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jesshayss Offline

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Joined: May 2015

Machine: ResMed AirSense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: AirFit F10
Humidifier: ResMed
CPAP Pressure: 14-18
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
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Post: #1
Grin New User/My Experience! :)
Hi, I just wanted to take the time to post my experience so far on my therapy!
I am 25 years old, and I've snored for as long as I can remember. Starting about 3 years ago, I started having episodes of waking in the middle of the night gasping for air. Since then it progressed and got much worse. Over the past 4-5 months I started having symptoms of oxygen deprivation at night. I would wake up with head-splitting migraines, which would go away within minutes of waking up and taking deep breaths. Also, within the past month I would wake up with the migraines on top of my body temperature being very low, uncontrollable shivering, ect.
I had my sleep study done about a month ago, and the doctor found that I stopped breathing over 110 times per hour, and my oxygen dropped to 47%, which is very scary to me! On any typical night, I would wake up AT LEAST once per hour, if not more.
I got my cpap [ResMed AutoSense 10 with full face mask, pressure 14-18] 2 nights ago, and as soon as I put it on the first night, I slept very soundly for 4 hours, and woke up because I pulled a muscle in my arm for laying in one spot for too long (lol). Then went back to sleep and slept through my alarm until my husband woke me up at 7:30. Last night, I went to sleep and didn't wake up once all night. It's been absolutely amazing. I feel like a whole new person. I don't know if I could have made it much longer without this!
I looked on the ResMed Myair website and my sleep score for last night was 83/100. I only had 0.6 episodes/hour.
Overall very happy and excited!!
05-22-2015 03:48 PM
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OpalRose Offline

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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: New User/My Experience! :)
jesshayss,
Welcome to the forum. I'm so happy for you! It's good that you have been diagnosed at a young age. A lot of us here, including myself, went 10, 15 or more years before being diagnosed not knowing what was wrong.

Keep up the good work and look forward to hearing how your progress.
Smile

OpalRose
05-22-2015 04:09 PM
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La Zona Offline

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Posts: 4
Joined: May 2015

Machine: Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Fisher & Paykel Simplus
Humidifier: Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto
CPAP Pressure: 8 - 18
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: California, USA

Post: #3
RE: New User/My Experience! :)
(05-22-2015 03:48 PM)jesshayss Wrote:  Hi, I just wanted to take the time to post my experience so far on my therapy!
I am 25 years old, and I've snored for as long as I can remember. Starting about 3 years ago, I started having episodes of waking in the middle of the night gasping for air. Since then it progressed and got much worse. Over the past 4-5 months I started having symptoms of oxygen deprivation at night. I would wake up with head-splitting migraines, which would go away within minutes of waking up and taking deep breaths. Also, within the past month I would wake up with the migraines on top of my body temperature being very low, uncontrollable shivering, ect.
I had my sleep study done about a month ago, and the doctor found that I stopped breathing over 110 times per hour, and my oxygen dropped to 47%, which is very scary to me! On any typical night, I would wake up AT LEAST once per hour, if not more.
I got my cpap [ResMed AutoSense 10 with full face mask, pressure 14-18] 2 nights ago, and as soon as I put it on the first night, I slept very soundly for 4 hours, and woke up because I pulled a muscle in my arm for laying in one spot for too long (lol). Then went back to sleep and slept through my alarm until my husband woke me up at 7:30. Last night, I went to sleep and didn't wake up once all night. It's been absolutely amazing. I feel like a whole new person. I don't know if I could have made it much longer without this!
I looked on the ResMed Myair website and my sleep score for last night was 83/100. I only had 0.6 episodes/hour.
Overall very happy and excited!!


Thanks for sharing your experience. I was in a similar situation experiencing thing like that since I was 25. Except I never got diagnosed until this year, and I am 40 now. It's such a great thing to have good sleep!
05-22-2015 04:23 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: New User/My Experience! :)
Hi jesshayss,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
I'm glad to hear that you are doing so well with CPAP therapy.
Hang in there for more responses and much success to you.

trish6hundred
05-22-2015 09:08 PM
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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: #5
RE: New User/My Experience! :)
That's great Jess!!

Now download sleepyhead and learn to read your data. In a week or so look at your stats and we can help you tweak things a bit if needed. But it sounds like you are doing great!
05-22-2015 09:57 PM
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JVinNE Offline

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Posts: 262
Joined: Jan 2015

Machine: ResMed Aircurve 10 ASV Bilevel
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: F&P Simplus aka Facedigger
Humidifier: HumidAirâ„¢ with climate line
CPAP Pressure: Min EPAP 5 Max IPAP 13 PS 1-2
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: New, ASV Barbie, now with morning fart action.

Sex: Female
Location: New England

Post: #6
RE: New User/My Experience! :)
(05-22-2015 04:23 PM)La Zona Wrote:  
(05-22-2015 03:48 PM)jesshayss Wrote:  Hi, I just wanted to take the time to post my experience so far on my therapy!
I am 25 years old, and I've snored for as long as I can remember. Starting about 3 years ago, I started having episodes of waking in the middle of the night gasping for air. Since then it progressed and got much worse. Over the past 4-5 months I started having symptoms of oxygen deprivation at night. I would wake up with head-splitting migraines, which would go away within minutes of waking up and taking deep breaths. Also, within the past month I would wake up with the migraines on top of my body temperature being very low, uncontrollable shivering, ect.
I had my sleep study done about a month ago, and the doctor found that I stopped breathing over 110 times per hour, and my oxygen dropped to 47%, which is very scary to me! On any typical night, I would wake up AT LEAST once per hour, if not more.
I got my cpap [ResMed AutoSense 10 with full face mask, pressure 14-18] 2 nights ago, and as soon as I put it on the first night, I slept very soundly for 4 hours, and woke up because I pulled a muscle in my arm for laying in one spot for too long (lol). Then went back to sleep and slept through my alarm until my husband woke me up at 7:30. Last night, I went to sleep and didn't wake up once all night. It's been absolutely amazing. I feel like a whole new person. I don't know if I could have made it much longer without this!
I looked on the ResMed Myair website and my sleep score for last night was 83/100. I only had 0.6 episodes/hour.
Overall very happy and excited!!


Thanks for sharing your experience. I was in a similar situation experiencing thing like that since I was 25. Except I never got diagnosed until this year, and I am 40 now. It's such a great thing to have good sleep!

La Zona, this is off topic, but does your F&P full face mask leak quite a bit?
05-23-2015 08:01 PM
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