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So I was on a CPAP machine for about five years and I have always struggled with it. I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and I was never really sure if the machine was helping me that much. I am six months out from my surgery and I’ve lost over 50 pounds. I actually went on a trip and forgot my power cord to my machine so I couldn’t use it for a week. I was really surprised that I felt less tired and more alert. It’s been about three weeks since I’ve used it now and I’m pretty sure that I am no less tired than I was before while I was using it but I still don’t feel fully rested. So basically I feel like I don’t need it, and then on the other hand I’m still tired. How did you know when you didn’t need your machine anymore? I have an appointment with the sleep specialist but it’s not for another month ( he’s always booked). I have to say that right before I stopped using it I was feeling so fatigued and so tired that I actually requested labs because I thought I might be low in something but they all turned out to be normal. I would say that since I stopped using the machine I’m not at that level of tiredness. Still... anyone successful in getting off cpap and how did you stop?

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I never took my CPAP on vacation because, like you, I was diagnosed with "milk" Obstructive sleep Apnea. I had a regular annual appointment at 3 months post-op after having lost 50 pounds and told the doctor I didn't feel I needed the CPAP anymore, so they gave an at-home sleep kit and lo and behold, I no longer had Sleep Apnea!

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Has nobody else gotten off cpap??

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Anyone?

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I know there are actually quite a few people here who have dropped their CPAP...

I hope to be one of them, eventually.

I think most people went back for a final sleep study to make sure their apnea was gone before quitting completely, just to be sure. Hopefully your Doctor will get you some answers soon and you get to ditch that sucker for good! :)

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I'm really hoping to get rid of mine after surgery. Time will tell I guess.

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I did about 9 months post op

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I don't use mine any more. I also felt more tired using it. I figure that if I do still have sleep apnea, it's really mild now.

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