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Smile Hello!
Just a quick HI and glad to get onto this board.

I've suffered from Apnea since my late teens, when I got my nose broken, and it was never properly fixed!

I've been on a CPAP machine for almost 2 years, and always like to get advice on how to lead a better CPAP-life!

Regards, and happy new year to you all!
01-04-2013 04:59 PM
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Post: #2
RE: Hello!
Welcome Steve ...post often. Opinions are always welcome

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01-04-2013 05:53 PM
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Post: #3
RE: Hello!
Welcome to the forum.

But it isn't your broken nose that gave you sleep apnea. It isn't helping it any, but it didn't cause it.

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01-04-2013 07:34 PM
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Post: #4
RE: Hello!
Who was that masked man?? Thinking-about

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01-04-2013 08:20 PM
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RE: Hello!
hello Steve and welcome
post any cpap/sleep apnea related in the main forum
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Forum-Main-Apnea-Board-Forum
01-04-2013 08:53 PM
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Utsarah Offline

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RE: Hello!
Welcome! This board has really helped me immensely!
01-04-2013 10:57 PM
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Post: #7
RE: Hello!
Hello phantomsteve and WELCOME! to the forum.!
There is lots of great reading here as you have probably discovered by now.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.

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01-05-2013 12:35 AM
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phantomsteve Offline

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Post: #8
RE: Hello!
Thanks, everyone!

Actually, to be precise, I didn't know I suffered from Apnea until it was diagnosed a year and a half ago! A few years ago, an ex-girlfriend mentioned in passing that she had noticed that I stopped breathing in the night, was all panicky, and then before she could think what to do, I started breathing again!

I had kind of assumed that it was connected with the broken nose and 2 septo-rhinoplasties which I have had!

Anyway, there's a lot to read here, so I look forward to that!
01-05-2013 04:25 PM
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Post: #9
RE: Hello!
Obstructive Sleep apnea is a throat thing. The throat muscles and tongue are actually voluntary although we do use them so automatically. So when we relax in sleep, they do, too. For most people, these muscles relax so much they can vibrate in the air (snoring) and then for some of those, the muscles can close the airway. Obesity, throat issues, neck circumference, and just sheer luck of the cosmos can cause someone to have enough of these that they get the sleep apnea diagnosis.

Your wonky nose doesn't help one bit!

Welcome to the forum. Hang out, ask questions, or just lurk. We're just happy to have another warm body. Saves on the heating bill.

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
01-05-2013 04:58 PM
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Post: #10
RE: Hello!
(01-04-2013 04:59 PM)phantomsteve Wrote:  Just a quick HI and glad to get onto this board.

HI STEEEEEVE! (usual greeting from "Blue's Clues") You came to the right place at the right time. Glad to meet your acquaintance. We're all friendly people Way-to-happy so stay a while, sit down in your thinking chair and enjoy the ride. I-love-Apnea-Board
01-05-2013 10:23 PM
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