please help I have a pressure of 14 and dont see the dr until july.I have been at this c-pap for at least 2 months.
I have gained 25lbs in one month,all in my belly -I am already obese.
I fear it is swalloed air?(i am having tests as well to see what it is)
I use a quattro mask and have trouble keeping it on -my mouth breathing is horrific.
I am at my wits end.I need the pressure at 14 because my neck is huge.and the lower pressure of 10 made me feel like i was suffocating.
I have a chin strap and a nose type mask but it is not working so i use the full mask.
also my body is so tired.
I dont know what to do.
why am i gaining weight?
and I dont feel better...a couple of nights I did but thats it.
i have resp therapist who looks at downlaod,my sleep habits all over the map.andi take benzos for yrs...cant just quit
I have so many problems with this c-pap I just dont know what to do.
can anyone help?
Well, for one, I sincerely doubt you are gaining weight due to air being in your stomach. I don't think you could have air in there for that long and it not pass one way or the other. And it would not add weight since it is air.
Weight at the belt line is one indicator of diabetes. I'm sure your doctor's are aware of that, though.
You say you have doctor appts to find out what is going on. Good. I hope they can help you.
But, ultimately, it all comes down to you. You are the one that must do what it takes to be healthy. You've said in your other thread that you want to come off of "benzos". I believe in that thread you got a lot of good advice. We can give you advice until our fingers fall off but until you do something about it yourself, it is all for nothing.
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