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by snork1
Fri May 23, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fellow Snorks!
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Snorks?

The correlation never occured to me.

by snork1
Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fibromyalgia
Replies: 48
Views: 6010

Re: Mirapex and Fibromyalgia

[quote="kteague"]Alv7722, Yes, the upset stomach is rough for me too. At this point I'm on 1.5 mg at bedtime (was taking twice that). Just curious, did your diagnostic or titration sleep study show any significant limb movements? Also, have you experienced any of the addictive behaviors? I did, but ...
by snork1
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fibromyalgia
Replies: 48
Views: 6010

Latest THEORY on fibromyalgia is that one of its possible causes is vitamin D deficiency. (along with POSSIBLY many other ailments) Of course the whole Vitamin D thing is becoming a mess of a rathole discussion in itself. Sure the body can "create" Vit D with sun exposure without supplements, BUT su...
by snork1
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Neti Wash
Replies: 18
Views: 2411

I bought salt especially for use with a neti pot It isn't iodized salt like table salt is. I paid $6.95 for a jar. I've been using it for 6 months now, and I've only used half of the jar. Gosh o mighty! How big is that jar of salt? I paid .49 cents today for a box of uniodized salt! Just a regular ...
by snork1
Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: NeilMed and Me -- Good for a laugh!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1795

For a couple hours after I used it I had it running out of my nose occassionally and a few times down the back of my throat. How do you get it all out without it taking hours? I gently blew my nose a few times thinking it would get it all, but still had it running. I haven't tried it since. If I ca...
by snork1
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: PayPal Account Highjacked -- Beware
Replies: 69
Views: 6313

I'm curious - how do you define a computer with "huge" amounts of memory? I never get less than 2 GB and haven't had my AV and firewall software take up what I would consider an unusual amount.... m I have 1.5 GB on my computers with Win XP and get irritated to have to buy more than that just to su...
by snork1
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: NeilMed and Me -- Good for a laugh!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1795

I use a sqeeze bulb instead of a neti pot. I couldn't even stand to use a nose spray before I started. HATED stuff up my nose. Probably a good thing back in the '80's. START GENTLY. Don't try to do a "thorough" job at first. Figure you are just getting used to it. I started by barely getting it into...
by snork1
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Neti Wash
Replies: 18
Views: 2411

I use the sea salt and warm water in a squeeze bulb approach and only throw in the baking soda when I have a rare cold. I keep it REALLY simple, but effective. A Full Face mask is a patch job on getting CPAP to work and even that only is effective for SOME people. Back when I used a mask, a full fac...
by snork1
Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: PayPal Account Highjacked -- Beware
Replies: 69
Views: 6313

I just installed NOD 32 "3-pack" with firewall on my 3 computers at home.($90 for the 3 pack) It is AWESOME and EASY. Latest version has a VERY simple interface that you CAN override if you want to get in deeper. Hardest part of the installation was getting the old AV OFF my computer. I have used No...
by snork1
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Report on saline spray vs saline irrigation
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

yup, pretty much confirms my experience after a couple years of nasal saline irrigation. A dainty spritz was pretty much worthless. Serious but easy IRRIGATION....its a flippin' miracle. BUT, most people WILL NOT EVEN TRY nasal irrigation. Just freaks them out or grosses them out too much. My wife a...
by snork1
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Periodic Limb Movement
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Often RLS/PLMD is unrelated to apnea. CPAP(eventually dental device) didn't really affect my PLMD. Make sure your iron levels are up to snuff, which can be a cause. I am having good results using the homeopathic remedy by Hylands called "Restful Legs". Its cheap to experiment with it at only $6 a bo...
by snork1
Tue Oct 30, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: How do you use your Neilmed?
Replies: 28
Views: 6264

I make my own using RO water, fill the glass, put in the salt and pinch of baking soda, stick it in the microwave and nuke it for 30 seconds, squirt half in one nostril with head over the sink (helps to tilt your head back so it gets in deep), then use the rest on the other nostril blow my nose aft...
by snork1
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: being without cpap for 4 nights
Replies: 12
Views: 1610

Its probably not worth the investment(time and money) if this is just a one time deal, But another option is to pick up a GOOD do it yourself dental appliance for "emergency use" such as this. Best non-presciption one seems to be (for the moment anyway) the Somnoguard AP http://nosnorezone.com/order...
by snork1
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OSA due to tongue rolling back?
Replies: 27
Views: 4987

Nah! Too late. I already spent a bunch of coin on my PAP equipment. Besides ... I don't shop Costco or Wally Wolrd cuz all that stuff is made in China --- all those leaded products eat the brains of their consumers so that science can easily catch up to them. Oh yah, and of course they are the ONLY...
by snork1
Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New Lip Seal and TAP appliance Adjunct + TAP w/CPAP
Replies: 23
Views: 3539

.... He stressed how critical the jaw exercises they recommend are to prevent such problems. I guess I will find out first hand. I doubt I will be able to dial the lower jaw out very far--as he noticed I have very low range of motion of the jaw. And I always thought I was such a big mouth! jen I ca...