(01-03-2015, 04:43 PM)TyroneShoes Wrote: If I were thinking about "jumping out", the first thing I would do would be to lower my pressure to a straight 4 cm and see what sort of numbers I was getting.
I suggest that an important thing would be to use a recording pulse oximeter, to see how our pulse and O2 are doing all night. (Like surferdude2 uses.)
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
Hi all, just a line to state the obvious really - I believe every one is different and needs to manage their condition accordingly and whilst the majority of people who can tolerate CPAP/APAP most will be on a life long "voyage".
Myself, was told it would be for life, but after a years treatment on APAP and losing 28kg, I have successfully "jumped out". I regularly monitor my o2 with wrist oximeter and if ever I see problems I will not hesitate to "jump back in". After being diagnosed with severe OSA and being told I would be on it for life it was indeed a leap of faith for me to give up something of a safety net which had improved my life and health so very much in such a relatively short time but 6 months on I'm sleeping fine without my S9.
I keep popping back on the sleep forums from which I learnt so much and although I am one of those who had no issues with the treatment from the first nights trial I am fully aware of how lucky I am to have had my own situation "resolved by weight loss" (as my consultant phrased it) and once again it is possible to jump out under the correct criteria but not that common!
Happy New Year to you all and the best wishes for your personal XPAP voyage whether it be long or short!