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by scf
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:28 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: "False" CA's but isn't it still Apnea?
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: "False" CA's but isn't it still Apnea?

In the snippet you provided, the CAs come as you pause after exhaling; you're not holding your breath. You're right that there's arousal breathing at the start of this interval, though whether that disruption accounts for the later CAs is hard to say. But I'm intrigued that with pain relief your CA...
by scf
Mon Jan 24, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: "False" CA's but isn't it still Apnea?
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: "False" CA's but isn't it still Apnea?

chunkyfrog wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:44 am
You might still be experiencing the effects of stopping prednisone.
Amazing drug, but the body learns to like it a little too well.
Excellent point. Too bad we cannot stay on low dose steroids! They do solve so many issues!
by scf
Mon Jan 24, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: "False" CA's but isn't it still Apnea?
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: "False" CA's but isn't it still Apnea?

Thank you for taking time to answer my question. I squirm during the night because of back pain. Technically I do not turn over, I only turn once during the night. I know we all hold our breath off and on during the day. It seems like 50-81 times is excessive. And the CA’s are all preceded by errati...
by scf
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:13 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: "False" CA's but isn't it still Apnea?
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

"False" CA's but isn't it still Apnea?

I understand that my 50-80 CA's every night are probably not true central apneas, but related to tossing and turning, etc. However, when I look at OSCAR it shows that during the supposed CA's there is still no breathing, sometimes for to 20 seconds. Surely I don't hold my breath for that long. So my...
by scf
Fri Jan 14, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Thoughts on the new F and P mask
Replies: 1
Views: 4536

Thoughts on the new F and P mask

Is anyone thinking of trying the new Fisher and Paykel Evora full face mask when it finally hits the US? I am totally happy with the F30 and an Amara headgear. It works well for me. But this new one looks to be an improvement on the F30. I have no experience with F and P masks, only ResMed, so I don...
by scf
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Did I damage my APAP?
Replies: 13
Views: 7346

Re: Did I damage my APAP?

I did the exact same thing about a week ago. And sat it back up on the table upside down, lol. It is working fine and seems to have suffered no damage. I have since put some "museum gel" on the bottom so it won't go anywhere.
by scf
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Airfit F30i Users - Longevity
Replies: 20
Views: 3986

Re: Airfit F30i Users - Longevity

I have used these masks for over a month, but they did get floppy and start to leak. Since Medicare provides one a month, that is when I change it. I may try cutting the small piece between the nose. I breathe better using a Breathe Right strip on my nose already, so this would be even better.
by scf
Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Recording pulse oximeters that stay on the finger well?
Replies: 10
Views: 5819

Re: Recording pulse oximeters that stay on the finger well?

The sleep clinic told me to tape it on…worked fine.
by scf
Sat Jan 08, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Pugsy was correct, as always
Replies: 8
Views: 6092

Re: Pugsy was correct, as always

Of course, Pugsy is always right, that's why we love her! My body feels better on prednisone but I turn into a crazy person that's really scary when tapering off! Glad that I don't have to be on it often or for very long! Have you tried an anti-inflammatory diet or natural anti-inflammatories like ...
by scf
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Pugsy was correct, as always
Replies: 8
Views: 6092

Re: Pugsy was correct, as always

You are spot on as always. I find that as long as I can understand what is going on, I can deal with it. I do hope you are continuing to get some relief! Hugs
by scf
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Pugsy was correct, as always
Replies: 8
Views: 6092

Pugsy was correct, as always

She helped me so much to get started and to understand OSCAR. She told me that all of my CA's were not true ones, but probably showing up because of tossing and turning due to back and neck pain. For four days I have been on prednisone, which of course is the best antiinflamatory. Here is a snapshot...
by scf
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: OT: Spinal cord stimulator experiences anyone?
Replies: 75
Views: 30943

Re: OT: Spinal cord stimulator experiences anyone?

Pugsy that is wonderful news that you have gotten relief. I am so happy for you.

Hugs
by scf
Mon Dec 27, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Sticky :::: Attachment quota exceeded
Replies: 27
Views: 33713

Re: Sticky :::: Attachment quota exceeded

I only had 11 but I deleted them. I suppose every little bit helps.
by scf
Tue Dec 21, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Finding the Sweet Spot
Replies: 5
Views: 7765

Re: Finding the Sweet Spot

Actually I think I may have found my magic combination...the F30 mask with Amara View head gear and a Breathe Right strip on my nose. I have had two nights of uninterrupted sleep! I agree with one poster who said the nasal holes on the F30 felt too small, so I used the strips to open up the nose. It...
by scf
Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: CPAP and Sleep Apnea Message Board
Topic: Finding the Sweet Spot
Replies: 5
Views: 7765

Re: Finding the Sweet Spot

What made me start thinking about this was watching a LankyLefty video on you tube. It is his opinion that people do better on a constant pressure than they do on APAP. That made me wonder how one knows how to pick the setting. I am out of town and away from my computer, but I will post some Oscar d...