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Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:33 am quote
Big_Boys_Mother wrote:
RP Tech wrote:
You actually drive from Toronto to a Cleveland hospital. How come?
RP, I thought you would know .... Cleveland Clinic has facilities in Florida, Nevada, AbuDhabi, Canada, and London is opening in 2021 (CCF London) ... heck, CCF even has locations in Geauga County.
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:00 pm quote
Harbinger wrote:
It can be funny. When I test my BP at home it is always fine but whenever I go to my pain specialist itís way high. Probably because Iím always stressed about being stuck in a waiting room and not working. y.
Suggest you take your monitor in next appointment and have the nurse take it with her equipment and your monitor. Worth knowing if your home monitor is worth a darn or not.
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Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:02 pm quote
TN_Sooner wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
It can be funny. When I test my BP at home it is always fine but whenever I go to my pain specialist itís way high. Probably because Iím always stressed about being stuck in a waiting room and not working. y.
Suggest you take your monitor in next appointment and have the nurse take it with her equipment and your monitor. Worth knowing if your home monitor is worth a darn or not.
^^^^
Absolutely this!

I have the same problem.
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:44 pm quote
I just ticked over 5000km on the Primavera and was looking forward to pretending to be a mechanic with its first service at 6000km. Checked the owners manual and it tells me I don't need to do anything until 10,000km. Bloody hell Piaggio, what's the idea?
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:26 am quote
jimc wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
Suggest you take your monitor in next appointment and have the nurse take it with her equipment and your monitor. Worth knowing if your home monitor is worth a darn or not.
^^^^
Absolutely this!

I have the same problem.
I'll second that. Last time I went to doctor and the nurse checked my BP the upper number was something like 172. I had brought in my home monitor and had the doc check my BP right after I used my machine and he got something like 140 and I got 141 or the other way around. Out of the six times I checked at home since then mine has ranged from a high of 140/74 to a low of 121/74.

Just for kicks I just checked it and got 126/86. That is the highest the Diastolic has ever been at home but I just had a full cup of coffee so that might be part of that!
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:35 am quote
TN_Sooner wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
It can be funny. When I test my BP at home it is always fine but whenever I go to my pain specialist itís way high. Probably because Iím always stressed about being stuck in a waiting room and not working. y.
Suggest you take your monitor in next appointment and have the nurse take it with her equipment and your monitor. Worth knowing if your home monitor is worth a darn or not.
Good idea. It ďshouldĒ be good as it is a fancy medical grade one blah blah BUT you never know. Iím going to guess I just have an issue with waiting rooms and while Iím used to the needles I still get jabbed about 6-10 times with an injection and some locations like the base of the neck can hurt! Might be Iím a little anxious about the needles as well I suppose.
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:22 am quote
Just started BP meds in may... ugh, I hate getting older (56), but it beats the alternative. I think I was 141/90

After two weeks of meds, went for a recheck, and the nurse sat me down and told me to relax for five minutes. Came back and I was great... though I donít recall the number.

In my 20s bad 30s, I was a rock solid 120/80. Twenty years and thirty pounds later....
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:28 am quote
Larrytsg wrote:
Just started BP meds in may... ugh, I hate getting older (56), but it beats the alternative. I think I was 141/90

After two weeks of meds, went for a recheck, and the nurse sat me down and told me to relax for five minutes. Came back and I was great... though I donít recall the number.

In my 20s bad 30s, I was a rock solid 120/80. Twenty years and thirty pounds later....
Yeah, I was there a few years ago...60+ I don't know why the objection, but I guess having to take stuff makes me a "patient." Same with my CPAP. Guess it only gets worse.

I'm still irked by my white coat hypertension, especially when checking my BP this morning gave me like 125/70.

Weight loss and regular exercise can move things in that department, but I've been kind of a mess in that regard, and can't totally blame COVID.

Probably the best data for lifestyle management of BP and other chronic issues is intermittent fasting, which I've worked on in the past, but family life screws that up pretty well...
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:13 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Larrytsg wrote:
Just started BP meds in may... ugh, I hate getting older (56), but it beats the alternative. I think I was 141/90

After two weeks of meds, went for a recheck, and the nurse sat me down and told me to relax for five minutes. Came back and I was great... though I donít recall the number.

