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Struggles with breathing.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Have been struggling to get adapted to a CPAP machine. I found that the machine has just blown away my entire sleep system. Makes me so mad! So in the last week and a half I have been putting aside the machine, and just working on sleeping. Melatonin is my friend. Up to six hours at a stretch now. When this has continued for a few weeks I will go back to the respiratory therapist and see what we can actually do to make the CPAP work for me. I use oxygen during the day and at night when I am not using the CPAP.
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    Are you monitoring your oxygen levels while you are winging it? Take care.

    852 days ago
    Good luck with getting your machine fitted correctly.
    854 days ago
    I just got mine yesterday, and night 1, I slept 10 hours, with 1 potty break. I would say to return where you got your machine and get re-fitted. I was on oxygen, and now just the cpap so was use to something on my face, so it doesn't bother me. Didn't bother me for the 2 sleep studies either, after she got the right mask, and the right fit. So keep trying, and go back and get refitted. You really do want to be using it.
    855 days ago
    I've used a cpap machine for a few years now. It took me a week or two to get used to it - I had to try a couple different masks before I found the right one.
    855 days ago
    My brother in law uses one and it took him a while to get used to it. I agree with Jennmazza, could be a fit problem.

    Hope you get it worked out and get some sleep!
    855 days ago
    My boyfriend wears a CPAP and he said it took him months to really get used to it. Maybe it's a fit problem.
    855 days ago
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