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Sinus "Issues"
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RE: Sinus "Issues"
(01-06-2021, 10:51 PM)SarcasticDave94 Wrote: If you're running a DreamStation and don't want to run the humidifier just take the humidifier out of the airstream. It's an add-on with these so the mention of a back plate is odd here. I have a DreamStation humidifier still here at the house, and it is definitely an add-on component to the PAP. Just remove it from the back of the PAP and plug your air hose into that port on the rear of the PAP.

Yes, I’ve done that in the past, (have to point the unit away from me because of how my side table is arranged) but the back plate/cover (complete with a swivel thingy like that of the humidifier unit) is available so I bought it.  Its already on the way, and will be easier to manage.  Its called a muffler/flow generator cover.  I looked to see if the purveyor had any more so I could post a pic but they dont.  That will have to wait til I receive mine.  I knew they existed and I had been wanting one for yonks.
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#42
RE: Sinus "Issues"
The muffler arrived yesterday, and I have put it on the DS, sadly the connector is not a swivel, its fixed, but thats OK.  I’ve yet to use it though, because I’ve had such severe nose bleeds this week, and been hospitalised for those + anaemia + transfusions... and the docs are telling me I have to go without CPAP for a few days until the bleeds stop.  They kept an eye on my O2 sats and there was hardly any reduction, so they thought it best to try to go without.  And first night home I forgot and went to bed with the machine on, and bingo next morning, more bleeding.  Didnt need to go back to hospital, was able to self manage, but my haemoglobin has taken another hit, I would think.  I’m back to feeling like everything is an effort.

@Sleeprider: I’m going to get some nasal pillows pretty soon, and give those a try.  I was resistant but they say discretion is the better part of valour... will see how it goes.
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#43
RE: Sinus "Issues"
I don't know if this was mentioned before but Nasal Pillows act like the Breathe-Rite nasal strips. This is because of the difference in the atmospheric pressure inside and outside the nose. This helps a stuffy nose.
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RE: Sinus "Issues"
Thanks, yes its been mentioned.  I’ll give it a whirl. When I can afford to purchase.
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I’ll also add that I’ve had yet another trip to hospital. It was so busy though that I didnt really get any treatment, but was happy to have a thingy stuffed up my nose to stop the bleeding and a referral to the free ENT clinic. After a turbinectomy I suspect many of my issues will subside.
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Nasal pillows incoming on Tuesday, assuming shipping times work.  At the point now of “can’t wait” because since the severe nose bleeds I find the nasal mask really quite uncomfortable.  I guess going without CPAP for over a week has been a good lesson.  I have to have surgery but the waiting lists are hugely long when you don’t have private insurance.   Hopefully sometime in the next couple of years.
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