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toadfood wrote:I stopped using my CPAP about a week ago. I weighed 250 lbs when I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, and now weigh 189. I was nervous about stopping, but figured I would just take it a night at a time and see how I felt. So far, so good.
ETeSelle wrote:Safest way to do it is to do a sleep study at the hospital w/out the CPAP. They can tell what you're doing in GREAT detail. Talk to the doctor about doing that, but perhaps wait until you're closer to your weight loss goal.
lmggallagher wrote:Hi Gramma Jackie:
I am hoping to get off my machine too, I have upper area resistance not sleep apnea per se. I don't know for sure but I think it means I have a fat throat
I was thinking I try to ditch it now, but I was just in the hospital for my gall bladder attack. The ER had me hooked up so that they could tell when I stopped breathing during sleep - and darn it I still am.
I go a few more pounds and then take the test again though, because I think my machine needs to be re-calibrated.
The reason I write you though is this - what's up with going in to have these studies, they don't do that here anymore. They give you your own machine to take home and it tracks every breath and non breath. There is no need according to any Doctor I have talked to to do the in house sleep tests anymore.
I hope you can investigate this angle, because it's no more invasive than your normal CPAP night!
Good luck - Michelle