Post Reply 
Bad Cold Tips?!
Author Message
cowboy1970 Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 67
Joined: Jun 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Puritan Bennett Breeze
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: around 11 now (2/20/13)
CPAP Software: ResScan

Other Comments: Try not to think about a spider crawling up your nose from inside your tubing as your drift off. lol

Sex: Male
Location: Tacoma, WA

Post: #1
Gross Bad Cold Tips?!
A horrible cold has struck my house.
My teens brought it home and it has infected everyone.

Cough, congestion, aches, sneezing, drainage....blah!

I have had to go through quite a ritual to clean out my
sinuses before attempting cpap at night. Last night,
I hacked (I know, I know, but it makes me feel special to say hacked...humor me) into my ResMed S9 AutoSet and jacked it up from 9 to 13.
I don't have any ramp set (ramping is for pussies!).
I turned it on and BAM, I could finally breath with it.
I fell asleep and woke up with a lot less congestion.
I am going to repeat this tonight and see if I can get similar results.

I am also taking Mucus Relief DM and Nyquil.

I am trying my best to use cpap even through this horrible cold.

Any advice are much appreciated.

I know some of you are going to suggest the Neti pot thingy,
I prefer not to have my brains eaten out by amoebas,

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/12/...er-warning
02-20-2015 07:47 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
retired_guy Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #2
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
I'm not sure I think it's a great idea to bump your pressure from 9 to 13, but yeah, you need to do what you need to do.

I have felt fortunate that whenever I get a cold (at least so far!) that using the machine as per normal will keep the nasal sinuses open. I think that's a plus for the pillow systems, because I had much more difficulty doing that with the ffm.

But, far and away the best thing to do for a cold? Get over it.
02-20-2015 08:47 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
truetopath Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 421
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #3
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
Haven't had a cold to contend with yet (knock on wood), but when I get one (inevitable with 3 kiddos) I'll probably just use my aromatherapy and try to clear it that way. As far as Neti-pots 2 deaths in one state in 2011, maybe water quality there should be challenged, but hey I'll take my chances. Something's gotta take me out, and why not an amoeba Smile
02-20-2015 09:10 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleeprider Online
Wiki Editor
Advisory Members

Posts: 3,379
Joined: Dec 2014

Machine: Resmed Aircurve 10 Vauto
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: Resmed Climateline
CPAP Pressure: Auto Bilevel 18/9, PS 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Where they make Respironics

Post: #4
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
I've been at this since 2008 and have always used pillows. Nasal infections, colds, freakin' Lyme's Meningitis! I and I used the APAP through it all and felt better.

You'll be fine, and yeah...ramp is for pussies, and neti post users should hand in their man card. Laugh-a-lot

______________________________________________
Organize your SleepyHead Data
Post your SleepyHead Data from Imgur
Robysue's Beginner's Guide to Sleepyhead
02-20-2015 09:14 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
PaytonA Offline
Wiki Editor
Monitors

Posts: 3,014
Joined: Dec 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 VPAP Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: H5i(distilled-top up)
CPAP Pressure: VAuto MinE14.0 MaxI 20.6 PS4.0
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Orange County,California

Post: #5
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
Ramp is for pussies say those with miniscule therapy pressures. lol
02-20-2015 09:21 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
truetopath Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 421
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: PR system one 560p auto with a flex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resumed F10
Humidifier: PR system one
CPAP Pressure: 11
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Male
Location: Lake View, NY

Post: #6
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
(02-20-2015 09:14 PM)Sleeprider Wrote:  You'll be fine, and yeah...ramp is for pussies, and neti post users should hand in their man card. Laugh-a-lot

I'll give up my man card before I give up my neti pot Cool
02-20-2015 09:34 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
TheManseHen Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 243
Joined: Jan 2015

Machine: RedMed A10 Airsense 10 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: One that came with machine
CPAP Pressure: 7.6-14.0 EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Started C-pap Boxing Day 2014. Tortured sleep more or less since 2000. Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Sex: Female
Location: San Francisco

Post: #7
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
You tell em Paytona! Seriously.

Okay, Netti Pot phobics, you can get just the saline spray bottles that they sell BESIDE THE DREADED NETTI's...in the drug store.
Those are for MEN who won't use the Netti. (or like me, women who really haven't got the co-ordination for it)

The saline spray can help do the same thing.

Netti pot users, be aware it's not good to use them if you have a totally blocked sinus, can cause problems, probably in the small print with Netti instructions.

Regarding O.P, I wonder if putting your pressure up too high (who's to say how high is too high?) could encourage your germs to go up toward your eustachian tubes thus possibly ending up with ear infection. Just hop on it if you have ear pain. Probably you would be fine but something to watch for, since you are safe from brain eating amoeba's.

I too have yet to have a full blown cold with my c-pap.

Get well soon Cowboy.
02-20-2015 10:30 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
quiescence at last Offline

Advisory Members

Posts: 753
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: REMstar System One with Autoflex
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro AirFit F10
Humidifier: yes typical setting = 4
CPAP Pressure: 5-13 Autotritrating CPAP
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: CMS-50F Plus oximeter /w SPO2 Assistant software. Avowed mouth-breather switching to nose-breathing

Sex: Male
Location: US

Post: #8
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
what can I say. . . i'm a man, and I have a ramp. ok - just kidding.
02-20-2015 10:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
jadner Offline

Members

Posts: 4
Joined: Jun 2015

Machine: ResMed VPap S
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: ResMed - unsure on details
CPAP Pressure: IPAP - 11, EPAP - 7
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #9
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
Okay, so I've got the dreaded summer cold now too. I do use a ramp (and I'm a women, so no man card here Smile) and I've never used a neti pot, but I'm thinking of trying one out today since I cannot breathe through my nose and my current mask is a nasal pillows (AirFit P10, thanks for the suggestion retired_guy). Any suggestions/recommendations for being able to breathe when I go to bed tonight?
06-08-2015 02:53 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
TyroneShoes Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 505
Joined: Oct 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 10-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments:

Sex: Undisclosed
Location:

Post: #10
RE: Bad Cold Tips?!
I was dreading a raised AHI when I got a cold. It went down.

Second cold (under xPAP therapy) started Friday; AHI steady.

Still, not really having fun; it feels like someone shoved a neti pot into my sinus cavity.
06-08-2015 03:04 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  [Treatment] What to do when you have a cold? sleepytimegal 21 851 11-18-2016 05:55 PM
Last Post: BadGoodDeb
  Any tips for fitting a ResMed P10 nasal pillow mask? Spy Car 40 2,189 10-15-2016 06:11 AM
Last Post: rwelliot
  CPAP when you have a cold? JaneAM 7 550 08-13-2016 07:25 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
Question My SH CPAP Data/Results. Any Advise/tips? egzbuen 4 421 07-30-2016 08:26 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
Question AHI and Cold Weather graeme 2 386 05-28-2016 05:35 PM
Last Post: zonk
  Getting used to it - need tips and tricks (would like to avoid Lunesta) shewhorn 19 1,293 02-19-2016 04:26 PM
Last Post: shewhorn
  Oxygen concentrator--rent or buy? Gen'l tips? Milk and cookies! 8 1,098 01-28-2016 02:40 PM
Last Post: bwexler

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)