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by tiredted
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sore spot on the bridge of my nose
Replies: 20
Views: 5674

Sore spot on the bridge of my nose

Does anyone else's mask cause a sore spot on the bridge of your nose? What do you do to solve this problem?
by tiredted
Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Condensation in mask
Replies: 17
Views: 7718

Condensation in mask

I've had to turn up the humidifier because my mouth was a desert after a few hours with the cpap on. The problem now is that I get condensation in my mask which is annoying. I have a Respironics Comfort Gel mask. I just got a chin strap to keep my mouth closed which seems to help with the dry mouth....
by tiredted
Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm getting my cpap tomorrow...
Replies: 4
Views: 2218

I'm getting my cpap tomorrow...

Any words of advice for the first few nights using it?
by tiredted
Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do you need a prescription to buy a mask?
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the DME. I didn't anticipate this problem, so I didn't ask my doctor. I guess I'll call Monday and find out. I leave town on Wednesday so I'd like to have this resolved before then. Thanks for the help!!
by tiredted
Sat Dec 18, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do you need a prescription to buy a mask?
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Thanks Ted. What a great name, isn't it? My doctor insisted that I go through a DME to get my machine. His logic was that it wasn't costing me anything, so why not? He said if I was paying out of pocket, it would be worth it to go online. Sounds like the insurance companies are getting ripped off. I...
by tiredted
Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Do you need a prescription to buy a mask?
Replies: 10
Views: 4231

Do you need a prescription to buy a mask?

My doctor prescribed the Respironics comfort gel mask which I will try when I get my machine. I've read so much about the Activa mask that I would like to try that one if the Respironics mask doesn't work well. I would just like to buy it without going back to my doctor if possible.
by tiredted
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:11 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Air Comming Out My Eye
Replies: 20
Views: 11156

Ever watch David Letterman's stupid human tricks? People can actually squirt milk out their tear ducts. It isn't unheard of and I'm sure you experienced a similar thing only with air!
by tiredted
Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I have my test results
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

I have my test results

My doctor says I have mild to moderate OSA. He recommends that I use a cpap with cflex for 4 to 6 weeks to see if I notice any improvement. I have a copy of my results but don't know what to post that would be considered important. Ask and I'll post. My doctor was very helpful but I still have a few...
by tiredted
Sun Dec 12, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Now for the big questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Thanks for the answers. The auto-pap vs. bi-pap issue makes much more sense now. Getting my test results will go a long way towards helping me decide which machine is best for me.
by tiredted
Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Now for the big questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

In reading the info on cpap.com and here, I'm confused about one thing in particular. Auto-pap vs. bi-pap. It is my understanding that bi-pap (or more generally, bi-level), provides two different pressure levels: a higher one for inhalation and a lower one for exhalation. Auto-pap adjusts the pressu...
by tiredted
Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Now for the big questions
Replies: 11
Views: 3770

Oops.. I forgot to log in. The above post was me!