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Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
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Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
Hello

I am a new member, I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and I use the APAP machine.
My sleep got extremely good, years I had not slept so good as I do now with the APAP.
My question is for how long did you use the CPAP/APAP until your condition got cured and not needing the machine no more, as per your doctor.
I do not have any other health issues and everything is fine.
03-09-2016 05:37 AM
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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
cpap doesn't cure apnea any more than glasses cure fuzzy vision.... sorry.
03-09-2016 05:56 AM
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player Offline

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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
CPAP might help with fuzzy vision...
03-09-2016 06:31 AM
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DeepBreathing Offline
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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
Hi joeatmanila. Welcome to Apnea Board

Unfortunately apnea is a life-long condition. The machine treats it and keeps it under control but there is no cure. If you stopped using your machine, the apnea would be just as bad as before you started. That's one reason we always advise people to get the best quality machine they can - you and your machine are going to be life-long companions. Smile

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03-09-2016 06:43 AM
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palerider Offline

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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
(03-09-2016 06:43 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  you and your machine are going to be life-long companions. Smile

wait, what? nobody told me?!?!?!

I'm on my fourth one so far, kept trading up Big Grin
03-09-2016 06:52 AM
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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
(03-09-2016 06:52 AM)palerider Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 06:43 AM)DeepBreathing Wrote:  you and your machine are going to be life-long companions. Smile

wait, what? nobody told me?!?!?!

I'm on my fourth one so far, kept trading up Big Grin

Wait, what? You can trade up? Nobody told me that! Wink I used my previous machine fort 11 years. You must be a CPAP junkie or something like that Laugh-a-lot

Everything I post on this board is nothing more than an opinion expressed by an apneak. Normally, it's based on facts and experience but sometimes, I may get things wrong or not have all the facts.
I reserve the right to change my mind. Why? Because tomorrow I may know better.
03-09-2016 09:11 AM
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OpalRose Offline

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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
(03-09-2016 05:37 AM)joeatmanila Wrote:  Hello

I am a new member, I was diagnosed with severe sleep apnea and I use the APAP machine.
My sleep got extremely good, years I had not slept so good as I do now with the APAP.
My question is for how long did you use the CPAP/APAP until your condition got cured and not needing the machine no more, as per your doctor.
I do not have any other health issues and everything is fine.


Welcome to Apnea Board,
i agree with the post by DeepBreathing (see post #4)
You and your machine will be life long companions, mabye changing machines along the way. Smile

There is no cure for Sleep Apnea, only a treatment. A treatment that will help you sleep better, and possibly halt some serious disease, like high blood pressure and heart disease.

Embrace your machine and the therapy it provides. Sleep-well

OpalRose
(This post was last modified: 03-09-2016 09:31 AM by OpalRose.)
03-09-2016 09:30 AM
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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
(03-09-2016 05:37 AM)joeatmanila Wrote:  My question is for how long did you use the CPAP/APAP until your condition got cured and not needing the machine no more, as per your doctor.

*PAP is not a cure, it is a treatment. Just like taking insulin doesn't cure your diabetes, PAP treatment does not cure your sleep apnea.

If you lose a *whole* lotta weight and get in great shape, that *might* cure your sleep apnea, but it probably won't, and if it does it won't be the APAP that does it.

It will make your treatment a whole lot more effective for sure, but losing tons of weight and getting in great shape isn't something all of us can do, and those who do it most often gain the weight back and get out of shape again. I am one of the "most". And now I'm too old to do either anyway.

I take insulin for my diabetes and I take APAP for my sleep apnea and I expect to continue doing both until I die. They keep me quite a bit healthier than I otherwise would be, so what's the problem?

Ed Seedhouse
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Actually you know, it is what it isn't.
03-09-2016 06:06 PM
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palerider Offline

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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
(03-09-2016 09:11 AM)GPSMapNut Wrote:  
(03-09-2016 06:52 AM)palerider Wrote:  I'm on my fourth one so far, kept trading up Big Grin

Wait, what? You can trade up? Nobody told me that! Wink I used my previous machine fort 11 years. You must be a CPAP junkie or something like that Laugh-a-lot

*takes another hit* yes... you could *another hit* say that Big Grin

I had a respir M pro for a while, till I found a good deal on a used s9 elite, then thanks to not monitoring my treatment like I should have, I started to feel worse, after a while I said "waaaaait a minute" and check, my ahi had been creeping up for a month... AH, I should have an auto machine, I thought.

picked up a 560 on craigslist, but didn't like the way it felt, and didn't like the varying whine I could hear when breathing. so I ended up with a s9 vpap auto, also from craigslist. hand me downed the 560 to my bedmate, but was still annoyed by the up and down whine, so I started looking, and picked up another vpap auto... can't hear that at all... got a third to have as a spare in case either of the others fail.

I've also bought three adapts for a friend who's got CSR. and a VPAP Tx chameleon machine because it's just *wicked* cool...
03-09-2016 06:22 PM
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cpdaniel Offline

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RE: Anyone cured and not using the CPAP anymore?
(03-09-2016 06:22 PM)palerider Wrote:  ... and a VPAP Tx chameleon machine because it's just *wicked* cool...

Indeed!
03-09-2016 07:11 PM
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