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..
12-15-2015, 12:55 PM
(This post was last modified: 12-15-2015, 12:58 PM by justMongo.)
Many people with OSA have some degree of 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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