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Using CPAP during and after COVID and a chest infection
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Hi all, I'm hoping for some advice. After finally getting used to my CPAP machine, I came down with Covid and a chest infection in December. I'm still battling the chest infection now with strong…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jan 2.

Dealing with Allergies and post nasal drip with CPAP
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Hi all - I’m hoping you can help me figure out how to deal with a problem I’m having with using my CPAP machine? I often suffer from allergies - ie sneezing, blocked nose etc - during summer. Even…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Jan 12.

Want to buy CPAP machine and mask without testing
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Hi all, I'm hoping you can help me. I took a private sleep test with Philips a few months back before the lockdown which shows I have severe sleep apnea. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get into…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jul 5, 2020.

 

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John replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Dealing with Allergies and post nasal drip with CPAP
"Also, the hospital provided me with an in line filter. It plugs in between mask and hose."
Jan 12
John replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Dealing with Allergies and post nasal drip with CPAP
"I improvised a filter by cutting up an N95 mask. A couple of layers of that."
Jan 12
Kath Hope replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Using CPAP during and after COVID and a chest infection
"You're welcome Leoni and hope you're better soon x"
Jan 2
Leoni Atkins replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Using CPAP during and after COVID and a chest infection
"Oh this is amazing. Thank you Kath. I'll give it a read now xxx"
Jan 2
Kath Hope replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Using CPAP during and after COVID and a chest infection
"Hi Leoni Although it's challenging, it's always advisable to use CPAP with a cold or chest infection as sleep apnoea is usually worse at these times, and also having good oxygen levels helps with a quicker recovery. The only thing, along…"
Jan 2
Leoni Atkins posted a discussion

Using CPAP during and after COVID and a chest infection

Hi all, I'm hoping for some advice. After finally getting used to my CPAP machine, I came down with Covid and a chest infection in December. I'm still battling the chest infection now with strong antibiotics and steroids. However, whenever I try to use my CPAP machine I only last a few minutes before I erupt into a coughing fit. I've tried everything - I use a humidifier and heated tube. I've tried the auto setting and the highest setting. I also try to sleep upright with a contour…See More
Jan 2
Suren Jinasena replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Dealing with Allergies and post nasal drip with CPAP
"Hello David, Check and see if a Hypoallergenic filter is available for your CPAP machine (or for your additional filter).  If so, it Should be better for you, and it wouldn’t require an additional filter (which somewhat restricts the…"
Oct 30, 2023
David Hudson replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Dealing with Allergies and post nasal drip with CPAP
"Hi I had issues with nasal irritation and a lot of sneezing. I've since gone onto a fine white air intake filter on my machine and it's helped. I was originally using a foam piece which obviously wasn't filtering out the particles…"
Oct 30, 2023
Leoni Atkins replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Dealing with Allergies and post nasal drip with CPAP
"Thank you so much - I was wondering whether I should get a heated tube as well. I'm not sure which filter I'm using but I'll check! "
Jul 29, 2023
Suren Jinasena replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Dealing with Allergies and post nasal drip with CPAP
"With my ResMed AirSense 10,  I increase the humidity to maximum and also have the heated tube temperature at maximum. I find that this Helps / Makes a Huge Improvement. Are you using a HypoAlergic (air) filter?  Or, try an Hypoallergenic…"
Jul 29, 2023
Leoni Atkins posted a discussion

Dealing with Allergies and post nasal drip with CPAP

Hi all - I’m hoping you can help me figure out how to deal with a problem I’m having with using my CPAP machine? I often suffer from allergies - ie sneezing, blocked nose etc - during summer. Even though I make sure my nose is unblocked before putting my mask on I often find after an hour that my throat is tickling and phlegm collects at the back of my throat forcing me to remove the mask.I use a humidifier and full face mask.How can I combat against allergies and post nasal drip while using…See More
Jul 28, 2023
Kath Hope replied to Leoni Atkins's discussion Want to buy CPAP machine and mask without testing
"Hi again Leoni.  I'm following you lol as have just replied to you on the other thread, so will repeat most of it here in case you don't see it. If you had a private sleep test with Philips then you will have got an official…"
Jul 5, 2020
Leoni Atkins replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone - lovely to e-meet you!  I'm hoping you can help me. I took a private sleep test with Philips a few months back before the lockdown which shows I have severe sleep apnea. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get into a…"
Jul 5, 2020
Leoni Atkins posted a discussion

