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Choking episode not recorded
For two nights in a row I have awakened from a dream coughing to the point I had to remove my mask and chin strap. I don't have a cough or cold. I did cough and I had some mucus in my throat.
Both times I had Mr. Green Smiley Face and and AHI of 0.0 at the point of awakening. My heart did not seem to be racing. So maybe it was either GERD or collected mucus but it was strong enough to wake me up. Maybe I'll do a salt water rinse with the Neti Pot tonight and see it I'm okay tonight.
01-22-2014 04:08 PM
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RE: Choking episode not recorded
Hi Lukie,
When I first saw the title of your post, I wondered if you had GERD.

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01-22-2014 04:33 PM
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RE: Choking episode not recorded
I know I've said it before, but two nights in a row with an AHI of 0.0 could be machine error. Unplug the machine for a few minutes then plug back in.

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01-22-2014 08:08 PM
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Lukie Offline

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RE: Choking episode not recorded
It was 0.0 after 5 hours. By 9 hours it was 0.2.
01-23-2014 10:52 AM
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Lukie Offline

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RE: Choking episode not recorded
My apnea is only mild. Sleep Study AHI was 7.6. The reason I'm on CPAP is that when I do have apneas they are bad ones and I desaturate to less than 85% So my AHI is usually less than 0.5.
01-23-2014 10:56 AM
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RE: Choking episode not recorded
You're doing great! Congrats!

As for the choking, no clue on that. One thing to do while you try to figure it out is raise the head of your bed. If it helps, then your doc will know it was more than likely GERD. Sometimes all it takes is a single 2x4 but usually more. You can put it under the feet of the headboard or under the mattress itself. We used 2 for several years. Now we just use one.

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01-23-2014 06:43 PM
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RE: Choking episode not recorded
Do unplug the machine for a few minutes to reset it. Many people have reported their S9 occasionally gets stuck on zero.

Even if you do choke and stop breathing, you may wake up and start breathing soon enough that you don't technically have an apnea. (10 seconds.)

If mucous builds up, you may get a choking reflex, even if you never actually stop breathing.

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01-27-2014 01:20 AM
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Lukie Offline

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RE: Choking episode not recorded
(01-27-2014 01:20 AM)archangle Wrote:  Do unplug the machine for a few minutes to reset it. Many people have reported their S9 occasionally gets stuck on zero.

Even if you do choke and stop breathing, you may wake up and start breathing soon enough that you don't technically have an apnea. (10 seconds.)

If mucous builds up, you may get a choking reflex, even if you never actually stop breathing.

I often get a 0.0 AHI when I wear my nasal mask and chinstrap. My AHI goes to 1 or 2 when I wear a full face mask. I have never gotten 0.0 two days in a row but I do get it regularly because I have mild apnea and a good mask fit.
The choking has gone away. I guess it was just a cough or gerd.
01-27-2014 05:59 PM
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Lukie Offline

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RE: Choking episode not recorded
(01-27-2014 05:59 PM)Lukie Wrote:  
(01-27-2014 01:20 AM)archangle Wrote:  Do unplug the machine for a few minutes to reset it. Many people have reported their S9 occasionally gets stuck on zero.

Even if you do choke and stop breathing, you may wake up and start breathing soon enough that you don't technically have an apnea. (10 seconds.)

If mucous builds up, you may get a choking reflex, even if you never actually stop breathing.

I often get a 0.0 AHI when I wear my nasal mask and chinstrap. My AHI goes to 1 or 2 when I wear a full face mask. I rarely get 0.0 two days in a row but I do get it regularly because I have mild apnea and a good mask fit..
The choking has gone away. I guess it was just a cough or gerd.
01-27-2014 06:01 PM
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