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by KatieW
Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Saw my sleep doc today
Replies: 7
Views: 1208

Re: Saw my sleep doc today

Looking forward to hearing your results Kathy.
by KatieW
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Survival Techniques when you can't use CPAP
Replies: 18
Views: 4549

Re: Survival Techniques when you can't use CPAP

I don't have personal experience with this, but a friend of mine, bought a oral device on-line to treat her sleep apnea, until she gets a cpap. I'm not sure it totally prevented apneas, but it did decrease her snoring.
by KatieW
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Yes, it's possible to get off the CPAP
Replies: 12
Views: 3503

Re: Yes, it's possible to get off the CPAP

Congratulations! That is a great accomplishment. Wishing you continued good health.
by KatieW
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: 6th month update
Replies: 24
Views: 5838

Re: 6th month update

Thank you for posting this RobySue. Your description of your cpap herapy experience is so detailed and clear, it gives words and names to what many are feeling as they struggle with their therapy. I sounds like progress is slow but steady. I'm glad for you.
by KatieW
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Expert Interview: Dr. Avram Gold
Replies: 63
Views: 12383

Re: Expert Interview: Dr. Avram Gold

Katie What did you think of his comment that full face masks do not provide effective therapy? I didn't understand it. I wonder if he was just talking about UARS though. I wrote down what he said...."with FF mask, the pressure is in front and behind the tongue. With a nasal interface, the pressure ...
by KatieW
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: gash in face mask
Replies: 3
Views: 995

Re: gash in face mask

There are several Activa Lt cushions listed on ebay right now. Get yourself a backup or 2.
by KatieW
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Depressed newbie saying hi
Replies: 26
Views: 3862

Re: Depressed newbie saying hi

Welcome to the forum. You're in a good place to learn from others who understand. Looking back, I had untreated sleep apnea for at least 20 years, and have been on cpap 1 1/2 years now. I wish I had done it sooner, but no one diagnosed it, even though my hypertension had been creeping up. My energy,...
by KatieW
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Expert Interview: Dr. Avram Gold
Replies: 63
Views: 12383

Re: Expert Interview: Dr. Avram Gold

This was an interesting talk. Here is the article that Dr. Gold wrote:

The Symptoms and Signs of Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome—A Link to the Functional Somatic Syndromes

http://chestjournal.chestpubs.org/conte ... l.pdf+html
by KatieW
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Hi, all :-)
Replies: 18
Views: 2623

Re: Hi, all :-)

Welcome back! You were so helpful to me, when I 1st started, thank you.
by KatieW
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Unsupportive Spouse (A Brief Rant)
Replies: 89
Views: 9664

Re: Unsupportive Spouse (A Brief Rant)

Good for you Dori!
by KatieW
Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Central Apneas and Respiratory Rate
Replies: 72
Views: 11978

Re: Central Apneas and Respiratory Rate

rested gal wrote:...following...trailing along at the rear...stumbling...following...panting to try to catch up... but always "following"...
Me too!
by KatieW
Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT : HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARBONMAN
Replies: 24
Views: 4698

Re: OT : HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CARBONMAN

Best wishes to you! Thank you for the beauty you bring to this forum.
by KatieW
Tue Mar 08, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: High Pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: High Pressure

Are you in the same city as her? Can you find out the make and model of her xpap and mask. Perhaps those who have the same machine and mask can provide some suggestions. The large mask manufacturers have pretty good info on their websites about how to adjust their masks, and sometimes a video. It so...
by KatieW
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Higher Pressure,More Apneas?
Replies: 9
Views: 1913

Re: Higher Pressure,More Apneas?

I know increasing pressure can sometimes induce centrals but would increasing pressure to achieve a lower AHI instead cause more apneas? Under what circumstances could that occur? Thanks. Dori, Mike's data doesn't differentiate between obstructive versus central apneas, right? And he's on cpap of 1...