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by sheepdog
Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New Apap noises?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

Re: New Apap noises?

Thanks. I am thinking about replacement and will talk to the Ins co. Obama care would probably fine me for asking as I am an older white male.
Probably replace this year is best I guess.
by sheepdog
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New Apap noises?
Replies: 2
Views: 696

New Apap noises?

HI all. My Apap recently is making a noise that annoys the wife. (maybe I should sleep at the GF's? LOL) When I use the machine at night my exhale has a wheeze or small whine at the end of it. It is noticeable. At some point it stops whining during the night. I dont have a clue what causes it. It do...
by sheepdog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Blood in nose?
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Blood in nose?

yep it is the nose pillows thats doing it. I used to bleed daily in the morning and just thought I was having spontaneous nose bleeds. Once I got rid of the nose pillow mask and went to something else the bleeds stopped. Now my nose openings are so large none of the available pillows would fit anyway.
by sheepdog
Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New and Frustrated
Replies: 27
Views: 3821

Re: New and Frustrated

Cindy dear, welcome. If you have a dr who isnt letting you be in control you need a new doctor. Even your family practice dr can write the script. It need not be the sleep dr. If you are comfy at 7 I would set at 7-20 instead of 4-20. My setting on cpap was 20 and when I reset mine to 4-20 I hated i...
by sheepdog
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:48 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Should my mask be blowing air away from me all the time?
Replies: 28
Views: 16754

Re: Should my mask be blowing air away from me all the time?

I know your problem. I sometimes think the developers of these masks and paps are not OSA patients and don't even know any. Vents blow on you not away. The expensive mask to avoid leaks actually leaks more than the cheap one. "Just adjust the straps properly" There IS no properly for my face! And wh...
by sheepdog
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: aromatherapy and night sinus problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

Re: aromatherapy and night sinus problems

Not yet but I shall try that. thanks!
by sheepdog
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: aromatherapy and night sinus problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3163

aromatherapy and night sinus problems

HI all. The one constant I have had since going on cpap/apap has been sinus issues from the 'breeze'. I once was at 14 cm/h2o and am now at 20 cm/h2o so its even more so now. It doesnt help that I am seemingly allergic to Florida! I sometimes will take an alka seltzer cold tablet with water before b...
by sheepdog
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Changing From Nasal Mask to Nasal Pillow...Pressure Question
Replies: 14
Views: 2641

Re: Changing From Nasal Mask to Nasal Pillow...Pressure Question

not in my experience. The pressure you need is the pressure you need. The pillows are like a blast for a bit but I quickly got to love them when I was at 14. They are very addictive and I hated anything else for a long time.
by sheepdog
Mon Jun 28, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: On my way to the Sleep Clinic
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Re: On my way to the Sleep Clinic

I second the shorts and tee shirt. Keep take a longs to a minimum as they just seem in the way. I took wallet for ID and keys only ( the machine and mask I had also of course). I have had two or three studies and like them better in a hospital than in a clinic. You will probably be tired in the morn...
by sheepdog
Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nasal Pillows and Higher Pressures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Re: Nasal Pillows and Higher Pressures?

Thanks all. I went to the auction side and just scored a swift to try!
by sheepdog
Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Why is it necessary to have a support team?
Replies: 84
Views: 876704

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

For me the closest I have seen to a real support group is this forum. My Dr writes the orders for studies and equipment but knows little. The DME pushes what they want to sell then disappears unless you are willing to spend money. Very few real places understand the cpap wearer like cpap.com and cpt...
by sheepdog
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Mask & Facial Hair
Replies: 11
Views: 2477

Re: Mask & Facial Hair

I now mostly use a comfort gel with so-so results. I sleep on my left side mostly and at 20cm/h2o it may be that I cannot use nose pillows. I am not sure but hate to spend the money on a hope. Im unemployed since April so any dollar not spent is a dollar for food or mortgage! My beard is short but h...
by sheepdog
Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nasal Pillows and Higher Pressures?
Replies: 3
Views: 1088

Nasal Pillows and Higher Pressures?

Hi there. I use an apap / cpap machine at 20cm pressure. I was told by one of two DME employees that my pressure setting was too much for nasal pillow head gear. The other employee thought it would be fine but was outvoted by the DME manager. The mask I use now leaks and is noisy (for me. might be f...
by sheepdog
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start
Replies: 372
Views: 1319758

Re: Where A CPAP Newbie Should Start

Pulse Ox? Oximeter? O2 Saturation perchance? do I get that from a DME or from my Dr? and what does it tell me? If I need O2 added?

Thanks
by sheepdog
Thu Oct 01, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Poll: Are you happy with your current supplier? VOTE Please
Replies: 69
Views: 56282

Re: Poll: Are you happy with your current supplier? VOTE Please

Would you believe until recently I didnt know the DME was supposed to keep in touch after the delivery of the equipment? Multiple DME's and none of them were worth spit. This time I have a DME Florida Hospital. They told me that they will call me monthly for filter needs and I can have a new mask ev...