Post Reply 
Fatigue Is Ruining My Life
Author Message
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,994
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #41
RE: Fatigue Is Ruining My Life
(07-14-2012 09:59 AM)morphmac Wrote:  Ocaisionally I sleep quite well but that is because I've crashed out with exhaustion. Sorry to sound negative but I do sympathise with you - CPAP is CRAP can't live with it and can't live without it.
Seepless

I know exactly what you mean. It took me almost two months to reach what I call the crossover point. That is, in many ways the CPAP therapy helps because it allows me to get into the deep levels of sleep that I can't achieve without it. On the other hand, the mask, the hose, and the pressurized air all bother me so I keep waking up, and find it hard to get to sleep or to get back to sleep.

At first the negative effects outweigh the positive effects, and we feel like crap. At some point the negative effects subside to the point that they are outweighed by the positive effects. That's what I mean by the crossover point.

Now, after over 8 months of CPAP therapy the process continues. The positive effects have grown to far outweigh the fading negative effects. But the negative effects are still there.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


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.
(This post was last modified: 07-14-2012 10:44 AM by Sleepster.)
07-14-2012 10:22 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Schnauzers 5 Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 184
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Respironics Rem Star A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: LT swift for her
Humidifier: Respironics, I guess
CPAP Pressure: 9-14
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #42
RE: Fatigue Is Ruining My Life
Fortunately, I adjusted to my c-pap right away within a day or two. I slept fine from day 1. If I felt like a little smothering, I just pressed thru it and it would come and go for a day or so, then I was fine. The heavy head and headaches left right away. I wasn't so drained. I have never sleep one night without it ever. If I have a bad cold, I just don't wear it and I don't sleep until my nose clears up. I would be afraid to sleep all night without it.
07-14-2012 10:35 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,994
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #43
RE: Fatigue Is Ruining My Life
(07-14-2012 10:35 AM)Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Wrote:  If I have a bad cold, I just don't wear it and I don't sleep until my nose clears up. I would be afraid to sleep all night without it.

Have you used the NeilMed sinus rinse?

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


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.
07-14-2012 10:43 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Schnauzers 5 Offline

Preferred Members-2

Posts: 184
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: Respironics Rem Star A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: LT swift for her
Humidifier: Respironics, I guess
CPAP Pressure: 9-14
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location:

Post: #44
RE: Fatigue Is Ruining My Life
(07-14-2012 10:35 AM)Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Wrote:  Fortunately, I adjusted to my c-pap right away within a day or two. I slept fine from day 1. If I felt like a little smothering, I just pressed thru it and it would come and go for a day or so, then I was fine. The heavy head and headaches left right away. I wasn't so drained. I have never sleep one night without it ever. If I have a bad cold, I just don't wear it and I don't sleep until my nose clears up. I would be afraid to sleep all night without it.

Never heard of it. Where can I buy it? I don't get colds or sick often, but good to have on hand.
07-16-2012 12:22 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
southernlady Offline

Preferred Members

Posts: 43
Joined: Mar 2012

Machine: None
Mask Type: Not using mask
Mask Make & Model: None
Humidifier: None
CPAP Pressure: None
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments:

Sex: Female
Location: Tryon, NC

Post: #45
RE: Fatigue Is Ruining My Life
SBT, the first thing *I* thought of was low iron....when they tested you, did you get your ferretin serum number? And your Total Iron Binding Capacity? And not just normal but the actual numbers...you can be very low normal and trending down and the doctors will tell you it's NORMAL.

Another thing...on thyroid, have your T4 tested but also your T3...I was still tired after finding out my T4 was low, come to find out my T3 tanked as well and that one is seldom tested.

Low Vit D and low B12 can also cause fatigue.

So can being dehydrated which is easy to do in this heat.

Liz
07-16-2012 08:09 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Sleepster Offline
Wiki Editor
Moderators

Posts: 4,994
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: ResMed AirCurve10 VAuto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus
Humidifier: HumidAir and SlimLine Hose
CPAP Pressure: MaxI 13.6 | MinE 5.2 | PS 4.4
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Diagnosed Nov 2011. Conquered aerophagia.

Sex: Male
Location: Houston, Texas

Post: #46
RE: Fatigue Is Ruining My Life
(07-16-2012 12:22 AM)Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Wrote:  Never heard of it. Where can I buy it? I don't get colds or sick often, but good to have on hand.

You can buy the NeilMed sinus rinse kit at any drug store. It's a syringe that you squeeze to squirt a saline solution into your nostrils. It comes with the salt packets in a kit, although you can just mix your own salt and baking soda.

Some people can't stand the feeling of the water jetting into your nostrils. It does take some practice to get used to it. If it bothers you, you can try a netti pot instead.

Sleepster
Apnea Board Moderator
www.ApneaBoard.com


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.
07-16-2012 10:51 AM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply
SuperSleeper Offline

Administrators

Posts: 9,972
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto (DS560)
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Swift II
Humidifier: none
CPAP Pressure: 12.5 - 18.5 cmH20 (auto range)
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: Have diabetes Type II

Sex: Male
Location: Illinois, USA

Post: #47
RE: Fatigue Is Ruining My Life
Another similar product is the Neti Pot, as discussed here:

http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...ying-colds

SuperSleeper
Apnea Board Administrator
www.ApneaBoard.com


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.

07-16-2012 02:13 PM
Find all posts by this user Post Reply Quote this message in a reply

Donate to Apnea Board
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Nasal pillow life unofon 5 433 11-26-2016 03:27 PM
Last Post: unofon
  New Member. This board has already made my life better! Russatrice 9 325 11-26-2016 01:24 PM
Last Post: OpalRose
  3 graphs that are saving my life Rcgop 4 328 11-23-2016 02:23 AM
Last Post: PoolQ
  Looking for advice on new machine, good for travel - and adapting to life without PAP Hazel 8 487 11-08-2016 05:59 PM
Last Post: PsychoMike
  Fatigue and forgetfulness after treatment? marxxx 21 4,280 08-07-2016 01:42 PM
Last Post: StupidPlanet
  Daytime fatigue stories! jessamnda 10 754 07-24-2016 03:31 PM
Last Post: ger365
  What I learned today about mini-apneas and fatigue or why SH is the bomb Mark Douglas 44 6,446 07-02-2016 07:28 AM
Last Post: silverny1

Forum Jump:

Who's Online (Complete List)