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obbyone

obbyone
Joined Nov 2018
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43 years old with CPA. Using BiPAP.

United States

obbyone
Joined Nov 2018
Bio

43 years old with CPA. Using BiPAP.

United States

Previously I started on a CPAP in April 2016, I had my first Sleep Study and got 39 AHI... I was diagnosed with OSA, I used the CPAP for about 2 years with lower AHIs results until the second year where my AHIs went terribly higher...I was feeling fatal even with the CPAP, blood pressure came back even worst (200/110) and experienced premature ventricular contractions for which I had to be admitted to the hospital on Jan 12th, 2018 , I thought that I was having a heart attack! Thanks God it wasn't one, but my life changed since then. I went thru 2 more sleep studies and I was diagnosed with Central Sleep Apnea (I honestly think the CPAP caused me that...) Now my pulmonologist says i no longer need the turbonoplasty to correct my septum since my problem has become a problem with my neurons and brain. I have been with my BiPAP machine for three months where my AHIs have been >3 & <5 but I have realized just recently for the last two days that my numbers have reduced considerably to < 1 AHIs. Currently my Resmed Aircurve 10 ST is set to EPAP 14 IPAP 20 START EPAP 6 and ramp time 45 min. Only complain at this point: Aerophagia and too gassy. Today my blood pressure is normal, memory issues and anxiery/panic attacks are gone too.

I have been looking for alternatives and have found internal and external "pacemakers" to stimulate the diafragm and lungs

Respicardia http://www.respicardia.com/remede-system

Inspire https://www.inspiresleep.com/what-is-inspire-therapy/how-inspire-therapy-works/

Avery Biomedical http://www.averybiomedical.com/success-stories/central-sleep-apnea/ut

All these methods need mostly invasive surgeries with a bunch of risks which I was considering until I found the unknown "neuroplasticity". My doc laughed about it when I mentioned neuroplasticity to him...i guess our business is over if I get cured with natural methods if any. 😁

Thanks for reading.