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Katmacd Offline

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Machine: Rematar pro c flex+
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: On oxygen therapy 24/7 at 2 liters since 'May,2013

Sex: Female
Location: Upstate NY

Post: #11
RE: COPD and CPAP
(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
07-20-2014 10:44 PM
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Katmacd Offline

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Posts: 6
Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: Rematar pro c flex+
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: On oxygen therapy 24/7 at 2 liters since 'May,2013

Sex: Female
Location: Upstate NY

Post: #12
RE: COPD and CPAP
(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
07-20-2014 10:55 PM
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woozie38 Offline

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Joined: Jan 2013

Machine: Fisher & Paykel Icon + Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: Integral
CPAP Pressure: 8 to 14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: 17 years of CPAP + supp. oxygen @ 3 L/min

Sex: Male
Location: Toowoomba, Queensland Australia

Post: #13
RE: COPD and CPAP
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.

[Image: signature.png]Keep on breathin'
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07-20-2014 11:20 PM
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Whitewabit Offline

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Posts: 158
Joined: Sep 2014

Machine: ResMed V9 VPAP Adapt S9 (36067), ASV mode
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX, AirFit P10, AirFit F10
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 5/4/9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Location: Somewhere in the midwest

Post: #14
RE: COPD and CPAP
(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.
10-10-2014 10:06 AM
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Katmacd Offline

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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: Rematar pro c flex+
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Wisp
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: On oxygen therapy 24/7 at 2 liters since 'May,2013

Sex: Female
Location: Upstate NY

Post: #15
RE: COPD and CPAP
(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
10-10-2014 08:12 PM
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