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dedeleven Offline

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Joined: Jul 2013

Machine: PR BiPAP autoSV Advanced System One
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Swift FX
Humidifier: PR System One Heated
CPAP Pressure: 11-25 cm H20 auto
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

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Sex: Male
Location: North Central Washington State, USA

Post: #1
Thumbsup Greetings from a new guy
Greetings to all!

I want to briefly introduce myself to this very helpful forum. I have lurked on here gathering information ever since I was diagnosed with severe mixed sleep apnea about 3 weeks ago. I just brought may CPAP equipment home today and am looking forward to my first full night at home using it. I have always liked to learn all I can about any subject or activity that I am involved with so I will certainly be using this forum as a resource.

They tell me I am in pretty bad shape with an AHI of 34 and over 50% of my events being central in nature. During my sleep study they recoded blood oxygen levels as low as 56%. I thought the reason I felt so poorly was just old age! We are hoping to see improvement in my problems with hypertension and type II diabetes also. Does anyone with similar conditions have any advice for the new guy?

Thanks in advance.
07-31-2013 09:46 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,452
Joined: May 2012

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: H5i Heated Humidifier
CPAP Pressure: 10 - 7-20 Cm H2O
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I started CPAP in 2008. Totally blind since birth.

Sex: Female
Location: Missouri, USA

Post: #2
RE: Greetings from a new guy
Hi dedeleven,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
It's good to hear that you are wanting to learn all about your therapy, that's a great start.
Hang in there for more responses to your post and best of luck to you.

trish6hundred
07-31-2013 09:56 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Joined: Feb 2013

Machine: Resmed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: Resmed
CPAP Pressure: 5-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Post: #3
RE: Greetings from a new guy
dedeleven, welcome, the most important thing I find for all new users is to go in with a positive attitude towards CPAP, so many of us on here and other sites can tell you how much of an improvement it has made to our lives. I don't have the two illness's you have but we have all had some sort of illness or at least symptoms that have been caused by SA. In my case it was depression and that has lifted and I have been off all meds for over a year now. Obviously there is no cure for diabeties as there is not cure for SA but there is a gold class treatment, hopefully some of your symptoms may at least lift, good luck and ask any questions.
07-31-2013 10:13 PM
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