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Re: Especially for newly diagnosed - Dealing with Change

Postby Uhhh...f.me on Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:27 am

Hi there,
I noticed the file was no longer available to download. I've just been diagnosed as well, and I'm going through some emotions... well, not sure how to feel. Also, as a part time single father, I'm worried how the noise will affect the little guy since he sleeps in the same room as me in his crib.

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Re: Especially for newly diagnosed - Dealing with Change

Postby chunkyfrog on Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:15 pm

Noise is similar to leaving a good fan on, a cheap fan might be noisier.

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Re: Especially for newly diagnosed - Dealing with Change

Postby rhrhguest on Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:58 am

It depends on the machine you have. Mine is a Resmed Airsense 10, and the only noise is when I first put the mask on. But you'll also have to get used to shutting the machine off before you take your mask off. The implication I got from the respiratory tech was that I could take the mask off leaving the machine on (or leave the mask on and detach from the tubing), and go use the bathroom and then go back. But you have to shut it off if you take the mask off or the noise is horrendous.

We have an air cleaner which is much further from me than my CPAP machine, and it is much noisier than the CPAP machine. That's an option too - get a white noise machine (has the sound of waves or similar) and that might help to keep the background noise steady.

And since your concern is your child, clearly having you alive, and healthy, would be a lot better for your child than the alternative :( If you haven't gotten your CPAP machine yet, make sure they know that low noise is a must for you.

Me, I'm having trouble because after three weeks, I'm still sleeping really poorly. Doctors are looking at whether I have a thyroid problem too, but the results have been normal sometimes and abnormal other times. I am going to see an ENT, and if my throat issues aren't due to thyroid, maybe the ENT can get me something to help. It has been since I started the CPAP, but I am not sure if it is due to the CPAP that my throat feels closed up all the time, and my voice is hoarse. Searching on that symptom brings up thyroid issues much more than CPAP issues.

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Re: Especially for newly diagnosed - Dealing with Change

Postby Frustrated guest on Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:33 am

Should this still be pinned if no article is available to view?

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Re: Especially for newly diagnosed - Dealing with Change

Postby Goofproof on Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:48 am

Links move and die of the internet, that's life. Jim

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