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Re: Diagnosed 2 weeks ago-no machine yet-will I be so much different

Re: Diagnosed 2 weeks ago-no machine yet-will I be so much different

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Posted by Peter on September 01, 2000 at 03:59:16:

In Reply to: Diagnosed 2 weeks ago-no machine yet-will I be so much different posted by Benita on July 12, 2000 at 21:26:24:

Hi
This is the first time I have found this board. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about two years ago and have been on a cpap machine ever since. it has become my best friend. By now you have probably been on your cpap machine for a while, I would be interisted to hear how you are going.


: I was diagnosed with a rather severe case of sleep apnea 2 1/2 weeks ago. I go this Sunday night for my second sleep study to go on CPAP to see if it helps. From what I've been able to find out on the web, this is going to help so many of my health problems. I'm 48, bi-polar manic, irregular heartbeat, overweight, ALWAYS tired, no energy,etc. Am I expecting too much from using a CPAP? Will my personality really change for the better? Does the machine actually make you feel so much better that you can really notice the new energy level? I know I've had this problem for over 20 years, have complained to many doctors that whole time, but no one would ever do anything about it. I'm waking up 27X a night, and stop breathing approx 43X per hour, oxygen down to 68%. Encouraging advise, etc. would be greatly appreciated.




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