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daystar1952
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Has anyone here been told to buy or rent an oxygen concentrator and hook it up to yourself when say on a treadmill or rowing machine?

I tried this last year and it really seemd to help but then, like anything, I stopped doing it. Summer came and I began going for walks etc.

It seemed to me that I was able to row much longer than I would have normally without the oxygen andI felt better overall. Of course that could have been coincidence. This is supposed to be beneficial because it helps you to excercis a bit longer and it should be helpful for oxygenating the tissues better and killing the lyme.

Any one here tried this?

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This sounds interesting. Increasing O2 levels has been know to kill

pathogens like Lyme. Do you need a prescription to get one of

these machines? It would be enlightening to find out how much O2

reaches the cells from breathing & what kind of percentage

increase using a concentrator creates. I guess, using it during

exercise would increase the absorption since the blood flow is

increased.

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Well....I was given a prescription in Penn to take home to CT. So....I would think Penn allowed this but when I went to a medical supply store in CT with my prescription, they said...oh no....you need all sorts of pulmonary tests to be able to rent one of these. I said well I don't have them I just have a prescription. They said sorry. I asked if I could buy one then. They were just horrified. We're talking about oxygen here folks. I couldn't believe it.

So, I guess it varies from State to state

I was finally able to buy a used one on line but I had to say I was using it for craft purposes. That's the law. It seems that the law is "protecting" us from anything that is good and useful

I really should start using it again

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Thats crap. What do they think athletes use on the sidelines and they are healthy.

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I recommend reading,"The Clinical Manifestations and Assessment of Respiratory Disease-Terry Des Jardins. George G. Burton"
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daystar1952
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Sizzled.....does that book tell how breathing oxygen can be dangerous?

I had heard also that athletes used O2

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Too much oxygen can be fatal. Carbon Dioxide is what tells your body to breathe. Too much oxygen wipes out the CO2 and you no longer have that trigger telling you to breathe.

An oxygen concentrator set at 2L/min. is usually not considered much different than room air. The tank oxygen delivers 100% oxygen.

Oxygen should be treated and is treated as a drug.

Be cautious

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Daystar....It will educate you as to what oxygen therapy does, what it is for and the biomechanizations of oxygenation via airways and blood.

Pocono Lyme is correct. You can cause O2 washout if you aren't careful.

The tanks are under strict regulations as well.

Be careful.

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I was prescribed oxygen years ago for migraines. It helped very little. However, I have used it occasionally since getting LD in hopes that it would penetrate the tissues and do some killing.

I have recently started an exercise program and have thought about hooking up to the oxygen while working out, but haven't yet.

I don't really know much about the risks of it, my doctor never named any. The only thing I was told by the distributor is the facial mask is more dangerous than the nasal oxygen.

Maybe it would best be used after a workout? I don't know since others seem to think there are some dangers in using too much.

I have never had a problem though with either the facial mask or nasal route.

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heck, let's just hang out at the casinos...heard they pump O2 in the air.
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I dont know about the oxygen concentrator, but when I've felt bad in the past, I would force myself to workout and in particular, go running.

And not just for a few minutes, I mean at least a mile a day or as much as you can handle.

This would usually help clear up my head.
If you are capable, I would try that first.

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Woody Harrelson used to have a raw food restaurant in LA where

you could rent an aromatherapy sented O2 hose you could put in

your nasal pasages for a quick pick me up. Maybe the "dangers" are

why he closed the restaruant? I guess it's worth more research into

any possible benefits or dangers from this sort of thing. We're all

just looking for some relief!

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I am a suba diver -
100% O2, if breathed through a regulator, for over 15 min is toxic and can be fatal. Thats why when you see O2 used in a emergency setting it is through the nose where outside air mixes with the pure O2.

100% O2 is used for decompresion diving and hyperbarics at specific depths at strict timed exposure.

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The method I was told to use was to wear this headset that would have an adjustible out let for the O2 mixture that you could point at your nose or your mouth. It's not straight o2....and it's not as potent as wearing a mask. I actually have more stamina...as if my heart is getting more oxygen.

