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CPAP

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:57 pm
by tricky89
CPAP, any thoughts? it's not working. Gives me headaches. Alot of drama to get to sleep. Any advise chime in. thanks.

Re: CPAP

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:17 pm
by haze
sorry trick, i don't have any to give ya, but i do wish you the best of luck. i don't sleep much either.

Re: CPAP

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:54 am
by redfish
Is it heated, does it have a ramp setting, what kind of mask do you have? The ramp means it starts on a low setting and builds pressure over 30 minutes. Heated to body temp so you don't feel it. The mask makes it bearable. They have masks that are called jellies that are nice and they have a type that just go in your nose called nasal pillows. Get a nice mask so its comfortable and fits you well. It may take a bit to get used to it. It's that way for everyone; but, once you get used to it, the benefit is awesome. Makes a huge difference and the medical advantages are significant. Its important, don't give up on it brother.

Re: CPAP

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:33 pm
by Dagger X-Ray
That's right, don't give up on it. I take 100mg - 200mg of Trazadone to help me sleep and the CPAP really helps me too. My wife told me I wasn't breathing for over a minute sometimes before I finally went and got checked out. Now I depend on the damn thing. I don't use the ramp setting, I couldn't get used to it not do I use the heat settings. I go for straight full-on air.

How long have you been on it? Are you just not used to having the thing on your face? I tossed my mask across the room a couple of times the first few nights I had mine. It took me a few weeks to get used to it, now I can't even take a mid-day nap without the thing.

Re: CPAP

Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:48 am
by Sgt M
I feel your pain :!: been on mine for a month tried 3 different type masks still can not get used to it, can't sleep more than an hour....
I end up ripping it off my face and chucking it across the room... Wish I could help ya....
I am going thru a spinal fusion tomorrow wonder if Desert Storm contributed to it any thoughts from any one? 3rd spinal op in 6 years...
also had a tumor develope in right lung which collapsed upper lung which in turn turned into lung cancer IMAGINE THAT........

Re: CPAP

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:43 am
by haze
headed to neosurgeon this morning, i got ceverial spinal stenosis(neck), and stenosis in lower back, plus artie done setup in spine, the more i talk to gulf vets, the more i hear about them being messed up...at 40 yrs. old thinkin gov not tellin everything they know...but thats the same deal as before

Re: CPAP

Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:55 am
by Dagger X-Ray
Sgt M wrote: I end up ripping it off my face and chucking it across the room
I did the same thing for a little over a week Sarge, don't give up on it though. Keep trying it out and you'll eventually get used to it. I had forgotten what 4-5 hours of sleep was until I started using the mask. I can sometimes get 8-10 in now.