(12-13-2013, 10:11 AM)me50 Wrote:(12-13-2013, 10:05 AM)Peter_C Wrote: I've been on bilevel (bipap / vpap / whatever) for many years now. I know that in the beginning the air flow change from low to high, low to high - made me do things like count, and try to see if I could 'race' the machine, and stuff like that, but it got 'rid' of my headaches, and finger issues, well, I have always had them, but due to OA so I can't comment on that question.
is finger puffiness a side effect so to speak of OA? Thanks for your info. You are very helpful all the time.
OA = osteoarthritis http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/
For me, it is more swelling of the finger joints, so my entire fingers feel swollen and tight a fair part of most days. And since both issues have been going on for so long, I can't honestly state which came first, or if one could have anything to do with the other.
I do know that I need to be on a bilevel machine (or, actually an ASV machine, but that's another story), and I did get used to it fairly quickly and would never go back to plain CPAP if I could avoid it (my backup machine is my old CPAP, and I had to use it for 2 nights about a year ago - UGH!)
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