lip. F...
by linda b
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mouth Tapers, Poligrippers: What is your process?
Replies: 8
Views: 1050

I've been using the Poligrip Strips for a very long time and don't really have much clean up trouble. I start at one edge and sorta roll it toward the middle, then go to the other side and do the same and just pull the rest of the way. I actually just use toilet paper or tissue to wipe off my mouth....
by linda b
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: not sleeping with mouth open & still getting dry mouth
Replies: 15
Views: 1800

I have no doubt that I do not open my mouth, but I frequently have a dry mouth -- so frequently, in fact, that it is ruining my teeth. I use Poligrip Strips to keep lips together and I frequently check the leak rate numbers on my Encore Pro data and they are exactly where they should be for my mask ...
by linda b
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Simple Seal Masks
Replies: 18
Views: 2166

Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to this thread. My husband helped me drill the hole in the brim of the visor following BadBreath's directions. I also cut down the brim quite a bit to keep it from getting pushed around during side sleeping. I added some foam on the forehead part for extra c...
by linda b
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Simple Seal Masks
Replies: 18
Views: 2166

I feel really bad that I cannot remember his name, but a guy on here lab ratted new headgear for the CL2 which I have copied and it is terrific. He used a baseball cap, cut a hole in the brim, inserted the CL2 tubing through it and that was about it. I've been using a visor version for quite some ti...
by linda b
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Loratidine/Claritin
Replies: 6
Views: 965

I used the Claritan D for several (probably 8 - 10) years before it became an over the counter drug. Then switched to Allegra D and it was not nearly as effective. I was about to try Zyrtec about 6 months ago when my doctor told me I shouldn't be taking the "D" part. So I tried the "plain" Claritan ...
by linda b
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP is ruining my teeth
Replies: 15
Views: 2721

No, I do not mouth breathe. I've used Polident Strips since the second night and have almost no leak problems. One thing I have noticed is that before APAP I was quite a drooler. Now I don't, even during a couple of naps when I did not use the strips. I have Encore Pro and my leak numbers are right ...
by linda b
Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP is ruining my teeth
Replies: 15
Views: 2721

CPAP is ruining my teeth

Had my regular 6 month teeth cleaning yesterday and they took bite wing x-rays that showed 8 spots that have to be filled that were NOT there 6 months ago. The dentist asked me if any of my medicines had changed that could possibly be causing my mouth to be dry. I said no, but what about being on CP...
by linda b
Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Talking in your sleep
Replies: 7
Views: 637

In the days BEFORE xPAP, I talked in my dreams quite a bit. It wasn't just an occasional word, either. I would expound on the weirdest subjects as if I was a college professor. There didn't seem to be any subject that I didn't know everything about -- as long as I was asleep!! I can remember beginni...
by linda b
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Painful ear and dropping water
Replies: 4
Views: 810

I can't help much with the ear problem, but am wondering at what pressures you have your APAP set. I think it is usually recommended to try and keep the range as narrow as possible, usually about 3 cms either side of your titrated number. Example: I was titrated at 12 cm and my range is set at 9 to ...
by linda b
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My jaws hurt
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Thank you so much for your responses. I did try wearing the mask slightly looser last night and made an effort to keep my arm down a little lower. My jaws do not hurt as much today, so maybe that will help overall. I also checked Encore Pro and the numbers were pretty much as usual. The leak rate wa...
by linda b
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My jaws hurt
Replies: 6
Views: 974

My jaws hurt

For the past couple of weeks, I've been waking up with my jaws hurting. I don't feel like I'm clamping my teeth or grinding them, but I do use Poligrip Strips to keep my lips together. I'm a side sleeper and am beginning to wonder if the PapPillow, which sorta rests on top of my arm, is pushing too ...