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Machine: ResMed Autoset Spirit
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ComfortGel Blue
Humidifier: HumiAire 2i
CPAP Pressure: 6-15
CPAP Software: Not using software

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Sex: Male

Post: #11
RE: Pretty depressed
(09-10-2013 07:28 PM)Eddie702 Wrote:  I guess I am upset that after 2 months I thought I would feel better or I hoped the Dr would come up with a "miracle" LOL, LOL.

I *completely* understand. I've been on a CPAP for more than a decade now. When I got diagnosed I was always tired. And I heard from friends online about how after their titration study they were bouncing off the walls they were so full of energy. So I was ready to experience that.

I've never had that, ever. And damn was that discouraging.

I had nasal problems that led to a lot of compliance issues. And even when all that was resolved, the non-auto CPAP didn't work well for me. This was before all the units with C-Flex/EPR. Full pressure was too hard to breath against and get to sleep, but using ramping meant not enough pressure for me to get enough air on inhalation. So they got me the Auto machine. Well, eventually. That DME was terrible, and I've used another wonderful one for years now.

Even so, no miracle cure. It wasn't until like 1 year into good compliance that I realized it *was* helping. Yes, if I got only 5-6 hours of sleep I was tired. But I was only *tired*. Previously I would have had trouble staying conscious during the day. And that's when I got happier, because it *was* working.
09-15-2013 09:57 AM
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Joined: May 2012

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: #12
RE: Pretty depressed
Hi kurtm, WELCOME! to the forum.!
Great to hear that CPAP therapy is working for you.

09-16-2013 09:16 PM
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PsychoMike Offline

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Joined: Aug 2013

Machine: ResMed S9 AutoSet
Mask Type: Other
Mask Make & Model: Varies with mood, ResMed F20 is my primary
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 12-17
CPAP Software: SleepyHead

Other Comments: asthma, cyclist upgraditis, just a little crazy (honest :D )

Sex: Male
Location: Alberta, Canada

Post: #13
RE: Pretty depressed
Eddie, it can take a while, so keep trying. With my work and fun activities, masks and positive pressure weren't a completely foreign thing to me so I took to it right away... but as you can see, for others it has been a bit more of a challenge.

Once you've got the pressure to where it needs to be (and possibly get an APAP so it can tweak it when it needs to), hopefully it'll result in far fewer apnea events and a much better sleep overall. Although we're all different, it seems that the right pressure + the right mask = good chance of getting good sleep.
09-19-2013 04:33 PM
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