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Blood in nose
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Even though I am getting on quite well with using the CPAP I have a constant problem of blood in my nose when I blow it in the mornings and really throughout the day. Not very pleasant sorry! My…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope May 2, 2017.

 

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John Wilkinson left a comment for Karen Hamer
"Hi Karen,  Thanks for feed back. I find your empathy really helpful and comforting and I will definitely try the dry mouth and nasal sprays. It's early days, but it is great feeling so positive about life again and looking forward…"
Dec 1, 2017
Karen Hamer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi John - your story is so like mine except I am a woman. I suffered all the symptoms you did,  but was dismissed by the doctor as having anxiety. I got to the stage where I dreaded the nights as I knew something was wrong,  but it…"
Dec 1, 2017

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Heinen + Lowenstein
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At 13:47 on December 1, 2017, John Wilkinson said…

Hi Karen,

 Thanks for feed back. I find your empathy really helpful and comforting and I will definitely try the dry mouth and nasal sprays.

It's early days, but it is great feeling so positive about life again and looking forward with optimism. I think it was great just finding the cause of all my symptoms. I am hoping to get back on my bikes again and start swimming 2x a week when my energy returns.

 

I am now semi retired and just do a bit of supply teaching work. I don't know how I managed to work full-time for 60 hours a week on next to no sleep. One thing for sure is that I won't be going back full time, no matter how well I feel.

I think one thing our stories say is go to the doctor and push for a sleeping disorder referral. I found being fobbed off all those years so demoralising, especially being given vitamin tablets. 

Thanks to you for your support and all the best for the future. I will let you know how I get on with the sprays.

Regards,

John Wilkinson

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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Its me not the machine. The S9 has been checked by Resmed and no fault was found but the circuit board was changed as a precaution. I have used another S9 but had the same problem. I have been told by the hospital that despite my AHI being under 1…"
19 hours ago
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Don't rule out a fault with the machine or restricted airflow. I would also not rule out that you might be one of the few that needs a different machine. In any case, it should not go to 20 and sit there, I would get it checked or replaced. If…"
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Before I make a decision I am going to try something different. I have noticed that when it goes up to 20 most times it has done so when the pressure has dropped to minimum which is 12 at present. I will increase the minimum pressure to 14 so…"
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I think its time to make a decision. Either buy another make of APAP or get referred to another hospital which supplies a different make"
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
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Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I thought I had this problem solved but it got stuck at 20 again last night. My 95% pressure was 19, AHI  0.1 and leak 1 l/min. Sleepyhead shows that it was stuck at 20 for approx 30 mins ."
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Sleep2snore replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Cold air
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Kath Hope replied to Ruth Furniss's discussion Cold air
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Cold air

Hi I have sleep apnoea & Copd this is my first winter using cpap, found it very hard to sleep last night because of breathing in cold air was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to warm the air up besides sleeping in a warm room? I…See More
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I have for sale a converter which allows the S9 machine, which requires a 24v supply, to run from a vehicle 12v or 24v DC socket, or direct from a 12v battery. The converter can power a humidifier and heated tube as well as the CPAP machine,…See More
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Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
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Renee Rowlands posted a discussion

Recommendation please for Oximeter purchase.

Hello everyone!I would very much like to check my oxygen levels during the night.  Can anyone recommend an Oximeter to purchase please?My mask is a F&P Brevida which has soft straps and one of the straps slips up my head during the night, making…See More
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"Thanks Kath, edited with price. "
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