That's great, Peter!! I love hearing success stories on SleepGuide. It takes awhile for some people--sounds like you got lucky, and I'm happy for you!
I've been on CPAP since July '09--doing fine with the machine--sleeping better most of the time. Have had continual problems with mask leaks. I think I'm on my 7th mask now. I've been steadily losing weight and I'm certain that's a good part of the problem. BUT, whatta 'ya gonna do?! I have a somewhat thin face, so...it drives my DME nuts, but he's been really helpful and patient. I'm lucky in that regard.
I am glad you joined and hope you find it as useful as I have. The forum contains topics dealing with sleep apnea and various treatment options and methods of treating both obstructive and central sleep apnea.
The forum is made up of patients, like me, and professionals that are trying to help find solutions to the problems faced by those that are affected by sleep apnea.
Some patients experience problems that are not addressed by their DME. Their experience with their DME, may have been little more than handing over their machine and mask and sending the patient on their way. The forum is here to help both the newbie, just starting out with therapy, and those more experienced and knowledgeable to find solutions and answers.
The professionals that participate in the forum are invaluable with their expertise and advice on different treatment options and explanations of what is happening.
I hope that you find the forum useful and will participate in the discussions and groups