In my 20s bad 30s, I was a rock solid 120/80. Twenty years and thirty pounds later....
Yeah, I was there a few years ago...60+ I don't know why the objection, but I guess having to take stuff makes me a "patient." Same with my CPAP. Guess it only gets worse.

I'm still irked by my white coat hypertension, especially when checking my BP this morning gave me like 125/70.

Weight loss and regular exercise can move things in that department, but I've been kind of a mess in that regard, and can't totally blame COVID.

Probably the best data for lifestyle management of BP and other chronic issues is intermittent fasting, which I've worked on in the past, but family life screws that up pretty well...
On white coat hypertension:

Happens to me every time.it's not just a white coat but it's the prospect of being stuck with a needle 3 times that usually raises my blood pressure.

On what is an ideal blood pressure:

20 years ago a blood pressure of 140/90 was considered normal. Today it's a different story. They want to put you on meds right away. I take my meds everyday regardless. And yes my blood pressure is 140/90 and I am 55 years old.
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:42 am quote
fledermaus wrote:
Yeah, I was there a few years ago...60+ I don't know why the objection, but I guess having to take stuff makes me a "patient." Same with my CPAP. Guess it only gets worse. .
OH! don't get me going on CPAP, or is that CCRAP?

I have never felt so tired and lacking for ambition since wife convinced me I was going to die any minute in my sleep because she said I would stop breathing in my sleep. I'm on the third or is it the fourth different machine and the second face mask style in the last 9 months.

When starting down this rabbit hole was lead to believe this machine would eliminate the headaches I had been having now and then and after a couple weeks I would be feeling much more rested in the morning and the mask would not be a problem.

Last night I slept from about 10:30 PM to around 1:30 AM and that was about it. At that time when I woke up I tried going back to sleep with and then without the mask and finally gave up and went on the computer to take my mind of it for about an hour. At least then I could put up with the mask and relax a little but only dozed off once around 5:30 am for a short time befor I called it quiets and got out of bed!
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:07 pm quote
kshansen wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
Yeah, I was there a few years ago...60+ I don't know why the objection, but I guess having to take stuff makes me a "patient." Same with my CPAP. Guess it only gets worse. .
OH! don't get me going on CPAP, or is that CCRAP?

I have never felt so tired and lacking for ambition since wife convinced me I was going to die any minute in my sleep because she said I would stop breathing in my sleep. I'm on the third or is it the fourth different machine and the second face mask style in the last 9 months.

When starting down this rabbit hole was lead to believe this machine would eliminate the headaches I had been having now and then and after a couple weeks I would be feeling much more rested in the morning and the mask would not be a problem.

Last night I slept from about 10:30 PM to around 1:30 AM and that was about it. At that time when I woke up I tried going back to sleep with and then without the mask and finally gave up and went on the computer to take my mind of it for about an hour. At least then I could put up with the mask and relax a little but only dozed off once around 5:30 am for a short time befor I called it quiets and got out of bed!
I can relate! Apparently I do stop breathing or a bit, Mrs. f is clear on that, and apparently snore, which is about the headgear, though I still feel a bit like an astronaut. I have to get myself pretty tired before I turn it on, or else it annoys me enough to not let me sleep. At some vague time in the early morning, it gets jettisoned and I sleep without it for a bit.

I've seen my sleep doc enough to get comfortable with him...he's quite a nice guy, but I feel sorry for him when he asks me how I'm doing. Might as well be honest, so he gets an earful of my litany of complaints. I promise I'll do my best, and see him next year. Sigh. TBH, it is getting better, so it should be a better encounter.
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:39 pm quote
fledermaus wrote:
I can relate! Apparently I do stop breathing or a bit, Mrs. f is clear on that, and apparently snore, which is about the headgear, though I still feel a bit like an astronaut. I have to get myself pretty tired before I turn it on, or else it annoys me enough to not let me sleep. At some vague time in the early morning, it gets jettisoned and I sleep without it for a bit.

I've seen my sleep doc enough to get comfortable with him...he's quite a nice guy, but I feel sorry for him when he asks me how I'm doing. Might as well be honest, so he gets an earful of my litany of complaints. I promise I'll do my best, and see him next year. Sigh. TBH, it is getting better, so it should be a better encounter.
The same more or less here. Many times I can sleep even as late as 2:30 3:00 am with no problem. But once I do wake up it can be a struggle to relax with the mask back on. The machine I'm on right now will if you even begin to inhale will go into full boost with a blast of air.

