CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by binkbee » Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:40 pm

I used this forum back in 2012 and got much needed help on a problem by wife of 61 years had, caused by her cpap. She was using a sleep machine that was rated as the "best" at the time, with a heated humidifier and was working exactly as it should, knowing because it was taken back so many times. She was having "chronic" diarrhea and our family doctor of thirty years and every specialist in our area said the problem was not caused from the cpap treatment. It was into the "third year" of the usage and absolutely no improvement was detected. A male, in his forties wrote in this forum of his "problems" and, low & behold, it was exactly as my wife. He had her stop using the treatment after being told the same info as the doctors here had said, that it was not a "cause of the equipment! He said that her problem "went away" and asked here if anyone had heard of the condition. My wife, again, told the specialist here and, again, was assured that it was not from the machine. I took it upon myself to completely remove the humidifier section and use only the breather. NOW HEAR THIS!---HER DIARRHEA WAS GONE IN FOUR DAYS AND HER SYSTEM WAS BACK TO NEAR NORMAL! The doctors here still shook their heads "NO", all but one, and he took interest in the case, again! Asking if she would help him, and go back on the humidifier and be watched extra close. She did and with-in five days was back into the same side effects!
It is now registered with ALL the doctors in our area and we were told that the info was going to be listed on the MD ALERT system, for all to read. THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS VERY, VERY ACCURATE AND VERY TRUTHFUL, SO IT MAY BE HELPFUL TO OTHERS! Just yesterday,Feb 4th 2016, she went for a check-up and, the doc showed much interest in the situation and was real concerned, even yet. She has never had the problem since. So, as was described, the entire problem was excepted as being caused by the treatment, mainly 100% by the humidifier, and that portion has been shelved since. She uses her machine nine hours-a-day, every day, and even when traveling, never sleeping without it. HOPE IT HELPS OTHERS! binkbee

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by Wengerda » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:01 pm

I am a new CPAC user as of last night. Reading the manual Resmen S10 with a full face Amara View, humidifier airsense 10 and the heated hose tube. I read that I need to clean daily with a mild soap, all these component except the CPAC machine. Now a few newbie questions, 1) the heated hose I washed this morning and let it dry but there is still a few droplets inside, is that will be okay tonight when I use it? and 2) the humidifier is completely dry in the inside, but also is droplet water in the bottom of the humidifier, I guess the bottom is the portion that gets hot, this bottom area is not possible to dry it with a towel due to the aluminum plate above the plastic humidifier. Any recommendations will be appreciated.

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by arbo67 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:08 am

did this post get destroyed? Every time I click on table of contents, I go right back to the main board?

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by Pugsy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:22 am

arbo67 wrote:did this post get destroyed? Every time I click on table of contents, I go right back to the main board?
It does appear that the OP the post yesterday and changed the link so that it no longer takes you to the real table of contents.
Something or someone pissed the OP off and he no longer wishes to have the table of contents available.
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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by arbo67 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:35 am

Pugsy wrote:
arbo67 wrote:did this post get destroyed? Every time I click on table of contents, I go right back to the main board?
It does appear that the OP the post yesterday and changed the link so that it no longer takes you to the real table of contents.
Something or someone pissed the OP off and he no longer wishes to have the table of contents available.
Too bad, I really liked this post. It was my go to guide. PLEASE put it back Mollete!

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by Morbius » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:43 am

Well if you must, you can do a topic sort and recreate the list:

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by kaiasgram » Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:27 pm

Hi Morbius – Glad to see you here again

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by Morbius » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:26 am

kaiasgram wrote:Hi Morbius – Glad to see you here again
Always good to see you K!

It's certainly disheartening to see the deterioration of the forum. Longing for the good old days, but as Thomas Wolfe used to say...

At any rate, I've felt I've made every effort to try to get the person in a position to correct the situation to actually do so, all without success. It's clear he has no interest there (whether it's because it's too much work, too much money, or whatever). Admittedly, my recent efforts have been quite self-destructive, but no matter there, as I am no longer in the business, having moved on to bigger and better.

I guess it's not such a big deal now as there are several good forum alternatives there, so if Johnny's position is to eventually get rid of the forum there won't be a void.

Well, I guess this is good-bye, so best of luck to you and yours!

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by kaiasgram » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:27 pm

Morb, I remember the good ol' days too. I'll always have some affection for this forum ( viewtopic.php?f=1&t=114733&st=0&sk=t&sd=a ) and gratitude to all here who have helped me on my CPAP journey (including you), but it's not a place I want to hang out much anymore.

Best wishes to you too, whatever your next great adventure is!

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by jnk... » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:42 pm

Morbius wrote:. . . disheartening to see the deterioration of the forum. . . .
+1
kaiasgram wrote: . . . not a place I want to hang out . . .
+1
Morbius wrote: . . . there are several good forum alternatives . . .
Since I'm too lazy to research that on my own, is there any chance I could trouble you for a specific recommendation as to which one might be best for me to look into first, sir?
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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by Morbius » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:57 am

jnk... wrote:...is there any chance I could trouble you for a specific recommendation as to which one might be best for me to look into first, sir?
Well, as it turns out...

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by jnk... » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:39 am

Thanks, Morbius. I'll give this place another try.
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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by tlohse » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:51 pm

I don’t really know anyone here but I think mollette is one of the most helpful forum contributors we have. :)
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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by CdrRayJ » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:55 pm

I'm probably looking in the wrong place, but my ResMed CPAP machine reads out "Events, AHI. Total AI and Central AI." While I understand the basic definitions, I'm note sure I understand the differences of the numbers. Which is most critical? What do they all mean?

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Re: CPAP Basics - - Table of Contents

Post by Okie bipap » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:26 pm

The total AI is the total apnea index, or the average number of events (central apneas plus obstructive apneas plus hypopneas) you have every hour. You can't say that any one is more important than the other. They all interfere with how well you sleep and impact your blood oxygen level. Central apneas can not be corrected with the use of a CPAP machine. Unless you have at least five central apneas an hour, all night long, they are not treated. During a central apnea, your body does not breathe for some reason. During obstructive apnea, you attempt to breathe, but your airway is blocked. Hypopneas are partial blockages of your airway.
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