Want to buy CPAP machine and mask without testing

Hi all, I'm hoping you can help me. I took a private sleep test with Philips a few months back before the lockdown which shows I have severe sleep apnea. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get into a proper sleep clinic due to the Covid-19 situation but I desperately need to get this treated so I can get a decent night's sleep. I'm willing to buy a mask and machine myself, but does anyone know the best way of doing this without testing? I haven't found anywhere that provides testing of this…See More
Jul 5, 2020
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Feb 13
Jenny Wren replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"I've got lucky! I can collect a new machine next week. It's been really helpful to 'speak' to people here and to Kath. It alerted me to the fact that I'd slipped through the net. The clinic were very apologetic and now all…"
Feb 8
Ejog1 replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"Thanks. Good news for me today, my clinic did finally reply to me and they’re giving me a new machine. The person I spoke to was super helpful. The NHS clinics are great when you’re able to speak to them, but they seem to be…"
Feb 7
Jenny Wren replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"Yes, my machine is affected. Seems I slipped through the net. I'm now on the sleep clinic's radar again and am hopeful that this will be sorted soon. Thanks for your reply and stay well."
Feb 7
Jenny Wren replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"I'm sorry to hear that. I emailed Kath about this and she was very helpful. She advised me to get in touch with my sleep clinic and I have had a reply from them. I so hope that you get a response soon."
Feb 7
Jonathan replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"Hello It seems you can check with Philips Respironics whether your machine is affected by the recall https://www.philipssrcupdate.expertinquiry.com/?ulang=en Hopefully it's not one of the problem machines, and at least you will know that your…"
Feb 5
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hello, I was diagnosed about the same time as you, and also found CPAP therapy live-changing.  My original machine was an NHS issue Respironics, with no reporting or logging of data.  After a throat infection which wouldn't go away, I…"
Feb 5
Ejog1 replied to Jenny Wren's discussion Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic
"I can’t offer any advice but I sympathise with the feeling of being abandoned. I got given my current Resmed machine about 8 or 9 years ago by my clinic, and I think it’s overdue replacement, but I can’t get a reply from my clinic,…"
Feb 5
Ejog1 replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi,  thanks for approving my application to the forum. I was first diagnosed in 2007 although for many years I had been suffering from extreme tiredness, and my snoring and stunted breathing at night was often joked about amongst friends and…"
Feb 5
Ejog1 is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Feb 5
Jenny Wren posted a discussion

Feeling Abandoned by the Sleep Clinic

I was diagnosed with OSA back in 2017 following having used the Hope 2 Sleep diagnostic home thing. (Thank you!). Since being diagnosed with OSA I've also been diagnosed with hypertension and am being treated for this with medication.I was given a…See More
Feb 3
John replied to John's discussion How often do medics tell you the cause of apnea, rather than just prescribe CPAP and forget
"So the medical world is getting into ultrasound diagnosis, looks like early stages"
Feb 2
John replied to John's discussion How often do medics tell you the cause of apnea, rather than just prescribe CPAP and forget
Feb 2
Jonathan Oakden is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Feb 2
John posted discussions
Feb 2
John replied to John's discussion Are resmed airsense reports really accurate?
"Hi Kath, thanks for your great answer. I think even if the CPAP was perfect it's the other rigmarole interferes with sleep, for me anyway - oh the pipe's gurgling, oh didn't shave and have to tighten everything, oh the temperature…"
Feb 2
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Are resmed airsense reports really accurate?
"The o2 ring is good if you can retrieve it 😂 Yes I've seen Nick's videos and he has a lot of great content, but it doesn't mean everything is 100% correct (same for us all as we just try our best with the knowledge we have).…"
Feb 1
John replied to John's discussion Are resmed airsense reports really accurate?
"Hi Kath, I did get myself an O2 Ring, but it hid behind some furniture somewhere and won't come out. When I find it I can check what's going on. I read that, like you say, smart watches aren't that good so I went for dedicated kit…"
Feb 1
Kath Hope replied to John's discussion Are resmed airsense reports really accurate?
"The hospitals see far more than we see on the app in their clinical software, and do bear in mind that it's the opinion of a Youtuber you must have seen, as sleep professionals worldwide have used their software for many years, and…"
Feb 1
John replied to Dave Austin's discussion My Apnoea / CPAP journey
"A bit of medical micropore tape over the lips can work pretty well. You just need an inch and a half like a Hitler moustache, no need to tape along the entire lips. Can get tape from Home Bargains or Poundstretcher type shops for about a quid."
Feb 1

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