Hi, I'm a new member and have a question I haven't seen covered but I haven't read every post yet.
My question is as a person with mild COPD and a new user to a CPAP (one month tomorrow) are there any breathing/ coughing issues I should be aware of? My machine is a Phillips REMstar Auto A-Flex, my mask a ResMed Quattro FX and I have a Respironics System One Heated Humidifier.
I still get the occasional sinus headache that makes me remove the mask and get up until it goes away... a couple hours later but no more than about 3 this past month as opposed to almost nightly before CPAP. My mucus coughing during the night has got better also but there are still times, I have to urgently rip the mask off to cough and bring up mucus. What about the totally dried out mouth, where you have to gently rip your tongue off some place in your mouth where it's stuck, in order to find some saliva... does that get better? Is there a certain way to breathe so that doesn't happen?
My month trial period w/ my CPAP equipment is up tomorrow and I plan on buying the same of everything I have now. Do you think there's anything different that I should be looking for? Thanks for any help/ suggestions.