"I had quite a few, in fact I have the box my forst machine came in stuffed full of masks that I tried and failed to get on with.
Nasal Pillows is the only ones I can get on with, though I do sometimes get a dry mouth. I know what happens, it…"
"Try putting the mask on when you lay down, the shape of the face changes when you lay down quite a bit.
Failing that, try another mask, it sometimes takes a few before you get one that fits.
There is a great need for a mask fitting service, one…"
"I have plastic bit at the end of my hose, I didn't get then for a while, then they came with a new hose or something, Then I had a make of mask with a small hose and it plugged directly into the large one. Funny feeling you should have…"
"Keep the mask seal spotless and your face clean of any oil and sweat.
The other thing is a lot of people at the start have to mask far to tight, after a few days it starts to cause problems.
Do you have a reaction to silicone?
You can get mask…"
"Well, I would have a small battery and have it charging and the CPAP running on 12vdc, that way when the train supplies some power it will top up the battery. However, sometimes the power on trains flicker so I don't know how that will…"
"Yes, the bridge of the nose can take a bit of a bashing, usually due to the mask being to tight.
However, I was the same until I changed from a face mask to Nasal Pillows,
Funny thing is that all the running up and down with a cut in the bridge of…"
"Write down any questions you may have and make a point of asking them.
If you breath through your nose or mouth, remember to tell them if you know, it might just surprise you how many people don't know (included me) as I never thought about…"
"A thing to watch when using DC power leads is some machines use the centre pin being negative instead of positive as in most cars these days, so be careful when connecting DC power leads.
Also car batteries are not the best to power a CPAP machine…"
"Yep, if you don't drive, you don't get into an accident. Let the other half do any driving if there is any to be done.
If you don't drive you will not be stopped, so you won't get a find. If you are not suffering from…"
"If you fill in the form as best you can with the clinic and doctors name the DVLA will contact the doctor anyway.
However, it would be quicker if you can get the doctor to fill it in there and then. I have no idea if the doctor has to fill in…"
"This is a bit of a minefield.
From DVLA Website "You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a…"