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Does anyone else swallow air with their mouth shut?
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RE: Does anyone else swallow air with their mouth shut?
Thanks for the preview of oximetry results. Did you ever consider that your Dentist is qualified to manage your apnea care? Dentists can legally write the prescriptions and guide your therapy.
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#12
RE: Does anyone else swallow air with their mouth shut?
OMG, that's great to know! I was wondering about that. Then he can renew the prescription for the oxygen, too.

He said what I have is laryngopharyngeal reflux, not gastro-esophageal. LPR, not GERD.
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(01-14-2019, 10:41 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: not much more we can do other than refer you to a doctor for medical evaluation of the problem, or counseling if it is an anxiety disorder.

Well, there is something very interesting happening at low pressures, but I should probably post that on a different thread, along with my oximetry comparisons. I don't know the custom here on apneaboard: should I add to my initial (epic 15-page) thread? Start a new one?

Seeing a counselor is a good idea simply because I have mild PTSD from being ill for 26 years. My husband has it too, from witnessing my illness. I have not had the luxury yet: I've been doing crisis management for my Dad and I'm his POA. 

After we moved him last year to a different Alzheimer's facility, I decided 2018 was the year for me to see conventional docs, mainly for more diagnostic information, since their treatments never wind up being "well tolerated" in my case. The exception is an antiviral medication that targets EBV; I had a meningeal infection 26 years ago. It's a common trigger for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

Now I'm exhausted from too many grueling medical encounters. Obviously, some of these docs were excellent. Others just want to bounce me around. The only doc I still might find useful would be a laryngologist. All we have are ENTs in our town, so I'll have to make do, or go 2 hours to Bozeman.
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RE: Does anyone else swallow air with their mouth shut?
The advantage of continuing to use the "epic thread" is that all of the history and chartsarre there. There is no advantage to starting multiple threads.
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(01-14-2019, 11:17 PM)picante Wrote: Was your body mass index low when aerophagia started?

I was ~30 when it started. I went from 36 to now 28. I don't put too much faith into those indexes but my GP does and reminds me every time I see him. Oh-jeez

Using FlashAir W-03 SD card in machine. Access through wifi with FlashPAP or Sleep Master utilities.

I wanted to learn Binary so I enrolled in Binary 101. I seemed to have missed the first four courses. Big Grinnie

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