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GTOdude Offline

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Machine: RemStar Auto APAP
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Mask Make & Model: ResMed AirFIT P10
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CPAP Pressure: 7-14
CPAP Software: SleepyHead EncoreBasic

Other Comments: Other Dx: cabg x3 '94. Hypothyroid '15 and other maladies.

Sex: Male
Location: Central Valley, Left Coast

Post: #1
Possible Success?
I just noticed two things since I started PAP a week ago. Even though I still feel crappy,

1. I have a finger oximeter. When I would check myself sitting at the computer I was 93-96%. Now Im consistently 98-99%,

2. My hunger is way down and Ive dropped from 198-192 pounds. Im now a big man.

Is this a normal occurrence? Just wondering..

Mark
12-15-2015 12:38 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
CPAP Software: Other Software

Other Comments: μολὼν λαβέ

Sex: Male
Location: Калифорния

Post: #2
RE: Possible Success?
Many people with OSA have some degree of Atelectasis.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atelectasis

PAP pressure can recruit some of the collapsed alveoli; increasing PSaO2 even when off the PAP.

Some people also lose weight when they treat their apnea.
There could be any number of reason why that might happen.

edit: Permit me to speculate. Improved hemodynamics may have caused loss of water weight.

(I would love to be under 200# again!)

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12-15-2015 12:55 PM
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Possum Offline

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Machine: Resmed Airsense Autoset A10
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
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CPAP Pressure: 8-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: Innovo CMS-50F+ pulse oximeter

Sex: Male
Location: San Diego, California, USA

Post: #3
RE: Possible Success?
(12-15-2015 12:38 PM)GTOdude Wrote:  I just noticed two things since I started PAP a week ago. Even though I still feel crappy,

1. I have a finger oximeter. When I would check myself sitting at the computer I was 93-96%. Now Im consistently 98-99%,

2. My hunger is way down and Ive dropped from 198-192 pounds. Im now a big man.

Is this a normal occurrence? Just wondering..

Mark

Congratulations on your positive results! I wasn't aware that therapy could affect non-sleeping SP02 levels, but it sounds like yours have improved. Nice work on the weight loss too. The medical community has always said sleep apnea is one of those issues that causes a whole lot of other issues - heart disease, hypertension, weight gain, etc.

I wish I could say I've had the same results. I had hoped sleep apnea was the root of many of my health problems and therapy would make many of them kinda "go away" but so far that hasn't been the case. While I feel a little better and less sleepy during the day, I still have borderline blood pressure, haven't lost any weight, and have the same appetite for things I shouldn't eat.

I had hoped sleep apnea was the chicken, laying many bad eggs in my health, but now it appears my weight is actually the chicken. Maybe when I finally lose the weight after having the vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Feb, my sleep apnea will actually go away.
12-15-2015 12:57 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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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: #4
RE: Possible Success?
Hi GTOdude,
CONGRATULATIONS! on your weight loss and it’s great to hear the positive results, keep up the good work.

trish6hundred
12-15-2015 02:34 PM
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Diane1048 Offline

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Machine: ResMed Airsense 10 for Her with Built-in Wireless Connectivity
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Airfit P10 for Her
Humidifier: HumidAir - inbuilt
CPAP Pressure: Auto-CPAP 4 - 12
CPAP Software: SleepyHead Other Software

Other Comments: Started CPAP therapy Dec 2015 as Sleep Apnea makes my Blood Pressure very High | possible Diabetic

Sex: Female
Location: Sunshine Coast, Australia

Post: #5
RE: Possible Success?
Great results GTO Dude - I am hoping that my weight starts coming down too!! Best wishes with it all.
12-15-2015 02:46 PM
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