What gets me is sometime if I wake up slowly at times I almost have to concentrate to tell if the machine is even running, maybe hold my hand near the vent holes between my eyes.

They put me on this latest machine because with the "standard/constant pressure" machine I had complained about still being tired and doctor felt I had two different types of apnea. I think the main one is the obstructive which the constant pressure work for. The other I forget what it's clinical name is but it is basically my mind forgetting tell my lungs to breath. So then it decides I took too long and gives me the shot of air. There are many times when that hit of air feels like someone is trying to give me artificial respiration, like I was a drowning victim!
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:28 pm quote
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There are many times when that hit of air feels like someone is trying to give me artificial respiration, like I was a drowning victim!
Yes, I know that feeling. I'm like, "hey, just let me breathe myself!" Can see why they put you out if you're on a respirator.
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:57 pm quote
I didn't even know about CPAP things until I came to the USA. It seems the rest of the world thinks sleep apnea is pretty normal, and almost NEVER results in harm to the individual.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:19 am quote
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I didn't even know about CPAP things until I came to the USA. It seems the rest of the world thinks sleep apnea is pretty normal, and almost NEVER results in harm to the individual.
I believe the idea behind it is you get a better nights sleep which would I imagine come with a number of benefits. We have them here and I would think CPAP machines usage in Canada in similar to the US. Now how well they work... no idea and I've never used one. I think if I had sleep apnea I would try it and from what I know your milage may vary. Necessary ? nah probably not but if it helps why not?
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:28 am quote
jimc wrote:
I didn't even know about CPAP things until I came to the USA. It seems the rest of the world thinks sleep apnea is pretty normal, and almost NEVER results in harm to the individual.
Mine never helped, just wakes me up. I think the doctors said about half of people give up on them.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:15 am quote
Weekend breakfast tradition ended
Just got back from a local restaurant that my wife and I have frequented for ~15 years. We had ordered pickup, for the first time since COVID. I went in to pick it up, and everything was normal. Like, the only thing I noticed that was changed was a plexiglass shield in front of the cashier.

No one (but me) was wearing a mask, no distancing whatsoever, nothing to indicate anything has changed in these last months. It was very odd. Especially all the looks I got, presumably because I had a mask on. I'm assuming here it wasn't my unkempt hair....

Discussed it with my wife, and we won't be going back. Ever.

Time to find a new favorite dive.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:00 am quote
Re: Weekend breakfast tradition ended
Madison Sully wrote:
Just got back from a local restaurant that my wife and I have frequented for ~15 years. We had ordered pickup, for the first time since COVID. I went in to pick it up, and everything was normal. Like, the only thing I noticed that was changed was a plexiglass shield in front of the cashier.

No one (but me) was wearing a mask, no distancing whatsoever, nothing to indicate anything has changed in these last months. It was very odd. Especially all the looks I got, presumably because I had a mask on. I'm assuming here it wasn't my unkempt hair....

Discussed it with my wife, and we won't be going back. Ever.

Time to find a new favorite dive.
I understand completely! I don't like the feeling of the masks I have but if it helps reduce the chance I might be infecting someone else on the slim chance I was asymptomatic with the virus I can put up with the discomfort.

I mean why do so many people think that doing a rather basic thing is such a burden? It's not like they are being asked to submit to a strip search and cavity check!

Maybe I should go into one of the places like that restaurant with no mask on anyone and sneak in a sniff of pepper and let loose with a couple series of sneezes and not even try to cover my moth and see what reaction I get! As an added effect maybe put a couple dabs of liniment on my forehead to get some redness and sweating going!
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:31 am quote
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
jimc wrote:
I didn't even know about CPAP things until I came to the USA. It seems the rest of the world thinks sleep apnea is pretty normal, and almost NEVER results in harm to the individual.
Mine never helped, just wakes me up. I think the doctors said about half of people give up on them.
Yeah thatís what I got from a quick google search. I donít think itís a con and it may help some people. They sure donít sound like fun though!

