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Re: C-PAP Complications

Re: C-PAP Complications

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Posted by Ron on December 16, 2000 at 18:51:13:

In Reply to: Re: C-PAP Complications posted by Brian on December 04, 2000 at 16:19:42:

: Lucy -- I've also been on the cpap machine and have some of the same problems with bronchitis systems and cough my head off most of the time and doctors tell the don't see anything wrong but I still have it and I think it has to do with the humidifier that just covered me you with water even when it was on the lowest setting. I have also been a part of a national study of the drug Provigil for it use in helping people with sleep apnia to stay more alert during the day which allows you to wind down in the evening for a better nights sleep. the jury is still out on this as far as I'm conserned but I still take 400 mg a day. I hope this helps you or some one who reads this. Brian

I have used a CPAP for about five years on and off. My cpap is set at 7 pressure. Initially I did not have a humidifier with the machine, however about two years ago I acquired and use it periodically. I suggested the humidifer to my doctor and he ordered it. When I used it before the humidifier I had a lot of thick congestion in the morning, dry nose and a little blood with the mucous and sinus congestion. When I use the humidifier I feel better but I am concerned about getting a upper respiratory condition from the humidifier not being cleaned properly. Instructions with my humidifier says to disassemble it daily and clean it and don't use tap water. Truthfully, I am about ready to stop using my CPAP. Has anyone seen any study on long range use of the CPAP?

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