Not by any means. Although some lucky devils adapt well to CPAP therapy.
I wasn't one of them.
It took me several weeks to reach a crossover point where I was doing better with the machine than I was without it. During that time I did notice improvement in that I felt better on some days. But I had other days when I felt worse.
It was, and has been, a long slow road to improvement, but I knew I had to persist because I was fighting for my life. I've been at it 16 months, I'm still noticing improvements, and I'm doing so much better than I was before CPAP therapy. I feel like I have a new lease on life.
I won't bore you with stories about all my symptoms, but I will tell you that for three miserable decades I suffered from chronic headaches. I of course went to many doctors and tried many things to get rid of them. I did get some relief from some medications but they came with unwanted side effects. Now I believe I have finally found the cure: Sleep!
Apnea Board Moderator
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It gets better, just stick with it.
Best of luck to you with your CPAP therapy.
I might try that... I've made a temporary chin strap out of an ace bandage that seems to be doing the trick.
Trying to get a real chin strap from my DME who told me I need a prescription for it (???). Called the DR and they said I don't and they called the DME to set them straight that my prescription covers all xPAP related supplies...so waiting to hear back from them...... all a microcosm of the massive problems we have in our healthcare system :-)