As far as wearing masks I do where distancing isnít really possible. At the grocery stores here and places like that Iíd say about 70% of people wear them. Fingers crossed be we are slowly getting there and the numbers keep going down.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:03 am quote
Harbinger wrote:
JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
jimc wrote:
I didn't even know about CPAP things until I came to the USA. It seems the rest of the world thinks sleep apnea is pretty normal, and almost NEVER results in harm to the individual.
Mine never helped, just wakes me up. I think the doctors said about half of people give up on them.
Yeah thatís what I got from a quick google search. I donít think itís a con and it may help some people. They sure donít sound like fun though!

The thing that I have to question about the Apnea is if it is so bad as some seem to be telling me, I have been told it could cause heart attacks or such, what happens to all the single people who don't have someone sleeping next to them to get all excited and make them go to the doctor?

To me the only problem I felt I was having is my sinuses getting plugged while laying down. I was more or less happy with getting up and sleeping in a recliner where my head and back are at about a 45ļ angle and then sinuses would open up after a short time and I could get back to sleep.

On the other hand wife had for sometime been all concerned to what she felt was a major problem of my stopping breathing for extended periods of time.

Thing is even before having this mask and laying there awake I could not tell if she was breathing unless she was snoring. Maybe she has an even worse case of Apnea than they claim I do but having never been tested how can one be sure?
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:52 am quote
jimc wrote:
I didn't even know about CPAP things until I came to the USA. It seems the rest of the world thinks sleep apnea is pretty normal, and almost NEVER results in harm to the individual.
You are not going to die from it but it does interfere with your sleeping patterns.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:01 am quote
TN_Sooner wrote:
Harbinger wrote:
It can be funny. When I test my BP at home it is always fine but whenever I go to my pain specialist itís way high. Probably because Iím always stressed about being stuck in a waiting room and not working.
Suggest you take your monitor in next appointment and have the nurse take it with her equipment and your monitor. Worth knowing if your home monitor is worth a darn or not.
The Blood Pressure Clinic at the HMO medical center where I normally go recommends taking BP three times in sequence. When you do that you will often find that the first reading is higher than the subsequent two. You might suggest your nurse try that to humor you.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:19 pm quote
Max6200 wrote:
jimc wrote:
I didn't even know about CPAP things until I came to the USA. It seems the rest of the world thinks sleep apnea is pretty normal, and almost NEVER results in harm to the individual.
You are not going to die from it but it does interfere with your sleeping patterns.
CPAPs help in many ways. Many.

http://sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/cpap/benefits
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:23 pm quote
Dooglas wrote:
The Blood Pressure Clinic at the HMO medical center where I normally go recommends taking BP three times in sequence. When you do that you will often find that the first reading is higher than the subsequent two. You might suggest your nurse try that to humor you.
Interesting be cause for some reason my wife, while not a doctor or nurse but worked in the billing department of a few doctors offices, thinks taking you pressure more than one time in a short period of time can cause some kind of problem.

Anyone have a link to a very respected source to support or say this is not the case?

I'm not about to try to change her mind for my own safety but would like to know!
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:11 pm quote
froggieposition wrote:
Max6200 wrote:
jimc wrote:
I didn't even know about CPAP things until I came to the USA. It seems the rest of the world thinks sleep apnea is pretty normal, and almost NEVER results in harm to the individual.
You are not going to die from it but it does interfere with your sleeping patterns.
CPAPs help in many ways. Many.

http://sleepeducation.org/essentials-in-sleep/cpap/benefits
Does the patient have to buy the machine in the USA? I'm sure the machines benefit several classes of patients, but when there's a financial motive to get people to use them... I'm sure you can see why I'm sceptical about the necessity for so many people to use them.
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:23 pm quote
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Does the patient have to buy the machine in the USA? I'm sure the machines benefit several classes of patients, but when there's a financial motive to get people to use them... I'm sure you can see why I'm sceptical about the necessity for so many people to use them.
Insurance may pay for some though I paid for mine myself because I didn't like the terms and conditions the insurance company placed on it. I'm sure there are financial incentives between the suppliers and the doctors for CPAP machines just as there are for drugs.
You should see the television advertising for drugs!
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Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:49 pm quote
jimc wrote:
Does the patient have to buy the machine in the USA? I'm sure the machines benefit several classes of patients, but when there's a financial motive to get people to use them... I'm sure you can see why I'm sceptical about the necessity for so many people to use them.
Well without looking in records all I can say is there is co-pays involved I believe the insurance company does pay, at least for me, the majority of the bill.

