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by metaltech
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: problems Exhaling
Replies: 15
Views: 475

Re: problems Exhaling

When you did your sleep study did they test you for bipap? I can not use a cpap. I can not exhale. The bipap has a lower exhalation pressure setting. I exhale at 1/2 of my inhalation pressure. I felt like I was suffocating. It raised anxiety and panic. After they tried bipap I did better
by metaltech
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Using CPAP in hosptial - adding N95 material?
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Using CPAP in hosptial - adding N95 material?

As was suggested earlier an inline viral/bacterial filter wouldn't hurt. They just simply fit where your hose attaches to your machine. Unhook the hose attach the filter like the hose then reattach the hose.
by metaltech
Mon Jul 19, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread
Replies: 960
Views: 57944

Re: Sticky: Phillips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread

I have had issues sleeping without bipap. I bought the bacterial filters. Should that help or am I still at risk if I started using my machine again?
by metaltech
Thu Jul 08, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Phillips / Philips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread
Replies: 960
Views: 57944

Re: Sticky: Phillips Respironics recent recall notice discussion thread

I am in a tough situation here. I have a Phillips Respironics Bipap ST. I really need treatment. I was at a starting AHI of 69 and with treatment float between 4 and 10 on an average night. I have complex apnea. I am a CHF patient with moderate hypertension, dabetes, with back and knee issues. I hav...
by metaltech
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Nasal pillow blowin' up my nose.
Replies: 17
Views: 818

Re: Nasal pillow blowin' up my nose.

I have a similar problem but mine is oils at the base of my nose. I use a water proof surgical tape to help my product seal.
by metaltech
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Type of sleep test needed to be prescribed a APAP machine versus CPAP?
Replies: 22
Views: 5490

Re: Type of sleep test needed to be prescribed a APAP machine versus CPAP?

I took a normal split study(2 night) sleep test at a hospital. I did horrible a AHI of 69. I was prescribed a bipap. It took my apneas down but not all of the way. The Dr then changed the prescription to a bipap st with noninvasive ventilation if I don't breath. I have a combination apnea. Both obst...
by metaltech
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: New user experiencing fluid retention (swollen legs/ankles).
Replies: 18
Views: 6684

Re: New user experiencing fluid retention (swollen legs/ankles).

I am a CHF patient. I had a widdow maker 2 1/2 yrs ago. I have run the gamut of 1 pill then another for its side effect. I was in denial of OSA or CSA for my entire adult life. In cardiac rehab 1 thing is they checked edema every day. As a heart patient I retained fluids and put on 50 lbs. I have be...
by metaltech
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Anyone "forget" to breathe while awake?
Replies: 22
Views: 16713

Re: Anyone "forget" to breathe while awake?

You described the old me. I was always training as a youth. I was usually playing games in 1 sport and in the early conditioning of another. I could never get my heart rate up to what they wanted in physicals. Now after survivinga widdow maker and so many drugs everything has changed. I don't breath...
by metaltech
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Complete change in blood work
Replies: 6
Views: 4222

Re: Complete change in blood work

I have downloaded oscar. My #’s on Oscar the past few days has shown an AHI of 1.2 - 3.5. The only #’s I had to use were on the Dreammapper app. These are now showing around 7.3 -8.5. There is a huge difference.
by metaltech
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread
Replies: 641
Views: 119889

Re: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread

I tried unhooking from the hose at the diffuser. I pulled the diffuser out and had issues. Day 2 went perfect.
by metaltech
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.
Replies: 742
Views: 1084263

Re: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.

I was extreme with a 69 start. I feel much better at around 15. It is slowly lowering. I think I will eventually get there.
by metaltech
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread
Replies: 641
Views: 119889

Re: Bleep/DreamPort nasal mask review thread

Day 1 thoughts on bleep. Maybe too easy to breathe. Anxiety based on not having many of the issues I had previously. Woke up early to use the restroom lost the seal when I unhooked. I took off dreamports and used old mask for the last 1 1/2 hrs. It was almost too easy only issue was comfort with the...
by metaltech
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Complete change in blood work
Replies: 6
Views: 4222

Complete change in blood work

I have been on bipap therapy for about 4 months. I have been on bipap s/t about a month. I have noticed a drop in A1C, cholesterol, weight (30+ lbs). I have reduced water retention or edema (CHF patient)I am down to the prediabetic stage from full blown diabetic levels. I feel I breathe better(deepe...
by metaltech
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: I had a sleep test done and the doctor got very angry
Replies: 42
Views: 3164

Re: I had a sleep test done and the doctor got very angry

You may have sleep apnea and wake up briefly and never really realize it. Why? Because it is your normal. We often adjust to things that happen over times. It took 2 family members on pap therapy telling me mine was bad and a heart attack before I did anything. My test showed a 69. I thought I was ok.
by metaltech
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.
Replies: 742
Views: 1084263

Re: Newbie would like to hear success stories, please.

Ok I am not a long term pap user, about 4 months. I have severe complex apnea. I tested out with 69 events per hour, mostly obstructive but also central apnea events. The first 3 months my events were cut in half. I really couldn't tell if it helped. I knew I was not snoring at night and had no more...