Hello. Name is Francis Douglas Williams -- don't blame the length on me. My great grandmother named me after her father, Francis Douglass. People who know me refer to me as Douglas. I've been on c-pap for 12 plus years, after re entering the real world. Until "they" changed my machine two + years ago I swore by c-pap for sleep apnea treatment. The new machine requires different masks and has different settings. I have not had a good night's sleep since I began using it. Undergoing the time consuming effort to correct issues. Oh, I'm 77, born and raised in East Boston, currently living out in the boondocks to keep the wife. I am a world renowned nothing. Worked as an Industrial Engineer until I found computers and became a systems analyst and designer. Enjoy reading, very much and loved travelling until my mental challenges prevented me from even being in a moving vehicle (any moving vehicle, though I don't do too badly with a riding lawn mower since I have some hearty trees I can come to rest against when my brain decides it doesn't want to do what I want it to do!).
Experiencing same pain. PCP says not big deal - after tests. Sleep dr. is still looking into it but doesn't know either the cause or a cure. Lots of luck and please keep me up tp date as I will you. Regards
12 years ago I started using a c-pap machine w/ a "small" face mask. This worked perfectly and travelled with me all the time. 2 years ago the machine was replaced with one that monitors my sleeping and reports same back to res-med (?). Res-med keeps telling me the results are not good (leakage, hours of use, etc.). I informewd them that the problem was the change in machines. They say it is not their concern but that of my sleep doctor. I talked often with my sleep doctor to no avail. I now have a new sleep doctor (as of two weeks ago). Maybe things will improve! My question is have others had this problem (one machine & mask style working perfectly and another machine and mask style not working)? If yes, how did you address the problem. Thanks
OH yes. One sleep tech advised me to shave off my beard. I have had this beard almost every day since I was discharged from the US Marines (50 + years ago) . It is much a part of me as my dreams and will not be removed.