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Post: #1
Newly Diagnosed
New here, from upstate NY. Thank you for the board. Looks like there is a lot of good information here.

Still waiting for my titration study. I'm on oxygen at night until then. Waiting for the night I can actually sleep.

Sharon
04-29-2014 06:21 PM
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Tez62 Offline

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Post: #2
RE: Newly Diagnosed
Welcome butterflyksses (Sharon) and good luck with it, some people get a sudden boost of energy the day after their titration and after the first few days of using CPAP, hope you get that feeling straight away, I think it's from the fact that we can now breathe properly at night, something most of us haven't been able to do for a long time. My first peice of advice is go into this with a positive attitude and you will go a long way, good luck and keep us updated Smile
04-29-2014 06:26 PM
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Post: #3
RE: Newly Diagnosed
Welcome to the hosehead farm. It's really not all bad. I've been on CPAP for getting close to, well, a lot of years now. Finding a mask that you like, and that likes you is the key to get hosehead sleep.

There are a few pluses - really~!

My dream machine makes a great 'white-noise' generator.
Some people use their machine for 'aroma therapy'.

Some folks turn the whole thing into a hobby (like those hyper-milers in their Priuses) and track everything and try to get super low numbers.

A few people see amazing results the first night, but usually most people take 1-6 months to slowly notice improvement.

The heart damage caused by my OSA took a bit over ten years to heal, but I noticed a BIG change first day. I never used to dream, now I do.

*I* am not a DOCTOR or any type of Health Care Professional. My thoughts/suggestions/ideas are strictly only my opinions.

"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you. Jesus Christ and the American Soldier. One died for your Soul, the other for your Freedom."
04-29-2014 06:36 PM
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Post: #4
RE: Newly Diagnosed
Hi butterflyksses,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Best of luck to you as you start your CPAP journey.

trish6hundred
04-29-2014 06:59 PM
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Post: #5
RE: Newly Diagnosed
Glad you found us.

This board will offer you a wealth of information and a million butterfly kisses of compassion.

Sweet Dreams,

HerbM
Sleep study AHI: 49 RDI: 60 -- APAP 10-11 w/AHI: 1.5 avg for 7-days (up due likely to hip replacement recovery)

"We can all breathe together or we will all suffocate alone."
04-29-2014 07:00 PM
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butterflyksses Offline

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Post: #6
RE: Newly Diagnosed
Thank You both.

I'm on oxygen right now at night, but don't notice much difference. I have issues with allergies, so tend to be breathing through my mouth part way through the night.
I'm hoping the authorization for the study doesn't take as long as the first one did. My original visit was before Thanksgiving. My study was 3/6.
04-29-2014 07:02 PM
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Post: #7
RE: Newly Diagnosed
Another benefit I have found is that, since I _always_ wear my mask while sleeping, my subconscious has been trained so that when I put the mask on, it's sleep time. I often watch TV or do Sudoku puzzles in bed, but once that mask goes on, within minutes I'm out like a light.
04-29-2014 07:07 PM
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Post: #8
RE: Newly Diagnosed
Welcome to the forum from a fellow upstate New Yorker. I have been on CPAP only a few months and can assure you the knowledge and support of this forum has been the basis of my success with therapy. If you read and study as much as possible, you can be armend with all the right queries and demands (yes demands) when you engage the health care professionals. It has been my experience that you have to watch out for yourself and to do so you need knowledge. I wish you well and look forward to hearing your questions and reports.
04-29-2014 07:51 PM
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butterflyksses Offline

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RE: Newly Diagnosed
Thank You everyone for the Welcome!
04-29-2014 09:15 PM
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Post: #10
RE: Newly Diagnosed
Hi butterflyksses . Welcome to the forum . Welcome

04-29-2014 09:35 PM
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