"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…"
I am into my 5th year of sleep problems. Have been attending drmackays clinic for four years. Have tried everything, different types of cpap. Although the more advanced one, For complex sleep issues reduced the breath holding sygnificantl. It did…See More
Does anyone have experience of using a portable machine? I have been invited to join a walking holiday in the far east and at some overnight stops there may be no 220V supply for a mains operated machine. Kevin.See More
"Hi Kath, thanks for your reply.
Just had an eye Clinic appointment and consultant fairly certain that this is attributable to mask leakage. I suffer with dry eyes and have prescribed gels and drops anyway, need to put more gel in. I will try some…"
"Sorry to hear that Susan. If he's still so tired it would be worth asking for help with the clinic in case his pressures need adjusting (assuming he uses his CPAP for all sleeps of course, as that would cause tiredness). If his…"
"Thanks Kath, he has been on cpap for a few years now and has regular check ups but is still extremely tired when he relaxes, he is also self employed which is another stumbling point. They are a pain these jury service, will need to look into it.…"
"Hi Susan and welcome :)
Regarding your question about jury service, I don't know much about the exemptions as I've never been called up and hope I aren't! However, if your husband is on good CPAP therapy and approved by the DVLA to…"
"Sorry you've had no response to this post Mauro as I was hoping someone may have an answer, as corneal ulcer's isn't something I've heard of caused by CPAP. However, we do often warn of why it's important to ensure the…"