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Need help understanding my results
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Need help understanding my results
Hi, I am new to CPAP, got my ResMed Auto 11 around May 1st and have been using ever since. I am a female, late 40's, been overweight pretty much my entire life but no real health problems (good cholesterol, blood sugar, etc) but had a weird episode in October that put me on blood pressure meds. I've been trying to figure out the cause of my dizzy spells ever since. They still don't know, but part of the diagnostic process led me to an ENT and later sleep Dr. ENT determined I had sinus issues, a small throat, enlarged tonsils and deviated septum. Asked if I snored and of course yes, husband even worried about it.

Anyhow, sleep study determined AHI of 30.2, with SPO2 dropping to 75%, and spending a good bit of time below 90%. I was not happy about CPAP, but doctor scared me into it, and hubby was happy I wasn't snoring (after making a few pig snout and elephant jokes first). After the chat with the doctor, I was excited to use CPAP, as I thought it was going to make me feel so much better! I'm still waiting for that feeling. Actually, for the first couple weeks I was discouraged because I actually felt worse and then had this stupid mask to wear on top of it.  But I've stuck with it, because I've read it can take a while to feel results.

In the meantime, I would love if someone could look at my info and give me a little insight as far as any tweaks, suggestions, or observations. I lost insurance right after being diagnosed (paid for the machine out of pocket), and new insurance doesn't kick in for another month. So I've been reading up on my own.

Also, I read a study where many actually GAIN weight on CPAP, which has me worried. I've fought hard to lose the 15 lbs I've lost in the past several months, the idea of it leading to weight gain has me concerned. My doctor feels it will have the opposite effect on me, but I'm feeling no different any which way so far.

Thanks!


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