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graeme Offline

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Posts: 31
Joined: May 2013

Machine: Philips Respironics Remstar Pro C-Flex+
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel ESON
Humidifier: Respironics System One Heated Humidifier with Heated Tube
CPAP Pressure: 14 cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Intermittently use CMS50D+ Oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: Liverpool, NSW Australia

Post: #1
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I want to say that my use of CPAP has been a success.
Some background. I am a diabetic with a long family history of this insidious condition traceable back to the mid 1850's! I control mine -- it does not control me! As part of my control, I have a very good medical team to assist me.
During a recent quarterly review by my Endocrinologist, it was noted that it had been some time since I had been reviewed by my Cardiologist. A review was scheduled, with resultant Cardio Angiograms. Whilst recovering from the day surgery procedure, the monitoring equipment continually gave a low oxygen saturation alarm. This was reported to the Cardiologist who arranged for an in home Sleep Test. The results were excessive hypopneas, apneas, and SNORING! A subsequent referral to the Sleep Specialist resulted in a weeks test using an Auto CPAP and mask. A prescription was prepared and I purchase my CPAP and mask. The first week's use was magnificent. AHI less than 1! and snore index less than 1! Now after two months (in winter) A sore throat and blocked nose resulted in an investment in a humidifier. Now I am very happy!
If you have the resources, I recommend that data downloading to allow awareness is so helpful, and access and to this forum has proved invaluable.
So to new or prospective users, I can only say be patient and persist with the therapy.
Cheers and Sleep well! Sleep-well
08-01-2013 08:16 PM
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oak Offline

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Posts: 70
Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Swift FX for her
Humidifier: S9 Hi5
CPAP Pressure: 9
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

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Sex: Female
Location: Western WI

Post: #2
RE: A Happy New User
good for you! its so nice to hear success stories. i am on my way but not quite there yet (3 weeks into CPAP)
08-01-2013 08:32 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Posts: 837
Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #3
RE: A Happy New User
graeme, good to see you are going so well, diabeties is one of the illness's associated with sleep apnea, I don't think anyone knows which one comes first, I have the feeling it is the sleep apnea. I don't have diabeties, but know like sleep apnea it can not be cured but hopefully treating you sleep apnea may go some way to helping you with your diabeties, good luck.
08-01-2013 08:34 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,430
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #4
RE: A Happy New User
Hi graeme,
CONGRATULATIONS!
It's great to hear that you are doing so well.
CONTINUED SUCCESS.!

trish6hundred
08-01-2013 09:40 PM
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Ranger123 Offline

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Posts: 4
Joined: Apr 2013

Machine: Resmed
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Unsure
Humidifier: Unsure
CPAP Pressure: 16
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male
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Post: #5
RE: A Happy New User
Hi Graeme
Well done. I'm a relatively new user myself. Although I would rather not have to wear my CPAP mask, I am so grateful to have it I really don't mind. I think it truly is saving my life . . . as it is yours! Nice going!
08-05-2013 12:00 PM
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