Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

CA after giving birth
#1
CA after giving birth
Hi all! I’m hoping you can shed some light into what’s been going on with me. I’ve had OSA for a few years and was put on an APAP. Hated it and didn’t use much, lost some weight and don’t think I needed it as much. Then got pregnant and gained weight and needed machine again so started using regularly. AHI was always under 1 and only ever saw OA and hypopneas on report. Four months ago I had my son and the sleep depravation has been pretty bad!! I had postpartum preeclampsia but was treated quickly and don’t think I had any seizures or strokes and they put me on bp meds for a couple months. One week after giving birth I started noticing clear airway apnea’s on my report but I didn’t feel any different when I did get sleep. A month or so ago I started to stop breathing as I fall asleep and it’s gotten so bad I can’t get to sleep! Once I am asleep it seems to be ok. Cardiologist did a two week holter and no arrhythmias and were doing an echo soon but he suspects my heart is ok. Sleep dr won’t do anything until echo results. If it’s not my heart what is going on? Can sleep depravation cause this? I also told my dr that the ahi is misleading since I’m sleeping like a 5 hour block and then trying to get a nap in but score lumps it all together. The stopping breathing is typically the worst as I am trying to fall asleep especially during morning/daytime naps. I’ve also noticed that if the sleep depravation gets bad enough I go straight into a rem cycle and I get jolted awake. Please help!
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#2
RE: CA after giving birth
Hi Chrixy,
I'm sure we would be able to help, but we need to see some data to advise.

Download OSCAR software.  (Be sure there is an SD card in your machine)  
Follow the links in my signature line as this will show you how to organize the daily page
in OSCAR and then use the attachment feature to post results here.  

If you have a sleep study report, you can post that too.
OpalRose
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com

OSCAR Chart Organization


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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#3
RE: CA after giving birth
Also, list what Meds you are taking. basically looking for something that impacts the CNS.
Important to us is which Dreamstation do you have? There are many, each with different capabilities.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Soft Cervical Collar
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#4
RE: CA after giving birth
Chrixy your story gives us some important clues to what is going on with the sleep doctor. I am certain your instinct that nothing is art with your heart is correct. Your doctor is considering switching you to ASV to treat the CA. In 2015 a study showed an increased risk in using ASV in patients with congestive heart failure and a left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) less than 45%. Out of an abundance of caution he is scheduling an echocardiogram to rule that out, after which he will be able to safely schedule ASV titration. ASV is an adaptive servo ventilator and works like a CPAP unless you stop breathing, and it then maintains your respiration rate and volume on a breath by breath basis using pressure support. We have many members here that use ASV and there is a preference for the Resmed Aircurve 10 ASV over the Philips model. Hope this explanation helps.
Sleeprider
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com

____________________________________________
Download OSCAR Software
Soft Cervical Collar
Optimizing Therapy
Organize your OSCAR Charts
Attaching Files
Mask Primer
How To Deal With Equipment Supplier


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.
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#5
RE: CA after giving birth
Can you post a copy of your daily charts. We would like to see how the CA presents itself.
Fred Bonjour - Project Manager and Lead Tester for OSCAR - Open Source CPAP Analysis Reporter 
OSCAR

Download OSCAR
New to Apnea? Helpful tips to ensure success
Soft Cervical Collar
Mask Primer
Dealing with a DME
Organize Charts
Attaching Charts

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.
Post Reply Post Reply
#6
RE: CA after giving birth
Thank you all. Yes I will download the software and post as soon as I can (when the little one gives me time lol)
Post Reply Post Reply
#7
RE: CA after giving birth
The past 3 nights. Will post one of my bad attempted naps next.

bad nap


Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
               
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  
#8
RE: CA after giving birth
I am not on any meds, just vitamins! But I do have Lyme disease. My health in general hasn't been great the past 3 years.

DreamStation auto cpap hum dom is what it says on my machine.
Post Reply Post Reply
#9
RE: CA after giving birth
Sleep was no good last night and the baby woke up a lot. This is from me trying to sleep early this morning but could never fully fall asleep because of episodes. Does anyone know what might be going on?


Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
   
Post Reply Post Reply
#10
RE: CA after giving birth
This was the whole night.


Attached Files Thumbnail(s)
   
Post Reply Post Reply






Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Finally, SUCCESS after almost giving up on CPAP (retitled) Computerdoc 149 3,843 10-11-2020, 06:15 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  Mask straps giving me rash Kazimodo 7 426 04-10-2020, 11:01 PM
Last Post: roads
  [Diagnosis] Already giving me headache...I'm not a technical person CarolC 13 988 03-31-2019, 07:09 PM
Last Post: bdouglas52
  Well...giving it the second try... DoubtFire61 8 645 02-17-2019, 05:04 PM
Last Post: Sleeprider
  DME giving me a titration study and a FFM (not charging) JT01 8 1,016 06-29-2017, 12:44 PM
Last Post: DavePaulson
Sad Giving up on fixing leaks Snowbird47 5 1,213 06-23-2016, 01:11 AM
Last Post: kowlooner
  insomnia & cpap not giving restful sleep doowop44 8 1,780 02-25-2016, 04:21 PM
Last Post: doowop44


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.