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I am sick and tired of this dadgum cpap machine!! I am down about 40 lbs ...guess I will have to lose 100 to quit snoring.

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It was such a relief to get rid of mine! I had a repeat sleep study at 5 months post op and had zero apneic episodes so was able to turn the machine back in.

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Well I am only a little over 5 weeks out...so I have that to look forward to. How much had you lost at 5 months? Was that second sleep study covered by insurance?

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I had the pressure on mine lowered but I suspect I will never get rid of it.

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Just now, Maisey said:

I had the pressure on mine lowered but I suspect I will never get rid of it.

OMG! Please don't tell me that! I have got to get off this thing. I have grown to hate it!

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My RNY Surgeon said I had pretty severe sleep apnea during the surgery. About a year later when I got to the sleep study, they hooked me up and I was just laying there for 45 minutes when they declared the study was done and I have severe sleep apnea! When I told them I never got to sleep, then began the additional tests and history. I have Central Apnea which is a brain malfunction. It results in pretty severe sleep apnea and less severe apnea when I'm awake.

I tried a CPAP with different cannulas but simply couldn't tolerate it. I live with it.

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On 04/01/2021 at 08:13, Tim C said:



Well I am only a little over 5 weeks out...so I have that to look forward to. How much had you lost at 5 months? Was that second sleep study covered by insurance?


I’d lost 56 lbs at that time. Yes, my insurance covered the repeat sleep study.

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24 minutes ago, kristieshannon said:

I’d lost 56 lbs at that time. Yes, my insurance covered the repeat sleep study.

That is awesome...Congrats

24 minutes ago, kristieshannon said:

I’d lost 56 lbs at that time. Yes, my insurance covered the repeat sleep study.

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I don't expect I will get rid of my sleep apnea as I snored even before I was really heavy. I didn't want to admit it, but I'm sure even then, it was sleep apnea and not just snoring. I finally sought treatment for it about 4 years ago. It made a huge difference in my quality of sleep and overall well-being. I thought I would have an extremely difficult adjusting to sleeping with the mask. Through trial and error, I found one that works perfectly for me. It turned out not what I expected I would like best. I'm down a total of 110 lbs. from my highest weight, with 65 of that since surgery in December. I didn't notice any difference in apnea after losing the first 50. After the losing the next 35, I contacted the provider with my updated weight-loss info and described the changes in how I thought I was breathing with the machine. She was able to run my statistics remotely just like they do when the monitor for usage and compliance. It shows up on my myChart as a sleep study. The pressure was lowered after that.

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I am currently working to get a new sleep study and have been waiting for the company performing it to get it approved. After losing 110lbs I have noticed that my sleep has degraded and I spoke with my PCP yesterday and he told me to try not sleeping with my cpap machine to see if that improves my sleep. My theory that he agrees with is that because I might not need the machine now that it is pushing air it doesn't and is causing my sleep to be worse than it otherwise should be.

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2 hours ago, mswillis5 said:

I am currently working to get a new sleep study and have been waiting for the company performing it to get it approved. After losing 110lbs I have noticed that my sleep has degraded and I spoke with my PCP yesterday and he told me to try not sleeping with my cpap machine to see if that improves my sleep. My theory that he agrees with is that because I might not need the machine now that it is pushing air it doesn't and is causing my sleep to be worse than it otherwise should be.

I hope that if I lose 100 lbs I can get off this blasted thing!

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Mswillis5–I think you described it well. My machine was pushing more air than I needed. But I still need some air.

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I got a CPAP before surgery, I hate it!!! The sleep doctor said I had mild sleep apnea and if I lost 10% of my body weight, he expected I would no longer need it. I lost 15% of my body weight pre-surgery, took the CPAP with me to the hospital for surgery, and haven’t taken it out since I’ve been home.

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On 4/3/2021 at 5:12 PM, HeatherE said:

I got a CPAP before surgery, I hate it!!! The sleep doctor said I had mild sleep apnea and if I lost 10% of my body weight, he expected I would no longer need it. I lost 15% of my body weight pre-surgery, took the CPAP with me to the hospital for surgery, and haven’t taken it out since I’ve been home.

Same here. My Apnea was mild and developed after I got over 230. I'm under 230 and happily my husband says he hasn't heard me snore in weeks. My machine is gathering dust, hopefully I'll be down enough to redo my sleep study in a couple months and make it official that I am apnea free.

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9 hours ago, chiquitatummy said:

Same here. My Apnea was mild and developed after I got over 230. I'm under 230 and happily my husband says he hasn't heard me snore in weeks. My machine is gathering dust, hopefully I'll be down enough to redo my sleep study in a couple months and make it official that I am apnea free.

Congratulations! Isn’t awesome being CPAP free! I am so thankful.

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