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margareto
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Trouble with my CPAP machine

Posted by @margareto, Mar 4, 2012

does anyone know of a cpap machine that does not blow air continuously. Also, nose gets so stuffed up that prevents breathing via nose. Have to remove cpap and sit up. Any up to date machines?

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Sandy H.
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Posted by @sandyh, Mar 27, 2012

I am not sure just what form of OSA you have, but I have used a CPAP machine for 30+ years now, and do not have the symptoms you are describing. My machine is a REMstar C-Flex, and it senses when I exhale, and then it stops pumping air until I breathe in again. Hope that helps. God bless your search for improvement.


margareto
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Posted by @margareto, May 8, 2012

many thanks.


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Posted by @msrooster, May 6, 2012

You should get your provider to fit you with a cpap which fits your facial structure. Also, if you have them issue you one with a humidifier it is a big help. I’m not saying I love my machine at all, and it does blow air continuously, but finally it’s better after having 6 or 7 masks issued.


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Posted by @trippangie17, Jun 10, 2012

I have a bi-pap machine. It forces are in while inhaling and lets up while exhaling. I felt like I was smothering with the c-pap.


nawrot
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Posted by @nawrot, Mar 6, 2012

are their any alternatives to the highly uncomfortable cpap machine?


DJPJMJ
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Posted by @djpjmj, Mar 13, 2012

I’m looking for one myself. If you find anything, please share with me.


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Posted by @bevtar98, Mar 17, 2012

I have heard of a mouth insert – a dental solution, but have not tried it. I use a c-pap and had to try several different types of masks to find one comfortable enough.

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sharoncookie
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Posted by @sharoncookie, Mar 24, 2012

does anyone with sleep aprna have arm and leg ach’s during night


nawrot
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Posted by @nawrot, Mar 25, 2012

yes to both. the leg is the worst since is started months ago and has now gotten to the point where it feels it is on fire on the inside. Now my arm has started to ache also. you can get a drug from your doctor for *restless leg syndrome#. It is called ropinirol but you will need a script.


margareto
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Posted by @margareto, Mar 30, 2012

I am so glad I read your letter. It pays to be aware. Yes, I have similar issues but thought it just came from stretching and work in garden. This sleep issue is so, so complex. My main issue is the stuffy nose at night. I put the CPAP off — sit up lot. Tend to take naps at odd times. So, so hard to explain to doctor. People do not know what you are going through until you experience the same. We are all different. I have never been obsessed with health issues. I tend to seek a solution to everything and get on with life but this sleep problem has me dragging. Take care and just try to look for help and answers. There is a Sleep Association.


China
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Posted by @china, Apr 27, 2012

Can you give me more information on sleep apnea. My sleep is poor. I feel tired all the time but my fear is that I feel like I stop breathing a few x’s a night. I become afraid. Thx


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Posted by @steve1948, Fri, Feb 24 8:15am

your medical supplier should be able to change you to a full mask if you can adjust to it. I use a full mask myself instead of nostril.

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