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2 weeks into my journey
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I have posted this into the sucess stories but wanted to also share how well things are going here Thanks

2 weeks into my CPAP journey... I can say I have been so relieved to know that I am getting some positive results and it is much easier than I initially thought it would be! I have felt much more refreshed from my sleep, I am not getting up several times a night either with reflux, snoring or thinking I need to go to the toilet! I have a full face mask as I breathe through my mouth.

On my first night I thought the pressure was so hard I would hyperventilate but by the second night it was barely noticeable until after a few nights I thought my machine wasn't working! Two weeks on I look forward to putting on my mask to go to sleep. I had a few issues with mask leaks on the first couple of nights until I worked out where it "felt" right and if it does leak I can quickly adjust it now. I also had a bit of a sore throat feeling but after some advice I increased my humidity and immediately the next morning I felt great.

With my initial sleep test my longest recorded apnea was 91.1 sec and on my data yesterday for the 2 weeks the apneas were only 5 - 10 seconds at the most. My AHI was 2.1.

I am looking forward to seeing the long term benefits - I still can't believe how quickly it has begun changing my life.
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#2
Thanks for sharing your successful cpap journey
Congrats
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#3
I'm glad you have posted your success story. It will encourage others who are not accepting the therapy well.

Very common situation. beginning users are overwhelmed by the pressure, but most will very quickly adjust to it in a couple of days or a week or so. Shortly after I became adjusted, I had to open my mouth or put my hand over the exhaust to see if it was working . A lot of folks just turn the ramp off very shortly after adjusting..Good Sleeping.
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#4
I am also glad that things are going well for you. Keep hanging around here. You may be able to he others as you have already or a problem might show up and you'll need the support of the Forum. I wish you well on your continued journey.
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I am planning to stay around... after being so nervous about starting cpap and I still have sooo much to learn I want to keep reading and talking about it and even beyond that it will be good to help and encourage others, I know that part of the reason I adjusted so quickly to the full face mask is that I used one for work a few years ago (12 hours shifts) and that took me ages to adjust to - with the cpap mask I knew if I didn't "stress" it would become comfortable quicker
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(05-05-2012, 06:07 PM)Ulrika Wrote: I know that part of the reason I adjusted so quickly to the full face mask is that I used one for work a few years ago (12 hours shifts) and that took me ages to adjust to - with the cpap mask I knew if I didn't "stress" it would become comfortable quicker

Wise advice.

Not everyone here adjusts as quickly as you did. I'm sure your success story will motivate others. Keep us posted on your continued success.
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#7
Thank you so much for posting. You showed me some light at the end of the tunnel. I am 3 days into this and feeling very frustrated. I know I am not patient but it feels like I will never get used to my CPAP. I dread going to bed!!! Its good to know it will get better in time.
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#8
Wow... and I thought my experience was good. I am now into my 5th week, and now can't even imagine going to sleep without my machine. I am finally to the point where nearly every night is a good sleep, and I too have to check and see if my machine is working. Just waiting for my insurance to get back to me, then will hand in my loaner and purchase my own equipment...yeah!!
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