I guess for me especially a night like this is where is the better night's sleep they talk about? Why did I wake up after only 3 hours and out of desperation of tying to get back to sleep get up and start checking my online forums? And this is not the first time this week!

I just hope that after I finish typing this I have tired myself out enough where I can get a bit more sleep. Just not sure how restorative it could be after needing to purposely make myself extremely tired. I have a better understanding of how sleep depervation, sorry even spell checker can't correct that!, works for torture!
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:01 am quote
Love my CPAP
I've been reading the posts and think it's time to jump in. My CPAP is my friend and I travel with it around the country by air.
I've always been a heavy snorer; asked to sleep in another cabin at girl scout jamborees because I kept people awake and scared the little girls. One of the fathers is a dentist and fit me with a mouth guard which didn't help my snoring.
I have type 2 insulin dependent diabetes administered via an insulin pump. High blood pressure, poor bladder and found out sleep apnea.
Had by-pass surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland and roommate and nurses complained about my snoring. So much so that the respiratory doctor insisted on a sleep study after I was discharged from a successful double by-pass.
Then my wife and daughter told me how they used to watch me stop breathing and sitting up gasping for air and then drop down to sleep. Nice that they never told me. The sleep study showed I had 32 incidents in an hour a a CPAP was ordered.
The machine is considered Durable Medical Equipment [DME] just like my insulin pump and insurance pays 80%
First night using it was great. Fell asleep quickly and woke up fully relieved,
over and over again. That's what REM [Rapid Eye Movement]sleep does for you. A lot has to do with comforting the face mask and I have a good one that uses a soft nose funnel into nostrils. Nothing covers my nose or face. No lines in the morning.Full peripheral view with hose entry at the top so it doesn't get pulled off. The machine is very quiet and if it keeps her up, tough luck for not telling me about my breathing.
I use it religiously and could be a poster child for the thing. Mine is advanced with ramp up pressure so I don't get a sudden blast of air, it also has an algorithm that will cause it to increase or decrease the pressure based on my breathing pattern. Automatic altitude adjustment because one week I could be below seal level in NOLA and the next week could be Denver. Has a humidifier for dry winter air.
Regarding Blood Pressure Meters, I have an Omniron and it has a feature to take three readings in a row and it lists all my readings to download for my doctor. Memorizes for two separate people.https://omronhealthcare.com/products/5-series-upper-arm-blood-pressure-monitor-bp7200/
Sorry for this long post but thought my experience may shed some light.
Stay safe from a high risk rider friend, Ralph
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:19 am quote
Re: Love my CPAP
RP Tech wrote:
I've been reading the posts and think it's time to jump in. My CPAP is my friend and I travel with it around the country by air.[big snip]
I can totally understand why you benefit from such a machine. I'm still bemused by the disparity between US CPAP distribution and comparable countries. Doing some Googling on this ("CPAP usage by country" and similar terms), I'm not surprised that a large number of search results are all about market size expressed in monetary terms.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:13 am quote
Re: Love my CPAP
RP Tech wrote:
I've been reading the posts and think it's time to jump in. My CPAP is my friend and I travel with it around the country by air.

<snip>

I use it religiously and could be a poster child for the thing. Mine is advanced with ramp up pressure so I don't get a sudden blast of air, it also has an algorithm that will cause it to increase or decrease the pressure based on my breathing pattern. Automatic altitude adjustment because one week I could be below seal level in NOLA and the next week could be Denver. Has a humidifier for dry winter air.
Glad to hear someone has good luck with their machine!

This morning like many others I felt like I was on the loosing side of a bar-room brawl! After being up for around 3 hours I feel about the same as I did when I went to bed. Not sure that is good, not what I would call "refreshed".

