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I am a newbie and this is going to be my 5th night on the machine.

I am having problems with my mask leaking but I can tell you that I had your very same problem and thought it was because of all the coffee I drank to stay awake. Yet it immediately was gone! The other thing I noticed right away was that I often have a sore back in the morning that I thought was due to an old injury. Now I don't toss and turn as much and my back is not sore or not nearly as much as before when I wake up.
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Count me as another man with a success story with respect to nocturia. Had been getting up every 2 hours.

I was complaining about it to my PCP and he gave me a prescription for Flomax. It might have helped a bit, but the very first night I tried CPAP I never got up at all, and very few nights since starting (only 6 weeks). Rarely once and only due to being up anyway, fighting with the mask.

My sister was the one who predicted this for me and encouraged me to get tested for OSA. It worked for her too.
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(01-19-2014, 09:36 PM)Fletch Wrote: I am a newbie and this is going to be my 5th night on the machine.

I am having problems with my mask leaking but I can tell you that I had your very same problem and thought it was because of all the coffee I drank to stay awake. Yet it immediately was gone! The other thing I noticed right away was that I often have a sore back in the morning that I thought was due to an old injury. Now I don't toss and turn as much and my back is not sore or not nearly as much as before when I wake up.
Welcome Fletch! Oh yes, I know about the coffee, I have given up now as it doesn't do a thing, I just give in and go to sleep during the day. I haven't got my machine yet, about two weeks to go.
So pleased to hear about your nocturnal trips to the loo and also the added bonus of your back feeling heaps better.
If you start to read other people's success stories here you will soon be amazed, as I was at some of the ailments that were cleared up once they started on CPAP.
I hope as time goes by you and your mask will come to terms with each other, or you will work out the problem and get it sorted then you will be able start to feel better and better as the days and weeks pass. Although I think you already are.
Sleep Tight...
Gabby
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(01-19-2014, 10:28 PM)Redonthehead Wrote: Count me as another man with a success story with respect to nocturia. Had been getting up every 2 hours.

I was complaining about it to my PCP and he gave me a prescription for Flomax. It might have helped a bit, but the very first night I tried CPAP I never got up at all, and very few nights since starting (only 6 weeks). Rarely once and only due to being up anyway, fighting with the mask.

My sister was the one who predicted this for me and encouraged me to get tested for OSA. It worked for her too.

I hope you bought your sister a bunch of flowers! I think I will tell my Doctor to start looking in to O.S.A. for his patients that complain about frequent urination during the night.
Good luck with your mask.
Sleep Tight...
Gabby
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#25
All I know is that before cpap I usually got up to go at least twice a night. After six months on the machine I seldom have to get up more than once (unless I have consumed an unusual amount of liquid just before going to bed.
"Sometimes the magic works . . . and sometimes it doesn't" -- Chief Dan George in the movie Little Big Man
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