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first stats thursday nite
#21
Ambien

My numbers  are ok. But i still don't feel rested. I took ambien (generic) and my numbers
were really excellent. Additionally i felt a surge of energy. I last thru the day and do not need a nap with ambien
still tire 9-10pm but feel much better with the ambien. My doctor is letting me take it every other day. 
I took ambien previously with good results.


 I have noticed as i have acclimated to the machine my numbers have improved. I really wonder if this is not psychological
in nature and i am probably more relaxed

I am hope full still stuck at 220lb (from 262) but just hit a plateau. I tried juicing for weight loss and what a joke. Do not believe
juicing commercials till you try it and it works for you fine.

I notice in doctors notes there was a note about Apnea retest in 1 year.

Any comments will be appreciated.
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#22
Ambian is a tool, and you need to use it only as long as needed to establish a good sleep pattern. Don't become dependent.

I would reject any apnea retest. This is more likely to drain your wallet and improve your doctor's financial sheet, than find any change in OSA. You had severe OSA with over 40 events per hour. Regardless of weight loss, your probability of spontaneously resolving OSA are about the same as winning the lottery. Just turn your pressure down, and you should find it convincing enough.
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#23
thanks for input

all my apnea numbers look real good. I still use the same mask. My pressure is 13.

I still have problems getting more then 5.5 hrs
hours continuous sleep.

the ambien has helped. Would you still lower the pressure to 12.5

even though things seem to be going good?

what stats should i post  to help with analysis.

energy has really improved. i am 64 guess i can't expect to feel 21 again.

last nite 4.33 hrs
ahi 2.37
large leak 0, obstructive 0.28,unclassified apnea 0
hyponea 1.25

thanks again



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#24
You're certainly the best one to judge whether reduced pressure is more restful, or if it creates more problems. Give it a try. I doubt it is therapeutically more effective, but you sure don't need our permission to try something. Good luck.
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