I also felt this increased stamina (as if my heart was getting more oxygen) , when I went on thyroid meds. You wonder ...if our bodies could be short of it to begin with or if the spirochete creates an O2 deprived environment for itself. Perhaps it's what we eat that creates a slugged O2 deprived system?

Any thoughts?

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I do 02 while exercising. Can't afford HBOT. This seems to be the next best thing. But, I have to get my heart rate up and break a sweat to get the penetration into the tissues that I need to make this worthwhile. I have a tank. It also helps with the air hunger associated with Babesiosis.

I do have asthma so, the 02 is not a stretch for me.

Can't say that I see any negative side effects.

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More Oxygen? This device interests me. Check out www.holiste.it and click on English. It helps if you can read French of course as there is a lot of info on it in french.

wallace

Bol d'Air Jacquier, breathe health! Breathe an oxygenation catalyst to gently regain energy and vitality. Tire, discomfort, moroseness or loss of vitality.... And if it were a problem of oxygenation? The stress, ageing, various pollution, sedentariness... are as many factors which compromise this essential process than is the oxygen assimilation. To assimilate well, better eliminate: the "Bol d'Air" brings an answer natural and adapted to these vital needs for our health, by supporting the cellular metabolism. While making us inhale catalysts of oxygenation, the "Bol d'Air"corrects the dysfunctions related to our way of life. It enables us to find carefully, energy and vitality and a harmonious balance of our functions. It is useful in all the cases of under - chronic oxygenation. It is not a question of a drug nor of a specific treatment, but its particularly interesting action on the whole body, the protection of the cell compared to the free radicals, on the "organic ground", expensive concept with natural medicines. Allowing a better oxygenation all the levels of the organization, this method generates significant results in extremely various fields. Concretely, it is necessary to sit down in front of the apparatus and to breathe to 10 cm of the corolla. The inhalations last from 3 to 15 minutes; they can be made one or more time per day, (like hygiene of everyday life) or in the form of cure of ten days several times in the year. Everyone, at any age, can profit from it. For each one among us, it is about a choice responsible in the assumption of responsibility for our health, our greater comfort or personal development.

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I think if I used an oxygen concentrator I would turn into an airhead.
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I have been using an oxygen tank at 10 leters per minute on and off for years. It must be used with a rebreather, the typical nasal canualas won't do the job.

When I first started doing it several years ago I would actually herx and was not able to do it as often as perscribed.

I was just talking with my doc about how expensive the oxygen is this time and he brought up the concentrator. I may end up getting one of those, because right now the oxygen is costing me about $148 a mth, and the concentrator is about $350-450 to own.

I think the increased oxygen levels were VERY useful though as one weapon in fighting these oxygen hating critters.

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As Johnlyme1 above said O2 without outside air is dangerous. Since I posted on this thread last I have found out if you do not breathe out carbon dioxide it can be dangerous or fatal. That is why oxygen masks are not used often, you cannot exhale carbon dioxide. Also, it is not good to use WHILE excercising, after is ok.

Burrascano once said the "tiniest" bit of oxygen kills Lyme, it can't survive any amount of oxygen.

What Oxygen does for you

Receiving home oxygen therapy offers a number of substantial benefits for patients. For instance, sleep disruption due to low oxygen levels will be reduced by using supplemental oxygen. Oxygen therapy has also been known to help improve concentration and memory. Those suffering from oxygen starvation often feel weak and listless. Receiving oxygen increases energy levels and provides an overall feeling of well being. Clinicians often recommend a combination of supplemental oxygen and regular exercise to improve patients quality of life.

Additional Benefits of Oxygen Therapy:

Headache relief
Increased clarity
Boosts immune system
Relieves nausea
Can prevent heart failure in people with severe lung disease
Allows the bodies organs to carry out normal functions
Its decline may prompt muscle spasms, or the 'agonal phase,' from the Greek word agon, or contest."

Symptoms of possible oxygen deficiency:
overall body weakness
fatigue
circulation problems
poor digestion
muscle aches and pains
dizziness
depression
memory loss
irrational behavior
irritability
muscle spasms
acid stomach
lung problems
increased unhealthy bacteria, germs, viruses and parasites
almost any illness is created or worsened by lowered oxygen supply.

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