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Lambsydoats Offline

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Other Comments: Initially: AHI=52; 2nd: AHI=18; CPAP 11-10-14; as of 8-18-15: AHI consistently under 5.0

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RE: How long before seeing health benefits
(11-15-2014 07:22 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  Ghost1958, that's awesome! (ima1958ertoo...)

Ghost1958, that's FANTASTIC!! (ima1958ertoo) Cool

To all, to each, a fair good-night,
And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.
Scott—Marmion. L’Envoy. To the Reader.

Diagnosed with OSA September 2014
AHI=18
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11-15-2014 07:25 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 8-15
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Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

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Post: #12
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
(11-15-2014 07:25 PM)Lambsydoats Wrote:  
(11-15-2014 07:22 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  Ghost1958, that's awesome! (ima1958ertoo...)

Ghost1958, that's FANTASTIC!! (ima1958ertoo) Cool

'58 was an awesome year Thumbs-up-2
11-15-2014 08:02 PM
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bwexler Offline

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Machine: PRS 1 BiPAP autoSV Advanced, with Heated Tube humidifier
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Mask Make & Model: Sleepweaver Élan
Humidifier: Resperonics Heated Tube humidifier
CPAP Pressure: Max pressure 25.0 cm H20, Max
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncorePro

Other Comments: CMS 50i with Software for SpO2

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Location: San Marcos, CA, USA

Post: #13
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
How many years did it take to get all messed up?
If you can correct all the problems in half or one quarter of those years, you might consider yourself lucky. It you are counting days, weeks or months good luck. As you can see a few folks have instant results others more subtle results.
After 4 years I no longer nod off behind the wheel. My nocturia is down to once a night, some nights not until 6 or 7 AM. Afib and BP still require meds. When I switched from APAP to ASV I gained 15 lbs from where I had been stable for 7 years. Still crave an afternoon nap. Never had headaches or GERD.
When you find the magic wand, please share it with all of us.
11-16-2014 03:46 PM
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CPAP Pressure: 12 ~ 20 & 11 ~12 if nasal mask
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Late stage 2 emphysema

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Location: Mousetown, Southern Illinois

Post: #14
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
I'm not so sure about 1958 being a great year, I spent it in the U.S.Army carrying a B.A.R. No, I don't look back with fond memories. It went downhill from there, I got married the following year. (just kidding, I think)

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Weight --- Lost 15 lbs. from lack of sleep before CPAP therapy, got 10 back
Cardiac status --- Still have BPM of 85 ~ 100, no change there
Polyuria/Nocturia --- Still wake 3 times nightly
Daytime yawning --- No change, still use it to tell folks when to leave
Attention span --- ....... Good except when Mrs. SD talks on & on (use yawning there too)
11-16-2014 04:02 PM
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Post: #15
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
I think there are significant health benefits that you might not see, such as less damage to your heart, less tendency to diabetes, not driving into a bridge abutment on the way to work, the real possibility of making it to 90 instead of only to 70, etc.

I honestly did not agree to the therapy for the benefit of feeling better as much as jumping fully on board once I understood how dangerous being strangled 55.7 times an hour really could be. With APAP I'm now down to about 3, maybe it can go even lower.

I have seen benefits. The first night I used the machine was also the first night ever in 5 years that I did not have to get up in the middle of the night to pee. Apparently not a coincidence. And it is worth it just for that; in 70 days I have had to get up once, maybe twice.

I am not falling asleep in meetings or on my way to work or on those brutal 4 AM shifts I sometimes have to cover. I also feel more with it, and more connected to everything. I actually feel smarter, and less like a guy who didn't get any sleep last night.

But other than that, I do not feel physically "better". On the contrary, it seems this therapy has caused me to have sinus headaches in the middle of the day, something I never had before. But they seem to be diminishing. I also seem to always have a bit of a sore throat.
11-17-2014 08:51 PM
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Franklyspeaking Offline

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Post: #16
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
My results were almost immediate. No more snoring, no more afternoon naps, no more endless nightly bathroom trips. It's a miracle machineDancing

I'm so thankful I found a machine and help.
11-17-2014 09:10 PM
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Post: #17
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
Well after having only 6 nights of therapy so far, as at an average of 6 1/2 hours a night on the PAP I do find myself feeling much sharper in the morning than I had before beginning therapy, with better concentration as I begin my workday. This appears to be great indication that I am on a good track with the therapy and that it does indeed work.
11-17-2014 10:01 PM
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Post: #18
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
The real important benefits show up immediately. You can't feel them but they're there. The lesser important benefits may take longer so be patient, they'll appear sooner or later. One day you'll just spontaneously start singing again and wonder why you hadn't done that lately. You'll wake up and stretch in the morning and feel like running the marathon. Your mood will be so upbeat that the small stuff no longer upsets you. It'll come, trust me and keep on PAPing.
11-17-2014 10:19 PM
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Eurika Offline

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Post: #19
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
For me it was immediate results, but I also quit smoking same day I started CPAP, double whammy at getting healthier.

No more hangovers. ( morning headaches )
No more reflux. ( I didn't know OSA caused it)
More daytime energy.
Better memory
Better concentration
Feel 20 years younger, ( shame I don't look it )

Quality of life 100% better.

CPAP rules OK !

Failure is NOT an option.
11-18-2014 09:58 AM
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Post: #20
RE: How long before seeing health benefits
(11-15-2014 07:25 PM)Lambsydoats Wrote:  
(11-15-2014 07:22 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  Ghost1958, that's awesome! (ima1958ertoo...)

Ghost1958, that's FANTASTIC!! (ima1958ertoo) Cool

(11-15-2014 08:02 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  
(11-15-2014 07:25 PM)Lambsydoats Wrote:  
(11-15-2014 07:22 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  Ghost1958, that's awesome! (ima1958ertoo...)

Ghost1958, that's FANTASTIC!! (ima1958ertoo) Cool

'58 was an awesome year Thumbs-up-2


Yep us 58 models rockCool Just need a little work on the breather systemsLaugh-a-lot
11-18-2014 10:58 AM
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