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COPD and CPAP
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(07-20-2014, 06:41 PM)woozie38 Wrote:
(07-20-2014, 03:20 AM)Katmacd Wrote: I have COPD with air trapping.

Don't know if this would be of any help Kate, but for my COPD I nebulise 40 ml of 3% saline (as in intravenous drip bag) solution, three to four times per day or "as needed" Rx from my doc.

That's interesting. Did your doc explain why? Do you get the solution from the pharmacy?

Kat
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(07-20-2014, 04:07 AM)zonk Wrote: C-Flex 3 gives the
what machine do you have?

Sorry, I cannot offer any help with the other issues that you have raised, others would chime in when had their snooze

It looks,like the third one in the picture. The provider booklet calls it REMstar Pro C-Flex+

Kat
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Quote:That's interesting. Did your doc explain why? Do you get the solution from the pharmacy?

Hi Kat, My doc told me it was standard treatment for COPD rx by respiratory specialists. Salt solutions are known to dissolve mucus. Nasal rinses such as FESS are only saline solutions. My brother nebulises saline too. We both get great benefit from the therapy. In AU saline solution is available from the chemist. (they may have to order it). You get two 1 ltr bags per script under Medicare.

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(07-20-2014, 03:20 AM)Katmacd Wrote: I have COPD with air trapping. I have had my machine for 4 months and during that time I haven't been able to get off steroids. Now I have diabetes.
The other night I fell asleep without my CPAP and woke up in less respiratory distress than ever! I am not using it and have been able to start weaning the steroid. Don't need 6 to 10 nebulizer treatments per day just to be able to sit in a chair!
I believe the CPAP was over inflating my lungs. I also started to get pitting edema which is resolving without the CPAP.
My problem is that I woke up with that apnea headache yesterday.

Is there a way to make the CPAP pressure stop so I can fully exhale and then have it sense my inhalation and give me the CPAP at that time?

Thanks
Kathy

Hi Kathy.. not sure if you are aware as I have just found this, but Resmed makes a machine for those with COPD and breathing problems. The model is called VPAP COPD and might be worth your checking on as it sounds as it might be what will work for you and others. Just Google it and you will find several Resmed pages on it.

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(10-10-2014, 10:06 AM)Whitewabit Wrote: [quote='Katmacd' pid='76758' dateline='1405844408']

Hi Kathy.. not sure if you are aware as I have just found this, but Resmed makes a machine for those with COPD and breathing problems. The model is called VPAP COPD and might be worth your checking on as it sounds as it might be what will work for you and others. Just Google it and you will find several Resmed pages on it.

Thanks, I will check it out!

Kathy
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