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Is this normal
#1
I've been using my CPAP for three nights. First morning: I woke full of energy. Second morning: I felt ok, definitely better than usual, but I became very tired in the afternoon. Third morning: I feel like I've ran a marathon. Also feel out of breath during the day. Zip energy. I can't get my readings (this is a Breas, so it will take me a while to get the figures). Did anyone else experience this? I've read about catching up on sleep etc. But I've noticed that others bounce back right away. So I'm a bit puzzled. Only have a meeting with the sleep doc in another month.

ETA: I sleep through the night with the mask, and as far as I can tell don't have leaks. Last night was the best in that respect, sleeping throughout the night with the mask.
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After APAP: See avatar: R2D2 for the win!

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle"
--Ian Maclaren

I don't snore! I just make creepy noises so the aliens know I'm not someone to be messed with.
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#2
(05-29-2014, 07:42 AM)Visitor Wrote: . Did anyone else experience this? I've read about catching up on sleep etc. But I've noticed that others bounce back right away. So I'm a bit puzzled. Only have a meeting with the sleep doc in another month.

ETA: I sleep through the night with the mask, and as far as I can tell don't have leaks. Last night was the best in that respect, sleeping throughout the night with the mask.

You might want to see if your DME can read your data and tell you if you're getting a lot of leaks or anything weird. No reason to wait a month if you're not getting good results.
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#3
Thanks, I sent my DME a text to flag it and asked about leaks.
Before APAP: [Image: DARTH-VADER_zpsa57946df.png]

After APAP: See avatar: R2D2 for the win!

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle"
--Ian Maclaren

I don't snore! I just make creepy noises so the aliens know I'm not someone to be messed with.
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#4
No joy from DME. Four years (plus probably) of my life have been been frittered away by this condition, if not more. The treatment is giving me some of my energy back (for which I'm extremely grateful). I'll put the extra boosts I get to good use by studying the figures and learning from you all. I'm not interested in second guessing my specialist whom I trust. The last thing he needs is a patient running in his wheels. It would be nice to know what the heck is going on though as I'm tired of watching the hour glass, so reading up on this I will Wink
Before APAP: [Image: DARTH-VADER_zpsa57946df.png]

After APAP: See avatar: R2D2 for the win!

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle"
--Ian Maclaren

I don't snore! I just make creepy noises so the aliens know I'm not someone to be messed with.
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#5
Just give it some time... Your body is very busy learning a new way of life and it will take a little while for the dust to settle. I thought I was never going to quit yawning 24/7. But I did and now I'm as active and alert as a school kid! Well, a 71 year old school kid anyhow.........
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#6
Thanks, I won't quit. Unless my mask eats my nose before the P10 arrives. Lanolin is helping out a treat though (thanks again!), so I might make it. I do understand this takes time. I just don't like flying blind I guess. In any case, I'll keep a log of how things progress, just so I get an idea where I'm heading.
Before APAP: [Image: DARTH-VADER_zpsa57946df.png]

After APAP: See avatar: R2D2 for the win!

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle"
--Ian Maclaren

I don't snore! I just make creepy noises so the aliens know I'm not someone to be messed with.
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#7
Silly question: when I switch from a nasal mask to a nasal pillow mask, do settings need to be adjusted on the APAP? I.e. should I let me DME know or can I just switch masks?
Before APAP: [Image: DARTH-VADER_zpsa57946df.png]

After APAP: See avatar: R2D2 for the win!

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle"
--Ian Maclaren

I don't snore! I just make creepy noises so the aliens know I'm not someone to be messed with.
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#8
(05-29-2014, 03:49 PM)Visitor Wrote: Silly question: when I switch from a nasal mask to a nasal pillow mask, do settings need to be adjusted on the APAP?
Yes on the S9 AutoSet, the S9 subtract intentional leak from total leak and report/display unintentional leak

Check what the clinical manual say about different mask settings
The manual is available via Email, go to section three - other manuals
http://www.apneaboard.com/adjust-cpap-pr...tup-manual

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#9
(05-29-2014, 07:42 AM)Visitor Wrote: I sleep through the night with the mask, and as far as I can tell don't have leaks.

Mouth-leaking is a problem consistent with your symptoms. Do you ever wake up with air hissing out of your mouth? Probably not because you sleep through the night, but a check of your data will reveal whether or not you are spending large amounts of time with a large leak.

A chin strap is the remedy for this problem.

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(05-29-2014, 04:06 PM)Sleepster Wrote:
(05-29-2014, 07:42 AM)Visitor Wrote: I sleep through the night with the mask, and as far as I can tell don't have leaks.

Mouth-leaking is a problem consistent with your symptoms. Do you ever wake up with air hissing out of your mouth? Probably not because you sleep through the night, but a check of your data will reveal whether or not you are spending large amounts of time with a large leak.

A chin strap is the remedy for this problem.

If you wake up with a dry mouth, this might be a sign that your mouth is opening up and you're not getting as effective a treatment (and hence the return to low energy levels).

Keep with it, Visitor....it is worth it.
INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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