(06-11-2014, 06:10 PM)ShelaghDB Wrote: Although i did not like my doctor at all due to his very poor bedside manner, he did tell me that as soon as i lost this weight it was highly unlikely I would need the machine.
He told my hubbie who was borderline that it wasn't necessary for him to take a machine and that losing some weight would be all he would need but even in my case with Severe Sleep Apnea, he said it was my choice if I wanted it because he felt if I did lose the weight within the 2 year period I said i would be losing it in I wouldn't be needing it.
And this is coming from apparently one of the best if not the best respirologist in Toronto.
So time will tell as my weight is already dropping but i will let u know once it has if they still think I need it or not .
But just the fact with Severe Sleep Apnea he said he did not think I would need it if the weight was lost and I go back down to my regular 115-120 weight, I think says a lot....
I was diagnosed with severe SA (67 events per hour) when I weighed 325#. One year later, I was down to 210# and found that I now required a higher pressure to keep the numbers down. On APAP I'm set for 9-17, and occasionally hit the 17 limit. (I'm now consistent at 0.1 events per night) So it looks like losing weight and going off therapy are not in my future. Sure hope that you prove it can happen.