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I am on a sleep pap machine,set at 15. I also have allergys

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I am on a sleep pap machine,set at 15. I also have allergys . Last night my son woke me up to tell me that he could here me snring form his room. I was having trouble with a lot of liquid seeping from my mouth which made a gurgling sound. Took of the machine for the night. Any suggestions?
thank you

911DOC :

How long has it been since you have had a fit check on your mask?

911DOC :

How long since you have had a recheck of your CPAP settings?

911DOC :

standing by

Customer:

2weeks for mask

Customer:

2 WEEKS FOR MASK

Customer:

JAN 2013 FOR MACHINE

911DOC :

I see

911DOC :

Can you speak with your sleep physician about this? You may need to get a retitration study.

911DOC :

it may be that the settings need to be changed a bit or that you might benefit from a different mask

911DOC :

other things to consider are the possibility of a sinus infection or something going on that could make the machine work less well than it is supposed to

911DOC :

so bringing these concerns to your primary physician would be very reasonable.

911DOC :

It's very hard to say if the problems your son heard and saw are of any significance

911DOC :

That would have to come from a repeat study

911DOC :

I'm sorry to tell you that but many people do snore on their CPAP machines and this is considered normal

911DOC :

the drooling/liquid problem is likely a fitting issue with the mask

911DOC :

sleep apnea is not snoring alone, it is snoring to the point that you stop breathing and nearly wake up

911DOC :

the fact that your son had to wake you up is actually a good thing

911DOC :

and argues that the machine was doing what it is supposed to do.

911DOC :

standing by for questions or comments

Customer:

THANK YOU i WILL CHECK WITH MY FAMILY DOC.

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