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How long before seeing health benefits
How long before you saw or did you see benefits to your overall health after beginning CPAP therapy? How long and how much???

BP improvements
Weight
Cardiac status
Polyuria/Nocturia
Daytime yawning
Attention span

what else....
11-14-2014 08:09 PM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
Morning headache gone first night used PAP, not sure how long for nocturia but now I get up once to pee and some night none

Weight loss, is all about how much food I eat and how much calories I need. To loose any kilos, I'll have to eat less than my calories needs but not going happen any time soon for this couch potato

As for feeling better, took some time adjusting and get the hang of it

Its been said "Rome was not built in a day" and "a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
and
There is always light at the end of the tunnel
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11-14-2014 08:26 PM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
Hi DariaVader,
For some people, the benefits are noticed right away and for others, it takes quite a while to notice.
Hang in there for more responses to your post.

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11-14-2014 08:46 PM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
I have been on APAP for 7 weeks.
BP: Never had a problem.
Morning Headache: gone after 5 days.
Nocturia: Gone after 5 days.
Daytime Yawning/Dozing Off: after 15 days or so.
Attention Span: Still increasing.
All in all, its after 40+ days that I had 2 perfect days in a row.

Started APAP 4-20, Closed range to 7.5-14, then straight 8.0 w/ Aflex 3
RDI always below 1. But sleep much much better at straight pressure.
Started on F10, Tried Quattro Air successfully. Finally settled on P10.
11-14-2014 08:59 PM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
(11-14-2014 08:59 PM)AshSF Wrote:  I have been on APAP for 7 weeks.
BP: Never had a problem.
Morning Headache: gone after 5 days.
Nocturia: Gone after 5 days.
Daytime Yawning/Dozing Off: after 15 days or so.
Attention Span: Still increasing.
All in all, its after 40+ days that I had 2 perfect days in a row.
Hi AshSF,
It's great to hear that you are doing well with your CPAP therapy. Keep up the good work and WELCOME! to the forum.!

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11-14-2014 09:05 PM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
How long before you saw or did you see benefits to your overall health after beginning CPAP therapy? How long and how much???

BP improvements --- Don't know. Doing ok though.
Weight --- Not much change. Went back to Twinkies, so that should help.
Cardiac status --- Don't know that that needed improvement.
Polyuria/Nocturia --- Much improvement right away.
Daytime yawning --- Took awhile, but I kind of enjoy yawning.
Attention span --- ....... I'm sorry, what were we talking about?
11-14-2014 09:07 PM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
I have had 5 nights on CPAP. Total N00b... but I am excited because now that I know I have apnea, and what it does, (and is treatable) I believe that I had it all my life not just since I got to be old and fat. only 1 night out of 5 have I had to get up and go pee. This has never happened before - I have literally gone in the middle of the night at least once a night and usually a great deal more for all of my life. Morning headaches (and body aches)only once in 5 days. BP, i am hoping... that is why they sent me for the sleep study. Weight --- that would be awesome. but I am really hoping that the next tick on the list will be some relief from constant yawning (another for all my life issue) and sleepiness. Since I got the hose, all I want is to sleep all the time!!! I wake up alert, and a couple hours later am ready for more nice deep sleep. It has improved some tho and maybe will be all gone if I can figure out how not to let my eyes puff up into big balloons every night.

I was hoping to hear more say something like - oh, yes, my BP and weight both plummeted like a rock after 2 to 3 mo on PAP Big Grin
11-14-2014 11:13 PM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
I wish my weight dropped too but no luck, looks like the best exercise I was getting was the fight to breath at night. The nocturia went away quickly as did the gerd / acid reflux. Just awake and more alert, not dozing off in the first lull in activity. My eyes did puff up also, don't know why but it went away by itself.
Was there a day time yodeling question? Oh yawning, that would have to get better but may take some time. Keep up the battle.

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11-15-2014 01:25 AM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
76 days on the machine.


BP improvements Barely to uncontrolled with meds under control with two less meds in two weeks.

Weight 43 lb weight loss
Cardiac status Afib on and off after ablation surgery two years before going on pap. None now.

Polyuria/Nocturia Gone first day

Daytime yawning Gone first day.

Attention span Totally confused for a couple hours in the mornings before, gone first day.

what else....

After a couple weeks== Physical stamina greatly improved. Better wind. Better muscle tone.

Nails no longer bluish looking. Overall skin color normal. Pale before due to nightly low O2 and not having enough energy to do much of anything.

Overall within a week when I wake up Im awake. No drowsy, cant get up fog. Dont feel like a walking dead person struggling to get through a day. Of course I thought that was normal before cpap. It aint thank goodness LOL.
11-15-2014 01:42 AM
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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
Ghost1958, that's awesome! (ima1958ertoo...)
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