The doc said he will post it to me when he gets it so no big deal I spoze, I mean....it's not as though I am dying anymore eh...
Think of that for a second......................I got more help from this forum and the internet that I did from a "state of the art" "multi-million dollar modern medical centre", I reckon the mortuary there would be busiest place in the hospital.
Anyway I thought I would mention the short conversation that we had about AHI's and mask types. I told him about how my full face mask fitted pretty good and the leak levels were below ResMeds threshold of 24 cmH2O but I couldn't get my average AHI lower than 10 or thereabouts, yet as soon as I changed to nasal pillows my AHI skyrocketed downwards, 30 days AHI = 1.0, and often/sometimes my leak rate was higher than than the full face mask...
He responded by saying, do you wear a chin strap now?
Yes I do I.
He said that the chin strap stops the tongue from collapsing back into the throat and reduces AHI.
I hadn't thought or read about that before so I thought maybe others in here hadn't either, I'm thinking if there are hose heads out there that are mouth breathers with full face masks and struggling to get your AHI's down then a chin strap might be worth a punt.
Second thing, I told him about my crook gut and wheat intolerance, I showed him in the data where my AHI spiked up after eating tucker with wheat in it and asked him if he reckoned the wheat would cause that type of inflammatory response?
Sure can he said, he then wrote me out a short list of other foods/additives to remove from my diet that may cause an inflammatory response, particularly because if a person is wheat intolerant they are often intolerant of other foods also and the medical testing is quite inaccurate, so the best test is to eliminate them and see how the body responds.
1/ wheat - gluten
3/ Sulphite preservative 200-220
4/ Fodmaps - fructose
6/ MSG (621)
This list likely won't make any difference to my already low AHI, and I am sure that most won't be interested in the food list but I thought it worth mentioning as it might click with someone and help them with their AHI, stomach pains, body and joint pains or headaches.
Dunno what I know what I'm gunna eat now, air?