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by zoomzoom
Wed May 12, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Use of CPAP in emergency for covid treatment when oxygen is not available
Replies: 24
Views: 675

Use of CPAP in emergency for covid treatment when oxygen is not available

I have a family friend traveling to India that is using an Autoset 10 for her. I recall that at least with this machine since it's the same I have, that you can add oxygen to it. Although cpap machines aren't meant to be used as oxygen concentrators, you can add oxygen to it. And I read this article...
by zoomzoom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Switched machines w/family member and new machine feels weird
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Switched machines w/family member and new machine feels weird

If you switch cards watch the LCD screen carefully to see if the machine is okay with having 2 different machine's data on the one card. I haven't tested this but past ResMed machines wouldn't let you do it. I keep meaning to test it out but just haven't got around to doing it. Respironics machines...
by zoomzoom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Switched machines w/family member and new machine feels weird
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Switched machines w/family member and new machine feels weird

so my doctor would be able to get my metrics during my annual checkups. Most doctors and DMEs are now using myAir. They don't download the card. With the new machine, sometimes I can't even tell if air is being pushed (it is, which I can easily check by removing the mask). Is there a problem? Not n...
by zoomzoom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Distilled Water
Replies: 35
Views: 1576

Re: Distilled Water

I had to use tap water. After a couple days, I noticed that I would wake up coughing more often than not. Got rid of that water chamber, and then found some distilled water. I went back to normal. The power of delusion is strong with this one... Think what you want. When I was using tap water, it w...
by zoomzoom
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Does Kaiser's Medicare contract with Apria include Bleep?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: Does Kaiser's Medicare contract with Apria include Bleep?

Kaiser has it's own "mask formulary" so the person to ask is the sleep tech at Kaiser (you can probably email them). And if you are getting it through Kaiser, whatever mask you want has to be in the prescription sent to Crapria, so if Bleep is on their formulary, ask them to change your RX. Somethi...
by zoomzoom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Does Kaiser's Medicare contract with Apria include Bleep?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Does Kaiser's Medicare contract with Apria include Bleep?

As title says.

Yes, I am aware I can call, but they are currently closed and the last several times I called for PAP resupply, the hold times were so long!

I know Apria sells Bleep on their consumer side, but not sure about their Medicare/Kaiser side.
by zoomzoom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Distilled Water
Replies: 35
Views: 1576

Re: Distilled Water

When I was traveling in Europe, I used mainly bottled water and things were fine. At times, I had to use tap water, but not too often. But back here in the States, when we had our distilled water shortage during covid, I had to use tap water. After a couple days, I noticed that I would wake up cough...
by zoomzoom
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Switched machines w/family member and new machine feels weird
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Switched machines w/family member and new machine feels weird

LSAT wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:33 pm
Is your machine set to Autoset or For Her in the settings area. If the 2 are not the same it could make a difference.
Yes it is set for her; I confirmed again that every single setting is set the same in the clinical menu options between the two machines
by zoomzoom
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Switched machines w/family member and new machine feels weird
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Switched machines w/family member and new machine feels weird

I switched my older autoset 10 for her with a family member's identical machine because their machine for some reason did not do auto start and stop well. Mine does. However, despite going into the clinical settings and setting everything up identically for my "new" machine as it was previously, thi...
by zoomzoom
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fine white floaty things in water chamber?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Fine white floaty things in water chamber?

They only float like jellyfish, but are just little wavy stringy things that float around. Hopefully not sentient :shock:
by zoomzoom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Had it with local CPAP suppliers
Replies: 24
Views: 1654

Re: Had it with local CPAP suppliers

I have a family member on Kaiser (goes through Apria) and it's hard to say which party is dropping the ball harder on her orders. They're both equally terrible and we have had issues with both. I'm on United and going through a local DME which is owned by the hospital where my doctor works (no one m...
by zoomzoom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fine white floaty things in water chamber?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Fine white floaty things in water chamber?

Is the bottom of the water chamber flaking off? I have seen silver particles in the water and am not pleased. I think that cleaning with a drop or two in vinegar in water may help clean up the water chamber when it starts deteriorating. White stuff does not just get there by itself and I would not ...
by zoomzoom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fine white floaty things in water chamber?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Fine white floaty things in water chamber?

Thanks! Hopefully I got rid of it with my brief cleaning. I'm wary of putting tap water in there because the last time I did regular cleaning/use w/tap, it created a significant mineral deposit on the bottom, and I would wake up coughing when using tap for my water.
by zoomzoom
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Fine white floaty things in water chamber?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Fine white floaty things in water chamber?

I noticed the other night that there was some very thin, clear/white, floaty stuff in the chamber. I only use distilled water. I don't ever really clean the tank, though. It did not have a color to it (besides white--which contrasts with the clear water). It was just floating around, like a jellyfis...
by zoomzoom
Fri Jul 24, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: CO2 issues with P10 resolved?
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: CO2 issues with P10 resolved?

https://www.resmed.com/us/dam/documents/products/Mask/airfit-p10/user-guide/airfit-p10-airfit-p10-for-her_user-guide_amer_eng.pdf The vent holes are multiple small holes on both sides of where the hose attaches to the plastic part the nasal pillow clips in to. There's a whole bunch of them on both ...