I am sleeping 7-8 hours each night and have been using the CPAP all night for the last month except for two nights.
My AHI is usually around 4-5.
I am going back to see my sleep doctor this week so he can look at my sleep data to see if pressure adjustments are needed.
I started taking medication for hypertension in 2008. My BP was controlled to 120/80 or better with one medication until about 18 months ago when it increased to around 150-160/90-120.
My doctor changed me to a beta-blocker plus an ARB, increased the dose of the ARB two times, then added a diuretic. None of this really seemed to make much difference.
I was diagnosed with OSA Dec. 2015. Looking back, it seems likely that I started developing it in 2013 if not before.
Based on what you, Hermann and Ed are saying, it sounds like there is hope that my blood pressure control may improve if my blood vessels aren't too damaged.
I also have gained 25 pounds in the last three years and need to lose about 40. Since joining this board, I've been doing some reading about excess weight and feel more determined to lose some. It's much more toxic than I had realized.
I've had autoimmune health issues for years, but I am still fairly new to all these traditionally middle-age onset problems. I need to get over my feelings of "MORE diagnoses? Not fair!" and start dealing with this stuff.
At least the CPAP usage is going fine since I found this board. I am sleeping better than I have for years.
Brain aneurysms run on my dad's side of the family, so if I sound a little panicky, that's why. I have no reason to suspect I might have one, but if you've seen that happen to three family members, it's scary.
(02-20-2016, 08:24 PM)HermannTheGerman Wrote:
(02-20-2016, 08:15 PM)green wings Wrote: This has been going on for over a year now and it makes me nervous for my blood pressure to be so high all the time.My BP was high for a view weeks only until I went on CPAP treatment and I had no problems at all to sleep with the mask.
Your BP is hight for over a year. I believe it will take some time to get back to normal again sice your on CPAP for one month only.
How long are you sleeping each night and how is your AHI?