I seriously thinking about not using the machine for a couple days to see if that helps me sleep. My machine is, at least from what I was told, suppose to do all that automatic stuff like you describe, ramp up, humidity and all.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:35 am quote
Re: Love my CPAP
I seriously thinking about not using the machine for a couple days to see if that helps me sleep. My machine is, at least from what I was told, suppose to do all that automatic stuff like you describe, ramp up, humidity and all.[/quote]

Did you have a sleep study for the respiratory doctor to set your CPAP?.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:45 am quote
Re: Love my CPAP
RP Tech wrote:
I seriously thinking about not using the machine for a couple days to see if that helps me sleep. My machine is, at least from what I was told, suppose to do all that automatic stuff like you describe, ramp up, humidity and all.
Did you have a sleep study for the respiratory doctor to set your CPAP?.[/quote]

Did two different sleep studies. First one was just with all the sensors attached. The second was with a CPAP machine hooked up.

While the first one was not exactly fun, trying to sleep without ripping off all those wires.

The second one was much worse, almost had to quit after about 3 or 4 hours. They tried me with two different masks. Not sure if I would call the second part of that test sleeping or just passing out from mental and physical exhaustion!

I'm thinking to some extent I'm having a bit of a claustrophobia situation. Not really sure how else to explain it. All I can say for sure is that I have lost a good part of a year trying to get to a place where I don't dread the idea of putting on that mask and trying to sleep.

For a device/treatment that I was told would cure my headaches and let me wake up feeling refreshed it has done none of that and I feel 10 times worse than when I went in for first doctors visit.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:45 am quote
Re: Love my CPAP
RP Tech wrote:
I seriously thinking about not using the machine for a couple days to see if that helps me sleep. My machine is, at least from what I was told, suppose to do all that automatic stuff like you describe, ramp up, humidity and all.
Did you have a sleep study for the respiratory doctor to set your CPAP?.[/quote]

Did two different sleep studies. First one was just with all the sensors attached. The second was with a CPAP machine hooked up.

While the first one was not exactly fun, trying to sleep without ripping off all those wires.

The second one was much worse, almost had to quit after about 3 or 4 hours. They tried me with two different masks. Not sure if I would call the second part of that test sleeping or just passing out from mental and physical exhaustion!

I'm thinking to some extent I'm having a bit of a claustrophobia situation. Not really sure how else to explain it. All I can say for sure is that I have lost a good part of a year trying to get to a place where I don't dread the idea of putting on that mask and trying to sleep.

For a device/treatment that I was told would cure my headaches and let me wake up feeling refreshed it has done none of that and I feel 10 times worse than when I went in for first doctors visit.
Molto Verboso
GTV300 (wife's)
Joined: 08 Nov 2014
Posts: 1297
Location: Central New York
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:57 am quote
Curious if there would be a problem with a mustache interfering with that headgear? Just looking at it it look like it would be less confining than the set-up I have now:

https://www.cpap.com/productpage/fisher-paykel-simplus-full-face-mask


The only problem with your's is they seem to think I was mouth breathing when I had just the small cup that covered my nose and not mouth. I really don't know if that is true as it seems like too often they are not listening to what I say or just plain don't understand what I mean when I say something.
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Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:56 pm quote
I now have a full corona beard. no problem.
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Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:14 am quote
Re: Weekend breakfast tradition ended
Madison Sully wrote:
Just got back from a local restaurant that my wife and I have frequented for ~15 years. We had ordered pickup, for the first time since COVID. I went in to pick it up, and everything was normal. Like, the only thing I noticed that was changed was a plexiglass shield in front of the cashier.

No one (but me) was wearing a mask, no distancing whatsoever, nothing to indicate anything has changed in these last months. It was very odd. Especially all the looks I got, presumably because I had a mask on. I'm assuming here it wasn't my unkempt hair....

Discussed it with my wife, and we won't be going back. Ever.

Time to find a new favorite dive.
My wife and I have been ordering takeout from the various local restaurants (and tipping well when doing so), because we want them to stay in business and be around when some form of normalcy resumes.

A few weeks ago when Texas was doing their "aggressive opening" program, and restaurants could have 25% occupancy, we ordered burgers from a local place. When I went to pick them up, I noticed about 4 or 5 customers, and 4 or 5 staff. For the most part, everyone was keeping their distance. But only 2 other people and I were wearing masks. None of the staff were, and they didn't have shields in place, either. That was the last time we ordered from them. We haven't decided if we'll ever go back when normalcy resumes.

That's what's pissing me off: people have no regard for their fellow humans.
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