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    Info just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    so the day after my birthday i had to go to the hospital for what i thought was more follow up tests to be told i have sleep apnea. what a fucking stupid illness.
    been feeling really tired for a while so went to the doctor a year or so ago and have now got my answer. wife was always moaning about me sleeping at night on the settee for no reason.
    any u got this?
    so got my new sleeping partner for the rest of my life , look a bit like bain from batman, basicaly this machine keeps my airways open with air at night

    after all the tests the result i stop breathing 27 times an hour do in the mid range.
    if i drove hgv or lgv i would now lose my licence, but i just need to inform dvla about it as i am now under treatment. also on holiday the machine has to come on as hand luggage with a hospital letter!!!
    so full face mask in bed from now on when im sleeping
    i have had a machine home for the last 4 nights to find out and set up the pressure, so tonight is the first night with my own machine, has to be washed out 3-4 times a week, cold clean boiled water every day and hose, mask and filter clean once a week
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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Fuck me.... feel for you mate that can't be pleasant..
    I assume it must restrict you being able to move about in bed ??????

    Is it a permanent thing ??? Or might it sort itself out ?

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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    How heavy are you?

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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Quote Originally Posted by macmilm View Post
    Fuck me.... feel for you mate that can't be pleasant..
    I assume it must restrict you being able to move about in bed ??????

    Is it a permanent thing ??? Or might it sort itself out ?
    its for life mate
    and zippeyrude i am overweight through a few other health issues i know i need to loose a bit bit ill try
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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    You never know for sure....
    I have a fairly rare blood disorder that is incurable / for life scenario... turns out that applies to the UK cos they know fuck all about it...
    In the U.S of A they have entire clinics dedicated to it and many are treated to the point they don't need constant medical attention... e.g. can control by diet, therapy couple of times a year in hospital...

    Obviously I have no idea if that is the case with Sleep Apnea, but I was shocked to find what I was being told and then discovered the opposite...
    Also check out herbal chinese shit... again it may be of no help to you but it made a huge difference to my medical issues.... No cure but huge change to previous poor lifestyle !!

    Just make sure before you make any major decisions you sleep on it !!! (I'll get my coat)

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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    its for life mate
    and zippeyrude i am overweight through a few other health issues i know i need to loose a bit bit ill try
    Hopefully this will all have a positive knock on effect.

    more sleep = more energy = more enthusiasm to exercise .

    Bloody annoying though that it takes a year for the quacks to diagnose you.

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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    so the day after my birthday i had to go to the hospital for what i thought was more follow up tests to be told i have sleep apnea. what a fucking stupid illness.
    been feeling really tired for a while so went to the doctor a year or so ago and have now got my answer. wife was always moaning about me sleeping at night on the settee for no reason.
    any u got this?
    so got my new sleeping partner for the rest of my life , look a bit like bain from batman, basicaly this machine keeps my airways open with air at night

    after all the tests the result i stop breathing 27 times an hour do in the mid range.
    if i drove hgv or lgv i would now lose my licence, but i just need to inform dvla about it as i am now under treatment. also on holiday the machine has to come on as hand luggage with a hospital letter!!!
    so full face mask in bed from now on when im sleeping
    i have had a machine home for the last 4 nights to find out and set up the pressure, so tonight is the first night with my own machine, has to be washed out 3-4 times a week, cold clean boiled water every day and hose, mask and filter clean once a week
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    You can get just the nose inserts on a cpap machine with NHS and they are less intrusive and much more comfortable.. if you think they might suit you better, just ask them.. also it's well worth using the humidifier if it has one as your mouth really dries out otherwise but I guess you will have discovered that

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    Quote Originally Posted by supraman54 View Post
    You can get just the nose inserts on a cpap machine with NHS and they are less intrusive and much more comfortable.. if you think they might suit you better, just ask them.. also it's well worth using the humidifier if it has one as your mouth really dries out otherwise but I guess you will have discovered that

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    i need the full mask cause i breathe alot through it and also there is a humidifer in this one

    @ 4me2 im hoping this works for me i feel brighter today than when i first started it on monday so fingers crossed
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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Quote Originally Posted by supraman54 View Post
    You can get just the nose inserts on a cpap machine with NHS and they are less intrusive and much more comfortable.. if you think they might suit you better, just ask them.. also it's well worth using the humidifier if it has one as your mouth really dries out otherwise but I guess you will have discovered that

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    good advice about the humidifier. The team in the office next to me service these machines, but not the fisher&paykel. Cant get any masks etc, but I know where the filters are kept

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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Fat cunt - do some excersise maybe and lose some weight?

    Am sure it will do you some good . . . .


    PS I seen these mask things before fair darth vader ish and good for getting the girls etc

    PPS you play PS3 / 4 any more? miss ripping the shit out of you

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    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    Fat cunt - do some excersise maybe and lose some weight?

    Am sure it will do you some good . . . .


    PS I seen these mask things before fair darth vader ish and good for getting the girls etc

    PPS you play PS3 / 4 any more? miss ripping the shit out of you

    fuck off u cunt u never miss a chance

    ps sold the ps3/4 before xmas

    pps im surprised u dont got it
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    quick update first night with my new machine and it was hard as the pressure is set pretty high and i cant adjust it so need to take it back and get it adjusted down a bit bit it will have to be put back up again. it like going down the motorway with head out the window doing 70mph
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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    I know a few people with sleep apnea. Never heard of it years ago. I wonder if this and a few other recently discovered conditions are related to our modern unhealthy lifestyle? One mate that has it isn't overweight but he does like his drink a little too much. Maybe the condition has always been around but was not properly understood? (">

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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Leo I have one too and you do get used to it, to the point where you will call the clinic and tell them it's not working anymore!
    Mines set at 15 though it peaked at 19 through the testing stage.

    I sleep far far better with it now and don't notice I'm using it anymore.
    your machine is different to mine I'll post a picture ASAP but my humidifier clips on to the side.
    when your wearing your mask I bet at some point you say "Luke I am your father" and "come to the dark side" it's all I said every time i got in bed for a month. Lol

    if you have any questions just shout me mate I have been using mine for a few months now.

    this is my machine looking down on it it's about as thick as four DVD cases so doesn't look as big as yours (let's not get pervy)
    the humidifier is the same size again and that clips onto the side.
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    Default Re: just been diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Quote Originally Posted by Teajunkie View Post
    Leo I have one too and you do get used to it, to the point where you will call the clinic and tell them it's not working anymore!
    Mines set at 15 though it peaked at 19 through the testing stage.

    I sleep far far better with it now and don't notice I'm using it anymore.
    your machine is different to mine I'll post a picture ASAP but my humidifier clips on to the side.
    when your wearing your mask I bet at some point you say "Luke I am your father" and "come to the dark side" it's all I said every time i got in bed for a month. Lol

    if you have any questions just shout me mate I have been using mine for a few months now.

    this is my machine looking down on it it's about as thick as four DVD cases so doesn't look as big as yours (let's not get pervy)
    the humidifier is the same size again and that clips onto the side.
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    Resmed S9, lol they are the ones were just changing over to here in Leeds

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    teajunkie ur right i am ur father every fecking night lol
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