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Welcome aboard webmonkey! Thanks for sharing your experience -- lets hope the porcelain stays on the walls!
04-02-2014 05:50 PM
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Post: #402
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Awesome story, Webmonkey. If the gas problem persists ask your doc about a BiPAP, or bilevel machine.

Do you have C-Flex set at the maximum level of 3? That can help a lot with the gas, too.

Eventually you'll adjust, it takes time.

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04-02-2014 06:28 PM
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:)My sleep study in 2006 was 72 apneas an hour. I struggled thru the years with different machines and masks. Because of facial nerve pain, I could never get enough heat without rainout. My use was sporadic..
Then, I bought the ResMed 9 VPapS with a Climate Line. I am able to use it comfortably. In speaking with others with sleep apnea, I realized their doctors followed up and asked for reports on effectiveness. Mine doesn't. My husband was able to print out data(I'm a complete computer dummy) and I wanted to know how I was doing. We took the charts and graphs to the Dr. last visit, but he really wasn't very interested.
I'm learning a great deal thru the Apnea Board. My AHI average is 5.1 now and, yes, I feel much better. I'm going to study more and get the best results that I can--pretty much on my own, I guess.Thanks mfrey
04-04-2014 04:01 PM
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Post: #404
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(04-04-2014 04:01 PM)mfrey Wrote:  :)My sleep study in 2006 was 72 apneas an hour. I struggled thru the years with different machines and masks. Because of facial nerve pain, I could never get enough heat without rainout. My use was sporadic..
Then, I bought the ResMed 9 VPapS with a Climate Line. I am able to use it comfortably. In speaking with others with sleep apnea, I realized their doctors followed up and asked for reports on effectiveness. Mine doesn't. My husband was able to print out data(I'm a complete computer dummy) and I wanted to know how I was doing. We took the charts and graphs to the Dr. last visit, but he really wasn't very interested.
I'm learning a great deal thru the Apnea Board. My AHI average is 5.1 now and, yes, I feel much better. I'm going to study more and get the best results that I can--pretty much on my own, I guess.Thanks mfrey

Good job Mfrey. We are often our own best advocates for better control of our health. You're taking charge of yours, and at 5.1 ahi you're doing great!
04-04-2014 05:43 PM
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Post: #405
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Good on you mfrey for taking the bull by the horns, so to speak.
Pity you haven't got a decent Doctor.
I am sure with your study and the help of the good people on Apnea Board you will have all the information you require.
Keep up the good work and good luck.

Sleep Tight...
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04-04-2014 07:37 PM
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I was diagnosed with Chronic Sleep Apnea 6 months ago.After trying 6 different masks the only thing I have gotten is a negative .I have a Stage 2 Pressure Ulcer of my nose and my Dermatologist forbids me from using a mask again . I have not worn one for 4 weeks and my nose is still sore .Somebody suggested a SleepWeaver mask but a DME company owner that I know said they do not work and all his customers returned them .
I am a mouth breather and therefore my medical doctor recommended a full mask initially . I have tried a Basal cannular but I felt as though I cannot breathe .I do not know what to do.
04-07-2014 02:19 PM
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Post: #407
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(04-04-2014 07:37 PM)Gabby Wrote:  Good on you mfrey for taking the bull by the horns, so to speak.
Pity you haven't got a decent Doctor.
I am sure with your study and the help of the good people on Apnea Board you will have all the information you require.
Keep up the good work and good luck.

I had the pressure sore problem also. Get your sore healed and then try the Fischer & Paskel Simplus full face mask. Have had one for eight weeks and love it. Seal is pillow soft and when properly fitted rarely leaks hardly at all.
04-07-2014 02:29 PM
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Post: #408
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(04-04-2014 04:01 PM)mfrey Wrote:  :)My sleep study in 2006 was 72 apneas an hour. I struggled thru the years with different machines and masks. Because of facial nerve pain, I could never get enough heat without rainout. My use was sporadic..
Then, I bought the ResMed 9 VPapS with a Climate Line. I am able to use it comfortably. In speaking with others with sleep apnea, I realized their doctors followed up and asked for reports on effectiveness. Mine doesn't. My husband was able to print out data(I'm a complete computer dummy) and I wanted to know how I was doing. We took the charts and graphs to the Dr. last visit, but he really wasn't very interested.
I'm learning a great deal thru the Apnea Board. My AHI average is 5.1 now and, yes, I feel much better. I'm going to study more and get the best results that I can--pretty much on my own, I guess.Thanks mfrey

I know how you feel, I struggled on my own for several years with a helpsul but limited primary care physician and a crappy DME. I went back to my PCP with a request for a new prescription for a different mask. His reply was to ask me whether he wanted me to write it or should he refer me to a sleep doc. I took the second option and the sleep doc told me that my major problem was my DME. We changed DME and things have been a lot better since. My advice is, if your doc is a sleep doc, fire him and get one that is more interested. If he is not a sleep doc get him to refer you to one.

Keep on being proactive with your health care and coming to this forum was a great step.

Best Regards,

PaytonA
04-07-2014 05:00 PM
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Bagel Offline

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Post: #409
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(04-07-2014 02:29 PM)brianwood619 Wrote:  
(04-04-2014 07:37 PM)Gabby Wrote:  Good on you mfrey for taking the bull by the horns, so to speak.
Pity you haven't got a decent Doctor.
I am sure with your study and the help of the good people on Apnea Board you will have all the information you require.
Keep up the good work and good luck.

I had the pressure sore problem also. Get your sore healed and then try the Fischer & Paskel Simplus full face mask. Have had one for eight weeks and love it. Seal is pillow soft and when properly fitted rarely leaks hardly at all.

That was one of the 6 that I tried .
04-07-2014 05:22 PM
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Post: #410
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crap, sorry, hoped that would have worked for you
04-07-2014 08:19 PM
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