Coming off cpap


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15 hours ago, BunnyJean said:

I have mild sleep apnea and sleep study figures I can get off it once I lose a bit. I don't honestly care, I'm taking myself off it within 2 weeks after my surgery. I HATE IT.

I can relate BunnyJean I HATE MINE TOO!! I haven't worn mine in two weeks. It makes me feel worse the next day rather than better. I am returning it once surgery is over. I just am making sure they don't make me bring it to the hospital with me and then if I tell them I don't have it anymore I worry they may end up cancelling my surgery so I'm hanging onto it just in case. My surgery is 10/24.

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2 hours ago, jcb123 said:

I can relate BunnyJean I HATE MINE TOO!! I haven't worn mine in two weeks. It makes me feel worse the next day rather than better. I am returning it once surgery is over. I just am making sure they don't make me bring it to the hospital with me and then if I tell them I don't have it anymore I worry they may end up cancelling my surgery so I'm hanging onto it just in case. My surgery is 10/24.

My surgery was just scheduled today for Nov 8th. I need to use mine because my insurance "rents" it and I need to be compliant with it or I will have to pay for it. Starting Jan 1 I would need to rent it myself for $80/month. I said NO WAY IN HECK. As soon as I can bring it back I will. I will talk to my nurse who I will meet with like the week before surgery. I will ask if I truly need to bring it to hospital. If I do, I do. But yup after that. Last night I didn't wear it. I was extremely tired and went to bed late due to work and I said...screw this LOL I will be 100% compliant with everything else. And I'll probably be compliant with the capap from now on too. Last night was my rebel moment hahahaha

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I was told at hospital that if I had forgotten my cpap they would supplied one for me. They make you use it.

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9 minutes ago, cindyRH said:

I was told at hospital that if I had forgotten my cpap they would supplied one for me. They make you use it.

Ugh......no surprise really, I figured they would. But thanks for letting me know.

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I'm pre-op but was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea a little over a year ago. I hate wearing the cpap. But I get headaches if I don't wear it. My doc said most patients who lose 20% of their weight stop having apnea so I'm hoping and praying that's the case for me.

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I think it totally depends on the individual. Weight is a major factor for most people with CPAPs but certainly not all. It can just be individual anatomy. I don't mind my CPap. I have a small nose piece and that's it. I actually quite like the humid air which helps with allergies. However, I won't mind not having it one day , so I can camp and travel easier.


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I was told to bring my Cpap machine to the hospital, and I was under the assumption that I'd have to use it during the surgery. I was just told about 2 months prior to surgery that I even needed a Cpap machine. Well, they didn't make me use it in the hospital, and I have not used it since I came home almost 5 weeks ago. I am sleeping so much better since I've gotten home/had the surgery, so my machine just sits in the corner of my bedroom. I don't have a significant other, so don't know if I snore or not, but I usually only wake up once during the night (to pee) where I was waking up several times (just waking up), which they told me was because I was waking myself up from stopping breathing. My sleeping seems more sound and restful now. I've lost 30 pounds since 3 weeks pre op. til today.

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Hello Mytimeniw17, Same here. today is a month since my surgery.
I haven't use the Cpap machine and like you I only wake up once to go to bathroom, as before it was at least four times. I am happy I don't wake up as much.


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When I had my surgery I did bring my cpap and guess what? They never even had me use it! When I was first diagnosed with sleep apnea I was really concerned, what is it? Why do I have it?
Is this something that I will have for the rest of my life? All was explained by my sleep study advisor with little info.
So I researched on my own, got machine, fitted for nose cover and again was told nothing. What? Why? How? Research again...... found how to use machine and how it works on YouTube. Hate, Hate, Hate this stupid machine! Dr. Never asked about how I was doing on it, sleep study guy never called to see how I was doing with it, even after surgery in hospital no one had me use it. What? Why? IDK?
Darn machine wouldn't let me sleep anyways, no one seemed to care, so I didn't either.Took the darn thing back so I wouldn't be charged for it, and I have had the best sleep ever since I said goodbye to that machine. Now was that a smart thing to Do? Absolutely not!!!
I am putting myself at risk, but I don't care!! So what I'm trying to say is, for me it was my own personal choice. But really you should talk to your Dr. Before making a decision that could be bad depending upon your health issues.
Myself I had none.


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I totally agree with you! Everything you said here was exactly how it went with me! They were so adamant that I bring it with me to the surgery, and then nothing was ever mentioned again. It got to where I couldn't sleep with it on more than about 2 hours anyway prior to surgery, so it was a pain when having to get up to go to the bathroom. And like you, no one asked how I was doing on it, etc, so I said let me try without it, and I have done fine. Sleep so much better without it. I asked if I needed to return it and the girl told me no, it was mine to keep. So, there it sits in the corner of my bedroom.

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