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zimlich Offline

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Posts: 392
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: Respironics PR System One BiPap Auto SV Advanced
Mask Type: Nasal mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed gel Nasal Mask
Humidifier: System One
CPAP Pressure: 8-20 ASV, 8 EPAP,PS 12
CPAP Software: Not using software

Other Comments: I use the Quattro FFM when necessary

Sex: Female
Location: Norfolk, VA

Post: #11
RE: c-pap and medication
I take klonopin, but my psychiatrist thinks the dose is not enough to affect my sleep apnea. I would work on getting compliant (able to use) your machine before anything else. I don't know why you're on benzos, but as PaulaO2 said you need to come off them under a doctors supervision and it can be a long process. Take one problem at a time. Machine first. You may find you start to lose weight when you start to regularly use the machine.
A DME is a durable medical equipment provider. Most of us get our machines and supplies from one.
It all sounds quite overwhelming right now, but you can take care of business. Good luck.
05-17-2012 06:21 PM
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worthog Offline

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Posts: 47
Joined: Feb 2012

Machine: S9
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: Resmed Quattro FX
Humidifier: H5i
CPAP Pressure: 6 to 18
CPAP Software: ResScan

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Sex: Male
Location: Mooloolaba, Australia

Post: #12
RE: c-pap and medication
I found the best way to loose weight was to do the following:
First 3 days eat a open hand ful of protein for the 3 meals only. Its hard, but it detoxis you
1/ Walk 10,000 steps a day - if you can
2/ Drink 2 to 3 litres of water per day
3/ Eat a protein based meals with vegies(not potato or kumera) or lots of salad with protein. Try scrambled eggs for brekkie.
4/ Eat a protein snack between meals, I have a 95kg can of tuna
5/ Stop eating carbs and sugar
after 3 weeks you should weigh yourself again. If weight is decreasing you can have 1 free day a week, but be careful on the carbs

Good luck hope this helps you in your weight

Happy sleeping
From Worthog in Mooloolaba
05-17-2012 07:47 PM
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