"Had 5th one yesterday. Further back on the tongue so had some gagging issues at first. He said next time he will give me med prior to help control the reflex more. But all went well and eating just about normally this afternoon.…"
"Dr. Park gave a presentation at our SA meeting some two years ago. I also read his recent book (forget the title) and attended some of his online meetings. All were excellent. It was clear to me that Dr. Park is a real scientist.
I saw Dr.…"
"Is your implantable device working? Mine cost a little over 6 Grand each time…insurance pays him a little over 3 grand and I pay nothing. So it is just cost of hotel/drive and my time. If my procedure does not work I will keep on…"
"This procedure is being done at my sleep center. I'll ask next time I see my sleep doctor how it's going. I already have one implantable device/battery. It cost $138,000 and my last battery cost $127,000. I am convinced…"
"I think every single person will tell you the same thing: It takes a while ti find the right mask.
I was issued a nasal mask when I first started with CPAP therapy. I had a bit of irritation, so it wasn't an ideal solution for me at all. A RT…"
I am so tired of CPAP. Does anyone have any ideas for a mask I can try that might work?I have just tried Respironics Nuance Gel Pillows Mask. The mask is junk, total junk. It stretches in the back to pull on. Pulls my hair and is showing wear and tear after about 3 uses. Velcro will not stick. The loop that might be able to hold the tubing if it were big enough is too small. The pillows are too close together at the top so they hurt my nose. What happen to having pillows that swiveled so they…See More
"Oh, I know the feeling. It does work better since the procedures. No more chin strap. Some nights I sleep all night through but then last night I woke up at 2:45 just feeling so claustrophobic. Had to take my Swift Nano off…"
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 ...