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New to CPAP treatment, feeling worse
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Cjl1006 Offline

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Joined: May 2015

Machine: Resmed air sense 10
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Quattro fx
Humidifier: Built in
CPAP Pressure: 7-15
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Female
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New to CPAP treatment, feeling worse
I have recently been diagnosed to OSA and prescribed APAP therapy. Within the first week I felt almost completely better, most if not all of my symptoms were relieved. I am now about 8 weeks into treatment. Since that first week I have a huge return of all symptoms and I feel just as bad if not worse. My main symptoms are excessive daytime fatigue, depression, short of breath, headaches and body weakness. I have seen my doctor and they narrowed my pressure from 5-20 to 7-15. I am not fully convinced that this will help, but I feel aweful. I just don't understand why I seemed to feel so great after the first week and now aweful again. Thanks for any help.
05-13-2015 02:48 PM
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Joined: Nov 2014

Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: H5i humidifier with ClimateLine heated hose
CPAP Pressure: 8-15
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: diabetes II, Thyroidectomized, Primary Immune Deficiency, and the list goes on :P

Sex: Female
Location: Oregon

Post: #2
RE: New to CPAP treatment, feeling worse
Assuming that your Airsense 10 is data capable, you would want to look at the data and see if your AHI has risen. Pressure too low, too high (and a rise in CA events), excessive leakage, could all be problems with the efficacy of the therapy, but the data is necessary to even make a guess Smile

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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05-13-2015 04:10 PM
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Mark Douglas Offline

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Joined: Apr 2015

Machine: Sys 1 (60) RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-Flex 760P Auto Bi-Level (Variabl
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: PR Wisp
Humidifier: PR Sys One heated
CPAP Pressure: RiseTime 3 Fxd E-9.0 / I-11.5
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Sex: Male
Location: SW Ohio

Post: #3
RE: New to CPAP treatment, feeling worse
My first night on cpap was wonderful! Next few days were great. Now on the 11 day I feel like crap again. AHI numbers are low of .26 to high about 2.70. From what I read here many would love to have those numbers....
I don't get it
I don't get it either.

I use my PAP machine nightly and I feel great!
Updated: Philips Respironics System One (60 Series)
RemStar BiPAP Auto with Bi-FlexModel 760P -
Rise Time x3 Fixed Bi-Level EPAP 9.0 IPAP 11.5 (cmH2O)
05-13-2015 06:53 PM
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Joined: Jul 2014

Machine: ResMed VPAP Adapt S9
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: P10 taped to face
Humidifier: included with machine
CPAP Pressure: CPAP 11cm
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

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Sex: Male
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Post: #4
RE: New to CPAP treatment, feeling worse
(05-13-2015 02:48 PM)Cjl1006 Wrote:  I have recently been diagnosed to OSA and prescribed APAP therapy. Within the first week I felt almost completely better, most if not all of my symptoms were relieved. I am now about 8 weeks into treatment. Since that first week I have a huge return of all symptoms and I feel just as bad if not worse. My main symptoms are excessive daytime fatigue, depression, short of breath, headaches and body weakness. I have seen my doctor and they narrowed my pressure from 5-20 to 7-15. I am not fully convinced that this will help, but I feel aweful. I just don't understand why I seemed to feel so great after the first week and now aweful again. Thanks for any help.

Can you download Sleepyhead so we can see your data??
http://www.sleepfiles.com/SH2/

Storywizard
05-13-2015 06:59 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Joined: May 2012

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: #5
RE: New to CPAP treatment, feeling worse
Hi Cjl1006,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
As others have suggested, download SleepyHead and post your data so people can help you.
Hang in there for more suggestions and much success to you with your CPAP therapy and sleeping better.

trish6hundred
05-13-2015 08:11 PM
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