I'm new to the board here. Thought I would tell you a little history of what I'm going through.
I obtained my Cpap machine around 10 years ago. I was newly married to my wonderful wife of 13 years now. From day one i was running her into the other bedroom. Being newlyweds I wanted to sleep in the same bed as my wife. She was telling me i was snoring very loud. I knew what it was all about because growing up my dad raised the roof every night,
So talking to my doctor, he sent me off to a sleep study. They decided I needed a cpap and within the month I had one.
Well, as you'all know there is some getting used to the machine and sleeping with it. I found myself ripping it off my head every night and it running till i woke in the morning.
This went on for a couple of months and I really didn't notice feeling better after using it. So off to the closet it went along with my wife to the other room
I ended up opting for the surgery, and being that insurance was still paying for things at that time I had it done.
Talk about painful but more on that later.
I was 31 or 32 at the time of the surgery. It did not work for me within six months I was back to the same situation.
Ok, fast forward 10 years, I am now 41 years young and a sleep deprived mess.
Today I pulled the old beast out of the closet and am going to give it a try again. This apnea is really taking it's toll on my life so something needs to be done.
I thought about going back to the doctor about it and probably will but I'm self employed and have a 12000$ deductible. So I avoid it like the plague.
I figured since i had the surgery I would not need the pressure as high as before. I ended up finding this site looking for a way to adjust this machine.
My question to you guys would be
1 Is it safe for me to use it again as it is an older model?
2 Should I just give it a few nights or a week at it's set pressure from 10 years ago pre surgery.
3 should I bite the bullet and get back into a study and have them set it up for me?
Just looking for some advice from folks that are using the Cpap and it has helped.
I need to get started on something as I am so miserable and fatigued every single day and have been fighting this for years. It is now starting to take its toll on my health.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be helpful
Thanks so much