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Stiffdoc Offline

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[split]Hello from New Member
Hello: I am brand new to this forum, and just wanted to say "Hi." I am 61, a recently retired physician, and was diagnosed with OSA in 1986 (I was skinny then; just had bad anatomy). I tried the old CPAP with the inline pressure valves, which failed miserably. I had the old UPPP done; 3 nights in the ICU, a month to recover, but I went 19 years until weight gain and age caused sleep deprivation to reoccur. I have used CPAP for 10 years now. It saved my life and sanity, and I haven't missed a night in 10 years. I recently upgraded to an auto adjust, as my old clunker was beginning to have issues, and I am very happy with the new machine. Should have upgraded sooner, as the tech has advanced dramatically for CPAP users. I am glad that the type of UPPP I underwent is not done now; although I do NOT regret having the surgery (no real alternatives for me in 1986), I have had some post surgical complications over the years that are tough to manage. I'd be happy to elaborate another time; perhaps others have experienced the same. I became very familiar with the medical literature on UPPP complications, looking for solutions. Anyway, hello to everybody, and I look forward to learning and contributing. --Kris (stiffdoc)
11-11-2015 06:26 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Long term effects of CPAP therapy
Stiffdoc,
Welcome to Apnea Board!

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11-11-2015 06:33 PM
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Post: #3
RE: Long term effects of CPAP therapy
Welcome

welcome, stiffdoc! you should start a thread... you will be buried in here Smile

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
11-11-2015 07:23 PM
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Stiffdoc Offline

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Post: #4
RE: Long term effects of CPAP therapy
Actually, I have never participated in a message board/forum like this, and thus have never started my own thread on anything. I will figure it out; the problem of post-surgical complications from OSA surgery is both interesting and personal, and I was extremely fortunate that I am a physician, as I had very unsatisfactory results from physicians who basically admitted that they did not know what to do for my particular problem. So, I had to figure out my own solution, and being a doctor, I could convince other physicians concerning what I needed, and the help I required from them. It would have been very difficult for a non-physician to make this work.

Thanks for the suggestion.

Kris

Moderator Note: I moved this discussion to this new thread.
11-11-2015 07:42 PM
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CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

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Post: #5
RE: Long term effects of CPAP therapy
well, then double welcome. to apnea board and to forumland also Big Grin

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه هههههه
11-11-2015 07:44 PM
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archangle Offline
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CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Post: #6
RE: Long term effects of CPAP therapy
(11-11-2015 07:42 PM)Stiffdoc Wrote:  I had very unsatisfactory results from physicians who basically admitted that they did not know what to do for my particular problem.

Consider yourself lucky. They usually don't admit it.

Get the free SleepyHead software here.
Useful links.
Click here for information on the main alternative to CPAP.
If it's midnight and a DME tells you it's dark outside, go and check it yourself.
11-11-2015 07:52 PM
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Post: #7
RE: [split]Hello from New Member
Hi Stiffdoc,
Welcome to the forum.
I think you'ed be interested in using SleepyHead, (SH), software. Look here: http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH2/

Cheers,
otrpu

Love your family, treat your friend(s) well, and don't waste your time. Everything else is just so much BS. Sleep-well
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11-11-2015 09:07 PM
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Post: #8
RE: [split]Hello from New Member
Thanks, otrpu, for reposting that info here. I accidentally left your original post behind in the old thread when I did the split, and was just now sending you a PM about it. I'll delete the original.

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11-11-2015 09:38 PM
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Post: #9
RE: [split]Hello from New Member
From a new member here as well, welcome!
11-12-2015 01:34 AM
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Post: #10
RE: [split]Hello from New Member
Welcome to ApneaBoard Stiffdoc! Glad you found us!

It is good to have another medical doctor here with personal OSA experience who can weigh in on discussions! And just my 2cents, I very much respect a doctor who can admit they do not know something rather than try something on a pt without admitting their lack of knowledge!

Welcome!

APNEABOARD - A great place to be if you're a hosehead!! Rolleyes

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11-12-2015 09:24 AM
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