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New to CPAP treatment, feeling worse
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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.
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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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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)
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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

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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
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