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  • Heather R
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    Mary, an oximeter doesn't measure CO2 levels unfortunately. I think this can only be measured by blood sample from ear or wrist or somewhere?? I don't know if they are supplied by nhs, but are fairly cheap online xx

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  • Ellie
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    Originally posted by matthew55 View Post
    97 when I woke up
    That's excellent, I see how you can sleep comfortably without NIV.

    For comparison, with NIV on overnight, my oxygen level doesn't go above 95, and spends most of the night hovering between 92-94.

    I'm happy for you πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  • matthew55
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    97 when I woke up πŸ˜„πŸ˜‰πŸ˜†πŸ˜€xx

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  • Doug Carpenter
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    Readings can vary 1-2% between fingers and hands.

    Choose one finger and stick to it.

    Doug

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  • Ellie
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    I've seen your photo πŸ’–, but I am quite sure there are forum members with various skin tones, who ought to be aware of the issue. xx

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  • Ellie
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    Important to note: pulse oximeters were in the news over the weekend - they give higher (false) readings on darker skin tones, so should not be relied upon by some people. xx

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  • LindaB
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    I bought one at the outset of covid...useful to have IMO πŸ˜‡

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  • Ellie
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    matthew55 I think they're a good idea. I have one and use it every now and then.

    Sats in the upper 90s is excellent πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ It'd be great to measure them on waking, be that at 3am or after a full night's sleep (with and without your Z pills) 😘😘

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  • Mary C
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    Hi..Are these supplied via NHS.?Does it monitor carbon dioxide levels or just oxygen?I was told retention of carbon dioxide can cause headaches on waking.
    Mary

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  • aussiegirl
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    I use one only to see if the low levels are causing my headache, or it is there from another reason. A cheap and useful device.

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  • Nettie
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    I use one but only if I don’t feel too good πŸ‘

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  • denise
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    something on news yesterday that said if you have dark skin then those things arent working properly.

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  • matthew55
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    Home monitoring

    I have just got an oxygen monitor, the one that goes on your finger, and first few reads are upper 90's. I'm not sure if this is a good idea. What do you think? πŸ€”πŸ˜„πŸ˜πŸ˜˜xx
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