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First Post: The worst thing about successful treatment...
Hey all,

Been lurking for a while and felt compelled to post.

I've been diagnoses with sever OSA, during my at home sleep test (which they tell me had excellent data) I had on average 64 events per hour over 5 hours... that's right, more than one per minute. My average O2 was 91%, which they said it *just* at the acceptable range, however it was concerning that there were several times during the night where it dropped to the low 80's.

The company that arranged the sleep test has given me a demo unit for 2 months while we sort out the insurance pre-approval so I was able to start therapy right away and OH MY GOD, what an improvement.

Headaches, gone
Sleepiness in the afternoon, gone
Snoring, gone
Being annoyed by the kids, no change Dont-know

My average pressure has been on the high size, 14, but I haven't had much issue tolerating it. I've slept with the mask on for more than 4 hours (most night more than 6 hours) every night... EXCEPT LAST NIGHT.

And that is the worst thing about successful treatment... having a bad night (only 3:20 hours usage) and getting hit with a tonne of bricks the next day because you've become so accustom to sleeping normal. Mind you, overall I didn't sleep well so I don't think its because of not using the machine, just less sleep. But I feel like I did all the time without treatment.

Life changing!
(This post was last modified: 08-18-2016 11:47 AM by DerfNL.)
08-18-2016 11:43 AM
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RE: First Post: The worst thing about sucessful treatment...
Hi DerNL - Welcome to the forum!

It's good to hear that your initial treatment is going so well. Many of us have taken weeks to months to adjust. It's good to see that your headaches, afternoon sleepiness, and snoring have subsided. The "kid" thing is just payback from when you where young.

Looking forward to your continued success.

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08-18-2016 11:53 AM
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RE: First Post: The worst thing about successful treatment...
Thanks, I'm pretty lucky. It took a few nights to adjust to the mask for sure. After using it for a week, I had a follow up meeting with the company providing the equipment and they reviewed my data for the week and said it all looked really good and they didn't suggest any changes.

I'm had to play with the mask to prevent leaks so that's taken some adjustment, but I'm to the point now where the mask really doesn't bother me too much.

Very thankful for that.
08-18-2016 12:00 PM
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RE: First Post: The worst thing about successful treatment...
Hi DerfNL,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's great to hear that you are doing so well with CPAP therapy.
We all have a bad night once in a while, so don't get too bummed out about it.
Keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
08-18-2016 01:59 PM
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RE: First Post: The worst thing about successful treatment...
That's great... and who knows, in a couple months (or decades?) the kids may become less annoying too Bigwink

if you sleep some of the time without the machine, your oxygen may drop during that time enough to give you that hit by bricks + headache feeling... it's happened to me that way! Thankfully, I have never had a habit of pulling the thing off! Really things should continue to improve. Depending on how long you've had the apnea, and how many adverse effects you have accumulated, it takes time to recover and regain health

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08-18-2016 04:05 PM
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Hi DerNL - Welcome to the forum!Shy

I am glad to hear that you are doing good and you got use to the mask.
It happened to me, I am still a newbie. About a month ago, after about 2 months of use the CPAP, I got a big leak in the mask and needed to slept one night with out the machine. I understood the big bond that I have done with the machine. I was as desperate as the first week that I was quitting smoke.!!!!
Don't worry too much about the kids. The main problem for you is to be healthy and feeling good.
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08-18-2016 04:52 PM
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Hi derfNL,

Welcome to the Apnea Board. Seems like you are doing well adapting to treatment. Keep trying to extent the time that you are under treatment each night. You will continue to feel better.

Rich

Apnea Board Member RobySue has posted a Beginners Guide to Sleepyhead Software here: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead
08-18-2016 05:06 PM
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RE: First Post: The worst thing about successful treatment...
Removing the mask, forgetting to turn the extra oxygen on and then paying the price the next day. Education is Painful that way.

I got the lesson after a while. Now I keep working on the backup equipment. Extra machine set up ready to go. Backup power supply and Standby Oxygen. I do not want to ever get the class over again. Those days of my head hurting for 4 to 6 hours when waking were not fun.

I find that I am a lot less troubled by challenges now that I feel so much better. Still have my share of other issues but they will work out.

Sleep-well

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08-19-2016 04:43 AM
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RE: First Post: The worst thing about successful treatment...
Welcome to the forum, DerNL. Congratulations on the good results with your treatment.

(08-18-2016 04:05 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  That's great... and who knows, in a couple months (or decades?) the kids may become less annoying too Bigwink

That's when the kids become the grandkids and you can send them home to annoy mom and dad.

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(08-19-2016 06:55 PM)pupcamper Wrote:  Welcome to the forum, DerNL. Congratulations on the good results with your treatment.

(08-18-2016 04:05 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  That's great... and who knows, in a couple months (or decades?) the kids may become less annoying too Bigwink

That's when the kids become the grandkids and you can send them home to annoy mom and dad.

But first you have to spin their engines up before sending em' home...

A little sugar,,, correction.. A LOT of SUGAR!
Perhaps some coffee laced goodies just before bedtime!

Then y'a send em' home and tell em' to Sleep-well

We finally have our opportunity to get even with our kids! Tongue-out-2

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