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by Greyfort
Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Heated Hose
Replies: 11
Views: 2083

Heated Hose

Hi. I just had my follow-up session at the sleep centre last night and they've upped my pressure from 9 to 11. I woke up this morning feeling freezing from the cold air going down my throat and my mouth felt like the Sahara Desert.

So now I'm thinking about a heated hose. What do I need to get?
by Greyfort
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm a little scared right now
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: I'm a little scared right now

The whole answer may have been a little more dramatic than I'd originally thought. My Mom is 87 and she's been having some breathing problems lately as well. I awoke this morning to find my Mom being taken away in an ambulance. The first thing the Paramedics said was, "You have a gas leak." I've bee...
by Greyfort
Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Power Outages
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Power Outages

Thanks. I kind of imagined, *sputter* *sputter* "What the heck?!" And then ripping the mask off. LOL
by Greyfort
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Power Outages
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Power Outages

We're expecting really high winds tonight and they said to expect some power outages.

What happens if there's a power outage in the middle of the night, while you're sleeping? Does the loss of power to the CPAP machine wake you up?
by Greyfort
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: BiPap and Nose Bleed
Replies: 3
Views: 2250

Re: BiPap and Nose Bleed

I'm glad you asked that one, because I've had chronic nosebleeds my entire life. I have had one small nosebleed since I started using CPAP, when I hadn't had a nosebleed in 3 years. That upset me. But it didn't cause another one the next night. But I can understand the concern after having a large b...
by Greyfort
Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm a little scared right now
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: I'm a little scared right now

I definitely felt much better today. I was not as tired and I didn't feel so easily out-of-breath and I had a busy day. I still had a problem trying to get in a full yawn sometimes, which is a very annoying feeling. But it was much better. I hope the improvement will continue too. If it's about mois...
by Greyfort
Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm a little scared right now
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: I'm a little scared right now

Well, my blood pressure was a little high, but still within the normal range. It's not surprising with all of the anxiety that I was feeling. But other than that, my doctor was happy that I'm having another sleep study on November 6th. I thought I never wanted to have one of those again, but I'm act...
by Greyfort
Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: But I Felt Fine Before
Replies: 11
Views: 1747

Re: But I Felt Fine Before

I'll be glad to see my doctor tomorrow, because I'm really struggling with anxiety now. Once anxiety sets in, it becomes difficult to tell the difference between a symptom and the anxiety reaction. I would imagine that if I had a blocked artery or something, they would have seen that on the echocard...
by Greyfort
Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: But I Felt Fine Before
Replies: 11
Views: 1747

Re: But I Felt Fine Before

It took me a while to figure out where to change my Profile. I'm a moderator on a forum with this format, so I should have figured it out sooner. As soon as I finally saw User Control Panel, I went, "Duh, of course." But it was on the opposite side of the page, so it took me a while to spot it. I th...
by Greyfort
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm a little scared right now
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: I'm a little scared right now

Thanks everyone for being patient with me. I'm new to this and am having a little difficult with it all. I just walked the dog and felt pretty winded, which doesn't usually happen. I'm doing searches and finding that I'm not the only one who has troubles breathing during the day-time since using CPA...
by Greyfort
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: But I Felt Fine Before
Replies: 11
Views: 1747

But I Felt Fine Before

I was so startled when they diagnosed me with sleep apnea, telling me that I stopped breathing every 2 minutes during the night. Why? Because every night I would fall asleep quickly. I slept through the night, not waking up until morning. I felt fine and refreshed. I was not tired all day. I had no ...
by Greyfort
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm a little scared right now
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: I'm a little scared right now

I have an appointment with my family doctor tomorrow. I'm feeling really lost as to what to do at the moment. Before I was told that I had sleep apnea and got the CPAP machine, I went to bed, fell asleep quickly and didn't wake up until the morning. I felt refreshed. I was not tired all day. I didn'...
by Greyfort
Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:10 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm a little scared right now
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: I'm a little scared right now

I did go to a clinic. They said that I'm okay, but it sounds like I had a CO2 build-up in my system and my body was trying to take in more oxygen. I mentioned that I was finding it difficult to yawn when I woke up in the mornings, for about the first 10 minutes or so, and they said, "Same thing." Ma...
by Greyfort
Sat Oct 24, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm a little scared right now
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: I'm a little scared right now

Wow, thanks. There's a bunch of stuff here that I'm not familiar with, being new to CPAP usage, but I'll look it up and report. I talked to a nurse. She said that as long as I'm not feeling dizzy and my pulse isn't rapid or irregular, then I'm probably okay. Anxiety has probably just kicked in, maki...
by Greyfort
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:20 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I'm a little scared right now
Replies: 30
Views: 4760

Re: I'm a little scared right now

I downloaded the Sleepyhead software which was mentioned. It said that last night I had some major leakage and that the thing "blasted" me, as it put it, with 9.0 pressure all night. When I woke up, I noticed that I was opening my mouth and gasping a little as the air just kept going down my throat....