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by khauser
Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep mask and breathe right nose strip
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Bleep mask and breathe right nose strip

I don't think you'll be happy with it UNDER the Bleep adhesive because I think it would leads to leaks. But I think it MIGHT work on top ... however you might have to "up your game" and use a skin prep and/or extra tape if it doesn't hold. Another thought I had was that by having a well sealed nose ...
by khauser
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread
Replies: 960
Views: 58069

Re: Sticky: Phillips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread

All of the talk and action around suing Philips really annoys me. There are insufficient facts to do so. At some point Philips became aware of the problem. They researched further ... this takes time. One person (or many) reporting particles does not mean there's a defect on Philips' end. Especially...
by khauser
Mon Jun 14, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: opioids to relieve untreatable osa symptoms
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: opioids to relieve untreatable osa symptoms

Stay away from the opioids, going on is easy coming off is hell. I was on for 5 years for a spinal cord injury and finally with the help of my pain management Doctor worked my way down and off. I still was sick as hell and have insomnia and it's getting better. I took my last percocet April 26th, s...
by khauser
Fri Jun 11, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Possible New Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Possible New Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Admittedly I'm not a doctor, but the results I see would still have me wanting to be on a CPAP.

Lots of people do have trouble accommodating to therapy, I'm just not one of those. Just lucky that way...
by khauser
Mon May 10, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Percocet Withdrawl
Replies: 21
Views: 719

Re: OT: Percocet Withdrawl

I'm late to respond to this. First, congrats! I know (first hand) the effort involved! Of the two opiates I had been prescribed, stopping oxycodone (which is the opioid in percocet) was by far the hardest. The other was morphine, but for me that was much easier to cut back. For me the side effects w...
by khauser
Wed May 05, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Tap Pap to AirFit to Bleep
Replies: 18
Views: 443

Re: Tap Pap to AirFit to Bleep

1. Takes forever to seat the clips into the ports. No doubt I'd get better at it. But I don't hear the "audible click." This will get easier with time. If they are not clicking you are probably trying to seat them at an angle. It's really hard to straighten them after they've been inserted, so if I...
by khauser
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Bleep

I do have to be careful removing any tape because once I scratched my face with a fingernail and had to go back to my Dreamwear gel nasal until it healed. I remove the dreamports by grasping them and tilting them upwards, which causes the seal across the lip to release ... it has the least amount o...
by khauser
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Apnic episodes with chest pounding
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Apnic episodes with chest pounding

I have rem sleep osa. I wake up with all episodes with chest pounding. I use apap pressures 12-20. My seal is good with a nasal pillow but I still have episodes. So you have an APAP, which is good. Can you use Oscar and get the data from it? It would be useful to try and determine if your apnea is ...
by khauser
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Covid Disorientation
Replies: 4
Views: 404

Re: OT: Covid Disorientation

Sheriff Buford wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 3:35 am
Dang! Caught covid for the second time about a month ago. For you folks that have had covid and experienced the side effect of disorientation, how long did the disorientation last you? Was the improvement gradual or was it immediate?

Sheriff
OMG Sheriff that sucks! Get better...
by khauser
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Have you had a COVID-19 Vaccine or have an appt?
Replies: 411
Views: 17156

Re: Have you had a COVID-19 Vaccine or have an appt?

Natural selection? I know--bad froggie--schadenfreude overload. In my dreams maybe. Unfortunately the truth of it is that the virus gets to mutate more when people refuse to take it seriously, and eventually the mutation gets to be one the vaccines don't work well with. Like the so-called South Afr...
by khauser
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Thinking of changing masks
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Thinking of changing masks

You're about to get a bunch of recommendations to try the Bleep mask. I'll be first.

No straps at all.
by khauser
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Bleep

If I develop a leak, that wakes me up instantly, even a small leak. I feel the coolness and can't get past it. Usually means I need to add a bit of tape... Does that work for you? I never had success taping a leak that was already developed, but that was early on. I don't think I've had a leak in o...
by khauser
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep
Replies: 13
Views: 838

Re: Bleep

I think the itch (or sometimes tickle) is the adhesive releasing from a stress area. When I first connect them and air pressure starts, there's an area under the nostrils that puff out a bit. This sometimes causes me that itchy/tickling feeling. What do I do? I lightly wiggle the adapter to somewhat...
by khauser
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Ringing in ears / congestion
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Ringing in ears / congestion

New tinnitus should be reported to a doctor. There are many possible causes. If you know it happened because of exposure to loud sounds (headphones too high is a modern day reason) then you are probably hosed. But if you don't know the cause, there are some other things that need to be ruled out as ...
by khauser
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Tried the Bleep finally
Replies: 31
Views: 1687

Re: Tried the Bleep finally

From another post of mine: Oh! One other recommendation is hose management. Stuart has a video showing the combination of https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IWBXSKC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N6RKIL0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?i...