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by Janknitz
Thu Apr 18, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Weight loss drug trial claiming to reduce Sleep Apnea. Hmmm?
Replies: 10
Views: 3657

Re: Weight loss drug trial claiming to reduce Sleep Apnea. Hmmm?

Weight loss definitely works for some people in reducing or eliminating OSA. If it does, the trick is to maintain the weight loss long term. And those drugs have some nasty side effects, not sure how much has been studied truly long-term (20 - 30 years???). We are learning a lot of drugs we THOUGHT ...
by Janknitz
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:04 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: My resmed shuts down when it gets cold
Replies: 7
Views: 678

Re: My resmed shuts down when it gets cold

That's 57 degrees in Farenheit. We turn our heat down to 55 degrees at night, and I've never had that issue. It gets that cold in our room sometimes. You might talk to your provider or to ResMed about this.
by Janknitz
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Airsense 10 cutting in and out
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: Airsense 10 cutting in and out

I was having trouble like that and the plug is behind my bed. Sometimes the pillows fall in the gap between the wall and the bed (we don't have a headboard), and that was pushing the plug out of the outlet.

I relocated where I plug in the machine, and problem solved.
by Janknitz
Sun Apr 07, 2024 6:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I just became compliant. But have a question
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: I just became compliant. But have a question

Do I need to put the mask back on for the last couple hours of sleep if I wake up. If I can get back to sleep ? I guess what I am saying its easier to fall back to sleep without using the mask again if I only have an hour two max anyway. Yes. Put the mask back on. It needs to be on whenever you sle...
by Janknitz
Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:17 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CPAP lung/chest pain
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: CPAP lung/chest pain

I get esophageal spasms, and they cause a very sharp pain in my chest, all the way up and into my ears. I'm not sure how they test for it to rule it in or out (and wouldn't want to suffer the testing in any case), but if nothing else shows up, it might be worth asking about.
by Janknitz
Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Apria or Lincare
Replies: 33
Views: 15268

Re: Apria or Lincare

There's a reason we call them Crapria and Lin Don't Care, but it sounds like you have a "guy" at Lincare who actually talks to you and is helpful. That's worth something. You can try Crapria and see how it goes. You can always go back to your guy at Lincare for supplies if you are unhappy with the e...
by Janknitz
Sun Mar 17, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Anti Snoring blanket
Replies: 8
Views: 2026

Re: Anti Snoring blanket

People will buy anything to avoid CPAP. :lol:

I was once in an asthma forum online where a woman insisted that a fan blowing in her face treated her sleep apnea, because it blew air into her mouth. Yep, uh huh, how stupid can you be???
by Janknitz
Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:47 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Kaiser Permanente coverage: advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: Kaiser Permanente coverage: advice please

I could tell a lot of Kaiser horror stories I encounter in my work, but a public forum is not the place. Just don't get old in the Kaiser system, enough said. Can't wait to see them in my rear view mirror.
by Janknitz
Thu Mar 14, 2024 12:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Kaiser Permanente coverage: advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: Kaiser Permanente coverage: advice please

I have Kaiser thru my employer & my coverage includes DME I get my CPAP & all my supplies at no additional cost.
When we had coverage through my husband's employer, we, too had coverage. But none of the ACA plans have CPAP coverage, as far as I can see.
by Janknitz
Wed Mar 13, 2024 4:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Kaiser Permanente coverage: advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 1920

Re: Kaiser Permanente coverage: advice please

Kaiser's Covered California Plan for DME sucks. I'm not even sure they'd provide a wheelchair if you could no longer walk, although they claim to have DME coverage. https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/content/dam/kporg/final/documents/health-plan-documents/eoc/ca/individual-family/2024/off-silver-7...
by Janknitz
Tue Mar 12, 2024 5:04 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Need Some Help / 3 years of trying to adapt to CPAP
Replies: 1
Views: 933

Re: Need Some Help / 3 years of trying to adapt to CPAP

To help us help you, we need some information: Brand name of machine (Typically Philips Resperonics or ResMed) Model of Machine (usually written on the front--you have said alternately CPAP and BIPAP. Please confirm. Type of mask (full face, nasal, nasal pillows, nasal cradle)? Brand and name of mas...
by Janknitz
Mon Mar 11, 2024 4:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: nasal decongestants
Replies: 3
Views: 1900

Re: nasal decongestants

You're asking for positive stories, but I'm going to tell you the opposite as a warning. I was sick all the time as a kid, I caught everything and missed a lot of school for mostly upper respiratory infections (and I had undiagnosed cough variant asthma, but that's another story). My mom couldn't st...
by Janknitz
Fri Mar 08, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Medicare and Masks
Replies: 18
Views: 7188

Re: Medicare and Masks

Unfortunately this is not an Apria lie, this is a new rule set forth by Medicare to and I quote "stop fraud" Well, that sucks. I haven't had DME coverage in about 10 years, I just buy my own masks from our hosts at cpap.com or "parts" from Amazon and eBay. Since the masks last a LOT longer than the...
by Janknitz
Thu Mar 07, 2024 3:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I want to flow cool air into the mask...........
Replies: 25
Views: 27660

Re: I want to flow cool air into the mask...........

Another cool air person here. We don't have AC, and I don't bother to chill the water, but during the summer when it's warm, the air from the CPAP is always cooler than room air, and I often put my hands or wrists in front of the vent on my mask to help myself cool off. During the winter we keep our...
by Janknitz
Thu Mar 07, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: valves seem to close when I exhale
Replies: 6
Views: 2856

Re: valves seem to close when I exhale

We need to know which mask you are using. There have been some documented issues with leakage around the elbow that connects some masks to the hose, particularly full face masks. Sometimes it's a matter of paying attention to that spot and PROPERLY seating the elbow and the mask, sometimes the mask ...