Hi Athena1965, I have actually gotten great results so far and I have almost 3 months under my belt. I didn't start noticing my daily energy until about 2 months in. I use to take naps every day and still nod off in the recliner throughout the day. I now don't sleep during the day at all. When I was diagnosed the doctor said I had severe apnea with 63 events per hour. For an example here are my readings just last night...
0.1 events per hour, and I have been averaging 8 to 9 hours sleep each night!!!!!!!
Thank you so much for all of your help and suggestions. You took a lot of time out of your day to help with my issues. I did end up calling my sleep doctor and also my heart doctor in reference to me retaining water. The sleep doctor felt that it had nothing to do with me using the CPAP machine. But my heart doctor felt that it was due to my BP medicine. He had put me on a different medication the first part of December, and he said that some patients do have this problem with this medicine. Thank you again for all your help. And if I have any other issues I will look you up again. I sure hope everything is well in your life. :)
HI PracticalTanMandrill9358, I was just reading your posts and wondering since none of your doctors think you have sleep apnea that perhaps you need to be treated for insomnia???? I'm not sure if they treat these two the same?
Hi, I was just recently diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, 63 events per hour. I know this has gone on for years. I have a ResMed AirSense 10 CPAP, Full Face mask ResMed AirFit F10.
I have used my machine every night since the day I got it, Dec. 14th, 2016. Since I have used it a little over one month now I think I am getting more use to it :) However, the leaks drive me nuts! I tighten my mask, then loosen. I go back and forth. Then I wake up with bad mask marks on my face, and also puffiness around my eyes, and my eyes water a lot. I have the mask as lose as I think I can get it without getting more leaks.
Is this normal?
One more thing I would like an opinion on is...a few days ago I started noticing my feet and ankles are swelling. Not horribly bad, but puffy enough that when I take my socks off there are instinctive marks in the skin. I don't normally have this. Can this be linked with the puffiness I am getting in my face?
My energy was really bad before starting on the CPAP and I am now starting to have some get up and go! This a big accomplishment! I even started exercising on a stationary bike about 2 weeks ago and up to 2 miles in the morning and I do another 2 miles in the evening. Not too bad for a 65 year old hahaha!