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Sleep apnea

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    Sleep apnea

    Anybody else have sleep apnea, and use a C-PAP?
    I just started using my machine again (new) last night.
    I remember from years ago, the first week I didn't sleep to well, but after, I did good.
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    I have had it at least 25 years or so. Went in for a sleep test and all that nonsense when it started. The Doc said he couldn't get a machine till I went to the ear eye nose throat and rectum specialist. A pal at work who was going through the same thing said the specialist tired to stick a rubber hose up his nose. Me and him both chickened out on getting the machine.

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    I have been using a CPAP for so long, it's hard to sleep without it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheel View Post
    I have had it at least 25 years or so. Went in for a sleep test and all that nonsense when it started. The Doc said he couldn't get a machine till I went to the ear eye nose throat and rectum specialist. A pal at work who was going through the same thing said the specialist tired to stick a rubber hose up his nose. Me and him both chickened out on getting the machine.
    That's odd? I went in for the "sleep study" and confirmed, severe obstructive apnea. Three weeks later (DR reffered back to medical, and insurance finally said "get this done), and I went and picked up the machine and got fitted for the proper mask.
    I would get retested, especially if you wake up with headaches, or start having memory issues like I am currently.
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    Thanks for the tip on that. I try to follow Rush Limaughs health instructions and stay away from doctors as much as possible. I like to nearly not been able to go sleep during the sleep test. That was pretty nutty. I seem to be ok now. Lost a few pounds..moved over to light beer etc. Guy I worked with a long time had it bad. He said he lost 20 lbs and didnt need the mask again till he gained the weight back. I will try to stay skinny for a while. lol.
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    Had 2 sleep studies,could not reach rem sleep and they could not come to a decision to give me a machine or not.
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    I've had my CPAP machine for a year and a half now. Falling asleep at a traffic light made be seek help. I've got 2 different masks. My primary choice is a nasal thing that goes under the nose with 2 parts that just barely insert into the nostrils. My first mask was the standard over the nose type, but it would frequently move off the nose and wake me up with the noise and jet of air. I keep it as a back up. My little (wife's) dog is going thru 2nd puppyhood and can't hold it thru the night. But at lest he gets me up (about 4:00 AM) and by the time he's back inside, I can't get to sleep again. So I frequently take 45 minute to over an hour's nap. I found myself waking myself up from my snoring, so now I even use the CPAP for naps.
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    Count me in CPAP for six years. Loosing weight is a big help.
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    I am going to step in here as the professional. Some of you may know I am a Respiratory Therapist. When I first came on this forum I owned a company on the Oregon coast that all we did was Respiratory issues. Thanks to Obamacare I no longer own it.
    Now OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea is no joking matter. If you have it, get it treated. I am on a CPAP my wife is on one. Now I am over weight but she is not. Hers is due to a smaller than normal airway. A CPAP can help with diabetes, high blood pressure, insomnia, migraines and so on.
    As I read this post, I am shaking my head. There are a lot of doctors that apparently are quacks. If a CPAP does not work for you, change the mask. There are hundreds of masks out there, don't let them BS you into thinking there are not. Also try to stay with the local companies, the big companies are not very good at helping you. Lincare and Apria were my best forms of advertisement. If you are not getting rim sleep, get a CPAP. I will say I am one of the FEW that does not reach RIM sleep every night, but I do most nights.
    If you have questions talk to a Pulmonologist. Or if you want the unabridged version PM me. I will help in any way. It has changed my life. Out of the 1500 patients we had probably 95% would say the same thing.
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    My wife had been after me for years to get this done. She said there were times at night I would stop breathing. What made me finally get up off my duff and do it was I stopped breathing for so long I flew straight out of bed and was then able to breath.

    My snoring could wake the dead. A bunch of us got arrested once a number of years ago in a Podunk County for suspicion. Stone building, stone walls. 2 of us snored so badly that they let most of us out because they couldn't hear their radio's. That has lessened quite a bit and I'm able to get by on 4-5 hours of sleep.
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