(05-03-2013 06:30 PM)trish6hundred Wrote: Hi LolaBelle,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Sounds like you have had quite a time of things.
I know all of this can be overwhelming but hang in there.
You have come to the right place for help with your CPAP therapy.
Hang tight for more responses to your questions.
Thank you for the warm welcome! And yes I have had a bit of a long ride figuring this all out but im so glad im on my way to recovery!
(05-03-2013 08:01 PM)cbramsey Wrote: Welcome to the forum!!! We are glad you joined us!!!
Thank you for the welcome
Im so glad I found this board!
(05-03-2013 10:21 PM)Shastzi Wrote: Hi Lola,
That's pretty much how it starts with some people. The apnea always begins to take it's heavy toll.
I am glad you're headed down the right path.
Cheers & good luck!
Thank you for the welcome and yes it does I cant believe how it can sneak up on you like that, I never knew!
(05-04-2013 01:57 AM)Tez62 Wrote: LolaBelle, just reading your initial post, you know alot of your symptoms and illness's are typically linked to sleep apnea. I think if you go into this with a positive attitude and use your CPAP correctly some or all the things may lift. It's good that you want to lose weight just for your general health and hopefully can stop the onset of diabeties. The weight think is a catch 22, when people have sleep apnea they are tired and don't exercise becasuse they are too tired too and as in your case maybe sleep too much so with the lack of movement they put on weight. They sometimes also need to eat the wrong types of food for emotional eating, more sugary foods. They get a sudden fix if you like but it isn't good for them in the long run. Hopefully once your on CPAP you may have more energy to be able to exercise and you will need a good meal regime, I don't like saying diet because if you eat the right foods and exercise you should lose weight, anyway good luck and keep us updated on your progress.
Yes definitely this whole thing is a major change for me I started making a change before I found out because I wanted to be healthier and than this all happened and it just makes me so glad I started this all and I CANT WAITTT until im less tired so working out isn't such a chore.... doing anything is a chore lately at least now I know why
it all makes so much sense now Thank you for the welcome!
(05-04-2013 09:21 AM)iSnooze Wrote: Hi LolaBelle,
like you I noticed that my ability to think and function normally was going downhill and I was sleeping a lot but never felt rested. I'm so grateful for my cpap machine. I never want to feel that way again.
I don't know what to tell you to stop the air from the mask leaking into your eye. I do know that it often takes trying several masks to find the one that works best for you. Everyone's face and pressure tolerance is difference. What works for one isn't guaranteed to work for others.
I've never tried nasal pillows but from what I've heard is it takes a little bit of time to adjust to. You're not used to having some strange item in both nostrils all night long. If might want to try Lansinoh, which is a product used while breastfeeding. Almost every pharmacy or Wal-mart type stores carry it. It would be in the baby section.
Let us know what happens after you meet your doctor and go over the results.
Thank you for the warm welcome and I will definitely be keeping you updated im sure ill have more questions I still have so many of them lol I know i will be hopefully able to try out a couple of different masks to see what works and what doesn't i don't wanna get stuck with just trying one out I wanna see how the other ones are and I will definitely be trying something like that I never thought of lansinoh I know exactly what your talking about that's a brilliant idea
theres so many little things I still don't know all the tips and tricks and everything so thank you for that tip!
(05-04-2013 01:04 PM)TinyL Wrote: Welcome to the group...I'm a newbie myself.
I found it interesting talking to my sleep study tech about weight. She said that weight can be a big factor in apnea, but they have a lot of patients that are not overweight at all. Guess there are a lot of causes for the condition. Good luck when you get the machine. Just had my first night on mine...really was a big help already!
Hello fellow newbie
We both have so much to learn! I'm so glad you got your machine! I cant wait to get mine actually...I don't understand why people are against using it I know its not comfortable and can be scary but the benefits of having your life together and feeling better and actually being able to function greatly outweigh it and I know ill get used to it as time goes by I know just that small amount of sleep I got with my cpap at the sleep study already felt different when I woke up I dunno how to describe it, I just felt more peacefull and I guess more rested I was still tired but I didn't feel like I had been doing things all night in my sleep and not actually resting so it was good keep me updated on your progress!!
(05-04-2013 01:12 PM)Bompa Wrote: Hi again Lola:
You've come to the right place to seek help and good advice.
Hang in there my friend help is on the way!!
Hi thank you for your welcoming message!! and yes im glad I found this place belonging to a community really makes a world of difference its a lot less lonely and isolating when you know theres other people going through the same thing! no one in my family has this accept my birth father had sleep apnea but I don't talk to him ( for good reason) so I have no idea if he ever used a cpap or anything so im the only one in my family who has it and its new to me and my husband weve never been around any cpap machines or anything so theres a lot of little things to learn
Thank you all for your messages it definitely makes me a lot more positive about this all so thank you for the support!!