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New to APAP - 50 days in
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RE: New to APAP - 50 days in
(01-17-2019, 01:55 PM)SleepFoo Wrote: Well, it's been a few more days Steve. How is are you feeling now?

It took me three two and a half months of being on the machine to start to notice a difference. Some people it helps them immediately. For me, it took some time figuring out which mask and pressure settings worked best to allow me to adjust to the mask and the whole process.

Let me tell you one thing that makes this process difficult to adhere to. If you start out with this new treatment in your life and the pressure settings are high from the get go, it will likely defeat most people. Force your doctor to prescribe a lower pressure setting to allow you to get used to this whole new process in your life.

Let us know how things are progressing. Thanks!

I'm not having any problems with the pressure, and my charts look mostly clean. If there's anything I feel I need to work on it's the mask I'm using. Cloth sleeves I made have mostly stopped the morning lines on my face, but I'm still dealing with airflow issues with this particular style mask. There's sufficient air that it's not going to kill me, but I think there are improvements that can be made.

I've dealt with chronic fatigue the last 20 years or so (I really don't remember when it started, but I didn't deal with it in the service in the 80's) and I was hopeful I would be one of those people that puts on a mask and it's all rainbows and unicorns, but I don't think that's going to happen. Still, I'm not going to stop treatment and I'm going to continue to work on trying another mask as money permits. I've stepped so far outside of what the VA has prescribed by buying my own machine I don't expect much help from them. Fortunately that also gives me free license to change settings as I feel appropriate :-)

Speaking of which, I've left off changing setting the last couple days, I need to go download my charts.

Steve
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