Yep, classified as severe (which we already knew).
Getting (should be ) a Respironics M series with C-flex and humidifier w/ downloadable smart card and full mask.
How would one be able to solve sleep fragmentation? I'm thinking even after using a CPAP, medication would be needed for that?
I've read a lot about how most people who experience chronic fatigue have alpha wave spikes during deep sleep. I don't know how you'd fix that though without meds to promote deep delta sleep.
They said what they gave me is all they have 9aside from raw data punched into computer (which they say they can't print from PC).
I have decided to go on my own and buy the machine vs the place they reco to buy the machine from as they want double the price of what I can get the same setup for anywhere online.
I am looking at the respironics M series Pro w/ heated humidifier and data clloection.
Should I get the card reader and software as well?
ANy reco's on a good full face mask?
was this for believed sleep apnea?
if you can not get to sleep at all, how can they test you, do they medicate you?
Yes, this was for sleep apnea.
I never said I had trouble getting to sleep or wakeup frequently, but I have a severe case of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
I too have sleap apnea, and went through four sleep studies. After the CPAP basically didn't work the doc gave up. The best results I have had has been with one of those mouth gaurds that pushes your lower jaw forward. It is a bit tough to get used to but it seems to work. I will choke in my sleep waking up gasping for air sometimes without that thing. My oxygen levels would dip into the 73% range... Not good...
It's my jaw line or lack of they say. The CPAP mostly didnt work for me due to having deviatyed septom surgery and it would irritate the bridge of my nose where they broke it ground it out and put it back together. lol Ah yes good times.
You could try a CPAP and they work for many but not me. Good luck.
Been n=on my New Respironics Auto pap doe bout 4 days now with full mask.
Not the most pleasant thing in the world, but far from the worst.
I have been able to wear the mask full night, every night.
I have brought my AHI down to 2.2 and 1.1 for thepast 2 nights.
My AHI for sleep study was over 65.
Feel less groggy and no where near as tired during the day today as usual, but it is still less then 1 week on it.
Dieting was good until I stopped seeing progress after losing about 20-25lbs.
Went off it somewhat for past 2 weeks, but starting next week I am back on diet and back to gym provided my back does not act up again.
In regards to the person who used the jaw protraction device, have you ever tried neck extension exercises? I'm wondering if stretching neck muscles that attach to your lower jaw would make a difference for you??? ...just thinking out loud, not necessarily suggesting this as an alternative to genuine medical advice.
I actually kept breaking the bands on my first one, and one night actually broke the plastic guard! My dentist talked to the company and they gave me a new design to try. So far so good!
I have been less sleepy during the day (especially on days when I had very little mask leak and lower AHI numbers).
I have also been motivated to go back to gym and eat right which I have now been doing for past 2 weeks.
As posted in a new, sperate thread, Doc thinks it is also helping my T levels as I tested at 1200 yesterday and have only been taking .3cc (of 200mg per) EOD, w/ 100mg DHEA day and NO HCG.
I am just nervous about dropping T alltogether.
I had SHBG retested, so curious to see hwo that looks on new labs. Hopefulyl get tomorrow, but u are correct.
dropping to .15 tomorrow.
If it did, I would rather disregard this number, because it is gotten under distress condition.
Keep 0.15 till next test.
After the test, money is in Cytomel-T3.
Possibly, even the other way around.
That is, in the future, when your RT3~10ng/dL
we will have to hold on to that number for over 6 months and watch your
and (natural) testosterone possibility.
with that in mind,
hold on to your testicles, do not destroy them,
They are actually pretty decent size now.
BUt I had TSH, FSH and LH done, so when I get the test back, I will post them up.