"I have been using Remstar and S9 APAP,s for about 9 years now and my COPD was diagnosed at the same time.
A consultant wanted to stop my Steroid inhaler completely as my COPD was not bad enough to require it but the nurse just…"
"It is always good to have a dealer that you can trust and will sort out problems when they arise.
It is always nice to have someone that has the time to sort things out with a customer and take time to do it rather than some salesman that don't…"
"Well the inhaler makes the lungs open up and if anything the dryness from a CPAP will dry them up and shut them down again.
I am no doctor, but if you needed an inhaler before CPAP you would certainly need one after you start.
Why did they cut you…"
"What kind of strap is it, is it a cloth one or a silicone one?
If it is a cloth one you could sew a strip along it to give it a bit more rigidity/stiffness.
If it is a plastic one or a silicone one you could sew a bit of fabric round it to make it…"
"Using the increased steroid dosage inhaler, 200 /6 rather than 100/6, has reduced my 95% pressures by about 5 cm.
Doing some detective work I have found that I was put onto a lower dosage inhaler in May last year. I think that is when the…"
"I have read that APAP machines are not suitable for people with Asthma and give the same problems that I have been having.
I am now having to use twice the dose of steriods just to keep the APAP happy
If I can ever get in touch with my hospital I…"
"Thanks Chris and we certainly are doing our homework Sleep2Snore. Our charity work hard to get the right products at the right price for our fellow sufferers, and we have lots of loyal customers who purchase from us both to support the charity…"
"Sorry to hear after a good start you've taken a step backwards, and it could well be due to the reduction in pressure. We don't recommend adjusting pressures but you're right to contact your hospital who will probably re-adjust…"
"They have reduced it to far. The max was 16, they should have left the machine at 18 if it is an APAP (automatic pressure) if it is a CPAP you have now same applies. However, it might not be quite that straight forward as that as the…"
I was diagnosed with severe OSA in November and I have been using a Philips Respironics CPAP machine and full face mask from early December up to now (about 5 months). My HPI's went down from 44 to about 14 in about 10 weeks and I was feeling much…See More
"They are very costly things to have sitting around to go wrong or if you forget to charge them by their date.
You could try to see if they will do it on a sale or return basis, them you could keep one or two. However, I think most are ordering…"
"I wish the ResMed was 12Vdc, it would make life a lot easier.
I wonder why they need 24Vdc anyway?
My APAP is not mine to and see why it has to be 24Vdc!
I don't think the clinic might be to impressed if I opened it for a look. "
"I would like to see how the hospital is going to explain that your Apnoea is getting worse with an AHU of 0.
That is almost incompetent.
It might also be that it is not straight forward Sleep Apnoea you have and might benefit from an advanced…"
just looked on internet, it seems that medistrom may not have a dealer in the uk but a company called sleep tight advertise the pilot 24 for £345, don't know about the co pilot. The very expensive one on amazon comes from Israel, good…"
"I have read that if you have Asthma a CPAP is better than a APAP
When the APAP increases the pressure it makes the asthma worse and then the APAP increases the pressure again which makes the asthma even worse .....
This is exactly whats…"