Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Seeking Sleep Apnea Patients Who Recovered After Lbs



Recommended Posts

I'd love to hear a success story....

I have sleep apnea. I've snored all my life at different weights but its been its worst as I gained weight.

Has any other sleep apnea patient been able to get off CPAP since losing weight?

I'd love to rid myself of this CPAP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have gotten rid of mine. I had lost about 70 lbs prior to surgery and had only used it a couple of times in the two weeks following surgery so I just decided to pack it up! With that said keep in mind that being overweight can cause OSA but it is not the only cause. If you have snored at a healthy weight in the past be sure to talk to your doctor. If you have only snored as an overweight (or obese or morbidly obese) person then there is a good chance you may one day be rid of your CPAP!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was able to stop using my machine recently. I was having trouble sleeping so I went and had another sleep study and sure enough no more apnea! I love not having to sleep with a machine, however I still snore slightly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm off the CPAP.

And I am one of the reluctant ones. I slept on a CPAP for 12 years (diagnoses in 1998 before apnea was a popular diagnosis) and I loved it.

It took me a couple of years after I lost weight to try going without it... but I started trying because my wife loves to go on cruises, and it's a bit difficult finding plugs close to the bed on a ship... so I tried it, knowing that it was possible. I didn't snore on the trip, and after about a week, I started getting used to it.

It really took me about a month to start gettting really comfortable without the mask (as I said, I loved it), but now, a year later, I am still doing great without the CPAP, and doubt I will go back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good thread and responses!! I am still using mine but have been curious about it. I still have a long way to go before considering giving mine up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Living alone I don't have someone to tell me of my apnea episodes. I learned I had it when vacationing with my BFF (she thought I was dying!). The sleep study confirmed I had OSA. My machine reports 5.3 AHI, so I guess I still have it. My insurance will need some prodding to cover another sleep study. I plan to request it when my BMI is less than 30.

Has anyone out there gone through getting off the CPAP and how did you do it?

I despise the machine but know it's for my benefit.

thanks

the Laughing Cat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Nonna1213

      Hi!  I am 7weeks post-op. Have lost a total 65lbs, 27 since surgery. Anyone else on my same timeline
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Giginc

      Just starting my journey...little nervous
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Joset

      My name is Jose and I am from the UK, I had a gastric bypass a month ago so I am at the beginning of my weight loss journey.
      I would like to know how many calories I should be eating a day to stay healthy, thank you for your time
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • SpartanMaker

      Today is the day!  Have to be at the hospital in a couple of hours.  So ready get this done!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Giovanna628

      Morning!
      had surgery yesterday morning, feeling very sore but tolerable with pain meds. I have COPD and Asthma….let me tell ya, coughing is so painful. Anyway… drinking my 2oz every 15 …got my chart and shot glasses on hand.

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×