"As of now I no longer have to use a chin strap. I am anxious about the sleep study. Wondering if I will be able to sleep WITHOUT the CPAP….even thought I hate it it is a part of every night now and is what I am used to.
"Thanks, Mary~ Fingers are crossed. My pressure is one point lower than when I began (7) and AHI is some lower (7 day average). I am anxious about sleep study as I have not slept without CPAP in 2.5 years!
"Last procedure done! This time he gave me meds to take before so less anxiety while waiting! For the first time I was able to eat normal food on the way home after the procedure. No pain after 12 hours. If it only works.…"
I actually gained weight over time. But that's related to me not increasing activity and continuing bad eating habits. It's only since I started really tracking what I eat with weightwatchers that I've lost weight. If I can find time in the day (with a 3 year old, full time job and full time grad school) to do some exercise I'm sure I could lose more.
Although to be fair I also have PCOS on top of all this and that can cause weight gain too. But with how well I'm doing with weightwatchers I would also say my eating habits were certainly NOT helping!
I have lost a little. I started last March and now I have much more energy. In fact, prior to therapy....I wasn't working out. I have now started up and plan to run a 1/2 marathon in September. Before therapy - this goal would have been out of the question.
Everyone is different, I lost 50 pounds in the past 5 years, but it was not all because I was a compliant Cpap user. Part of it was because of my Doctor who warned me of my family history and disposition to being Overweight. Coronary disease anyone? I still have 50 more to go.
As for me I gained some weight after starting therapy and then I lost some weight. I'm only 6 lbs under the original pre-pap weight. But I'm still working on my therapy after 2 years, something is not quite right. I'm hoping if I figure out the problem I'll be able to get to work on really losing some weight.
Everyone kept telling me along the way before I got my CPAP that this would help me lose weight....no way....I am however more rested so if I had time in my schedule I WOULD have the energy to exercise more than I used to.
I lost about 30 lbs in the last year and a half, thru exercise. I'm 5'8" and now 158 lbs. I am a CPAP user for the last 4 years, with pressure set at 6. The CPAP has been wonderful, helping me sleep better, gained my energy back, the humidifier helps when I have a cold ...
This is an aside ... starting last December, I was not sleeping well (waking up more tired than usual and mind is foggy) so I had myself tested again at a sleep clinic this year. The result indicated that I need to be at a higher pressure of 7. After a month, I'm still not sleeping well at this higher pressure. I switched from a fisher and paykel to a Resmed S8 Autoset II because the F&P is making a lot of noises. I wonder how many people has lost weight and had their CPAP pressure increased ...