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[Symptoms] Foggy head
#1
Hello all, after seven months of blowing air into my lungs 100% of my nights, a fog has settled over my brain making me feel similar to how I did before I began CPAP therapy. The inability to focus and little patience. I always had the feeling like I had been trying to inflate my head like a beach ball all night since I began CPAP, but now it seems to be doing little to give me a good nights sleep. I am always getting at least seven hours of CPAP and have my s9 turned to auto with no notable change in pressure ( 6 to 12) and the resscan data looks great. Am I going through a brain chemistry realignment phase, has anyone experienced such a thing at this particular point in their therapy, I have no idea how long I had sleep apnea before I was diagnosed as borderline severe. Any thoughts or help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much
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#2
What does the data say from your machine? Are you having increased apnea or hypopnea events?
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#3
Thanks for your response, over the past four months since I've gotten my s9 my apnea index is .9 on average, spread equally between obstructive and central. Although it may fluctuate a little there has been no uptick in the near past, nothing over 3. 3.6 on leakage, 95th percentile pressure 8.6, pretty much looks like I've been cured, with this therapy.
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#4
And the pressures have remained fairly much the same as well?

If the AHI is decent, then it could be something unrelated to sleep apnea. Consider seeing your GP. Take a list of your issues.
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(06-04-2012, 07:08 PM)Airhead Wrote: pretty much looks like I've been cured, with this therapy.
CPAP therapy is a treatment not a cure it,ll only treat you if you use it every night all night and when not used apnea would come back Smile

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#6
Thanks Zonk, you mean it will come back even if you move to a new house?
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(06-04-2012, 09:40 PM)Airhead Wrote: Thanks Zonk, you mean it will come back even if you move to a new house?
What I meant is that unless its been used its not going to help just like if someone stopped taking his blood pressure medication,
his blood pressure would rise.


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#8
Agreed, if I don't use my CPAP tests show I am not breathing for three hours a night, but I have been using it 100% of my sleep time. Maybe I was expecting too much of the therapy. I checked my oxygen levels and they are fine also. I thought maybe my brain was saying thank you for the oxygen, but now I'm going to send you the bill for all the abuse over the previous years of sleep and oxygen deprivation. With a quick search of the Internet I find plenty of CPAP users who still experience a high level of fatigue and wondered if there was a common answer to this phenomena. After sleep apnea drug me to the ground last fall I thought I had the answer for my low level of energy and felt lucky to have diagnosed myself (initially) with sleep apnea. If I have to wear the mask I want my energy. Am I preaching to the choir or is everyone else bouncing off the walls with energy?
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#9
Maybe your expectations are too high? CPAP is not a magic bullet. To feel good you still need to eat right, avoid certain things like drugs and alcohol, get enough exercise, etc. Now I'm not saying don't drink. An occasional drink is fine. But a healthy lifestyle in combination with reasonable exercise is proven to raise energy levels. I'm just sayin...
Mike
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#10
Yes, your CPAP will be your friend for life. It isn't a cure but a treatment much like insulin for diabetics.

And since not every day is the same from the one before it, how you feel will constantly change.

If the memory and sluggishness continue, see your doc.
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