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by arthuranxious
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: how to fix on/off button resmed s8 autoset spirit 11
Replies: 75
Views: 45647

Re: how to fix on/off button resmed s8 autoset spirit 11

When I take the button out, the button has two tips that are black. Are those carbon? Then there are 2 printed contacts (appear to be) one with the letters SW1 and one SW1 A Those do not look as if they could be scraped. I used qtips and alcohol to clean both and the button is a little bit alive, it...
by arthuranxious
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: If you don't have a life ...
Replies: 200
Views: 22747

Re: How To Choose Between Two Bad Presidential Candidates

Seriously, I assume Hillary has already taken money from the cpap manufacturers so she will make the insurance companies pay for new machines every year. On the other hand Trumps casinos are open for play 24 hours, so he must be sympathetic to this who cannot get a good sleep. And both of them seem ...
by arthuranxious
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Still Exhausted
Replies: 5
Views: 802

Re: Still Exhausted

Not sure if the graph, and analyzing it will explain why you are still exhausted. I have waves of exhaustion despite being a compliant cap user. My doctor suggests getting more sleep, and I sometimes do just that. No improvement noticed unless it us really narcolepsy.
by arthuranxious
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT Terminal Melanoma
Replies: 62
Views: 10545

Re: OT Terminal Melanoma

FUN! Try to have some fun! An essential and much underestimated emotional nutrient. Does he like to hike? Hike, even in a wheelchair. Did he always want to write the great novel.... take dictations or get him a volunteer secretary. Does he want a cruise? I met a 31 year old woman whose cancer return...
by arthuranxious
Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why is it necessary to have a support team?
Replies: 84
Views: 753016

Re: Why is it necessary to have a support team?

I have been on CPAP for over 9 years. When first diagnosed I tried to find a support team, a self help group for people with apnea but there was nothing nearby. When I eventually went to such a group, the people who came were all so much older and sicker than me that I was terrified at the thought t...
by arthuranxious
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New Device To Revolutionize CPAP!!
Replies: 63
Views: 8471

Re: New Device To Revolutionize CPAP!!

Couldn't we all be cured by taking up the didgerigoo? Or loud singing in the church choir with the cute organist instructing us how to breathe? I am sure that and eating pound cake will improve our sleep
by arthuranxious
Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Panic/new suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 949

Panic/new suppliers

I am sorry to admit that I am terribly panicked out by the need to order a mask replacement. I cannot remember which supplier I used last time, but I think they no longer service my location. Now each time I pick a supplier they always want a prescription. And it seems to me that each prescription c...
by arthuranxious
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Poll: What mask type do you use?
Replies: 48
Views: 6617

Re: Poll: What mask type do you use?

I use the Swift II and have used Swift nasal pillows almost since day 1. The reason I tried that first was because I was told that a man with facial hair would not get a good fit with a standard mask.
by arthuranxious
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I swear the machine's making me sleepier!
Replies: 42
Views: 3343

Re: I swear the machine's making me sleepier!

I check my data every morning and don't have high leaks or many hypopneas or apneas, but feel more tired now than before I started treatment. The only explanation I can come up with is that I may be more aware of tiredness. Perhaps before I knew I had a problem I just pushed myself to keep on going,...
by arthuranxious
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Physological impact
Replies: 46
Views: 16263

Re: Psychological impact

The patient needs reassurance, and understanding instead of the usual platitudes about how easy it will be to get used to it and how much better you will feel. I have been horrified at the brain dead RTs working for my DME... that part has been a horrible experience. try and talk to your patients an...
by arthuranxious
Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How long to fully recover?
Replies: 15
Views: 2391

I found that the night sweats stopped immediately, so did the feeling groggy when waking up from a nap. Within 6 months my blood pressure and cholesterol levels improved. But I believed that there would be meaningful improvements, and really only opted so eagerly for CPAP because I thought they woul...
by arthuranxious
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: High blood pressure and OSA
Replies: 33
Views: 5640

I think it took over 6 monyjs for me to see an effect from CPAP at lower blood pressure, your doctor probably would hold back the medications if he notices that you are generally improving management of your health with CPAP and weight loss

by arthuranxious
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Talk with Doc?
Replies: 13
Views: 2660

I think those AHIs are way too high to be considered a successful treatment of OSA. Some doctors are not into talking, you don't indicate of he is a real sleep specialist or just an internist or pulmonologist. Requesting an APAP is easy, but some doctors really don;t believe in the relaibility of au...
by arthuranxious
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Possible Discount on Electric Bill with CPAP
Replies: 30
Views: 18714

Does anyone know if Con Edison of NY offers a discount for CPAP users and other assistance? their rates are about the highest nationwide... they could afford to give a break for when we need long naps! Seriously, I don't know if i could face applying for special treatment. years ago I had trouble wa...
by arthuranxious
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Which machine?
Replies: 17
Views: 2762

I think a Resmed S8 auto vantage is a fine chocie too, but only available from DME not from online suppliers. the big advantage is that you can get the main stats each morning off the screen without needing software or card reader, and still have the card to let doctor or DME get full statistics.