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trailrider Offline

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Posts: 304
Joined: Feb 2015

Machine: A10 Autoset for Her
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: Eson or P10
Humidifier: autoset
CPAP Pressure: 6-12 DME, 7-13 me
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: engineer. EPR at 3, unheated hose, humidity at 2. Routine hose entanglement.

Sex: Female
Location: Ontario

Post: #1
Cool I Feel better! (And You Can Too!)
It's been 3-4 months now since I started APAP, and about three weeks since I got "settled" and everything seems comfortable. And wow, am I feeling better!

-My depression is receding to a little blip and is not the millstone it has felt like for years.
-I'm able focus at work and write my reports EASILY. It's not the struggle it was.
-I am redoing a bathroom-because I can! Cool

My AHI's bounce between 0.1 and 2.5. But it doesn't matter, because I feel better. Amazing what sleep and oxygenation can do for you!

All the help and comments on here have been great! Keep at it, don't give up, give your body time to get adjusted, try a new mask if your current one doesn't seem to work, etc. etc.

You guys were right, it does take time for the body to heal from the sleep deprivation. Even after starting therapy I was a bit better but still tired. But this past week really showed me the change in myself. I was whipping off tasks and readings. I am cleaning my office and files this week. That made me realize how different I feel today (and the past several) from the usual.

Thanks so much to everyone here for the thoughts and comments and suggestions and support. My next step will be to reduce flipping my machine off the night table to less than once a week!

04-09-2015 11:43 AM
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OpalRose Offline


Posts: 3,033
Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: PR System One REMstar Auto 560 with A Flex
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: AirFit P10 For Her
Humidifier: REMStar heated humidifier with heated hose
CPAP Pressure: Auto Cpap 10-13 AFLEX 1
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Started CPAP Therapy October 23, 2014

Sex: Female
Location: Northeast Ohio, USA

Post: #2
RE: I Feel better! (And You Can Too!)
Thanks for sharing, and glad you are doing so well!
You are right in saying it takes time. Your body has a lot of healing to do and everyone is different.
I have been on therapy for a little over 5 months now. I know I felt good after just a few days, but now I am starting to see lower AHI numbers and have a lot more energy than I thought possible.

04-09-2015 12:02 PM
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retired_guy Offline

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Posts: 2,744
Joined: Jan 2014

Machine: ResMed S9 Autoset
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Airfit P10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 10.6/14, EPR 3
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Is it bedtime yet?

Sex: Male
Location: Beautiful, albeit very wet Oregon Coast

Post: #3
RE: I Feel better! (And You Can Too!)
Nice to hear your great results, Trailgirl. Keep in touch!
04-09-2015 12:47 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Posts: 6,300
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: #4
RE: I Feel better! (And You Can Too!)
Hi trailrider,It's good to hear that you are feeling better and have more energy.
GREAT JOB,! keep up the good work.

04-09-2015 01:02 PM
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