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Whoa!! Lately I feel like I'm suffocating.

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Whoa!! Lately I feel like I'm suffocating.

Postby base2balls » Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:25 pm

:-D :-D :-D I'm sure some one had had this problem so I 'm wondering what the heck to do when I feel like I'm suffocating and not getting enough air. Lately I find myself taking off that mask and then in a little bit putting it back on. Dratzzzzzzzzzzzzz.. I did have a good sleep last night, but I really shouldn't be taking off tha mask unless I have to get up. I was wondering if any one else have found some sort of relief for this problem? I didn't have any problem with the other machine before swapping it out, but did run out of meds for the RLS so I'm wondering if that could be part of the problem. I know is part of the problem for not getting enough sleep when I do sleep. I lay there last night, popped in a DVD into the player and watched that until I finally fell asleep only to later find the mask laying next to me so I must have taken it off because of the feeling of suffocating. I'm going to talk to my sleep Dr when I go see her next week and see what she has to say. The mask is fine other wise, but the feeling of the suffocating. The other machine I had no trouble with the humidifyer, but on this one I keep having to adjust the thing to get the air that feels good. I like cool air , but when I set it to # 2 like I had it on the other machine, it feels a bit warm and I don't like that. Well I guess it'sworking out the bugs time. Grrrr.................. Take care and have a great day, Huggies, Fay
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Postby Kalnel2 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:22 pm

Have you cleaned the filters? I had something similar happen with mine after I ignored the filters for a while...
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Postby base2balls » Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:08 pm

:-D :-D The filter is fine, I did check it as I wasn 't sure if it was dirty or not. I'm thinking of trying the cool mist humidifyer that I bought in Dec. in my bedroom tonight and see if that will help. It is possable it could just be the air in my room too and we've had a lot of pollen problems over here. Wish I could find some other relife, but maybe the sleep dr will have an idea too. Nothing wrong wiht trying other things. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay
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Postby base2balls » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:28 am

:-D :-D :-D I've got the big humidifyer going in the bedroom now and I went to the ResMed site and looked at the information they have there and read the FAQ also. I saw where they said to set the humidifyer on the cpap to 3 and adjust from there. We'll see what happens. I see my Dr next week and they also said to speak with the Dr so I will do that. I'm hoping it's just an allergy or pollen in the air or some thing that is causing the problems. I had no problems with the other machine, but this one I'm having a few issues. Also I'm out of RLS meds too so will get more when I see the dr. Well it's bed time now so wish me luck, Huggies, Fay
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Postby Mrs Rip Van Winkle » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:02 am

Fay...it could be that the other machine was an APAP set in a wide range therefore clearing those few events that needed a higher pressure. If this continues for you it 'could' be that your pressure needs to be tweaked a little..speak to your Dr as you stated you are going to do.
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Postby base2balls » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:33 pm

:-D :-D :-D I didn't have any trouble wiht the cpap last night, but then I didn't sleep either. I think I have the humidifyer set just right now and I hope it stays that way. At least I could breathe fine on it, but I still plan to speak to my Dr on Wednsday when I see her. Have a great day, Huggies, Fay
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