(10-30-2013, 10:42 AM)skyler Wrote: mdh235, what I'm interested in is how you feel. Your AHI is normal by the numbers so the hypopneas, though long, must not be too frequent. I think it's time for you to look past the numbers to your sense of well being and being rested. Are you getting the improvements you want and expected from your therapy?
Would like to hear from you. How long have you been using CPAP? If nothing else I would think the medical pros on your team would be happy with your compliance. Unless you are reporting real problems with feeling rested they should feel no need to look further. You're a success!
I'm into PAP about three months now. Like most people, my biggest problem has been finding a mask I can live with. The Quattro Air I use now is the best of the bunch, but periodically - last night for example - it just starts to leak. Tonight it will probably be fine again.
As for how I feel, I'm definitely better than before PAP. I'd like to have longer periods of uninterrupted sleep, but the sleep I do get is better than pre-PAP nights.
As for the medical pros on my team, I think they're still playing in the minor leagues. Since I'm not really "that sick", I only see a PA now, not the doctor. I'm not sure that he knows more about this than I do now, particularly since he has no way (he says) of reading my data card. For that, I have to send it to the DME, who then generates some sort of report for him to review.
The reason I ask so many questions here is that I feel much more confident of getting the correct answer here than from my "team".
So, thanks again to all the people who make this site work so well for poor, clueless people like me.