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Dandyd35
Unread post  Post subject: Still feel exhausted after years using CPAP  |  Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:58 pm

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I have been on an auto setting CPAP machine since 2011. Istill feel sleepy and tired after years of use. My last sleep doctor said unfortunately there are some people that despite using CPAP still feel tired and prescribed me stimulants such as speed and provigil. I tried for while but felt this is not solving the root cause. I still use the machine on auto but still dont feel awake and very fatigued...please can someone advise or help me. Im desperate. .


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Pugsy
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Still feel exhausted after years using CPAP  |  Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:01 pm
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Exactly which brand and model machine are you using?

What medications are you taking...RX and OTC?

How many hours of sleep do you routinely get on average?
Are those hours fragmented with a lot of wake ups or do you sleep soundly for the most part?
If you wake often...approx how many times?

Do you drink alcohol within 2 hours of bedtime?

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Respirator99
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Still feel exhausted after years using CPAP  |  Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:37 pm
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Location: Australia
PAP Mask: Resmed Airtouch F20
PAP Machine: Resmed S9 VPAP Adapt
Humidifier: Resmed H5i
Pressure Setting: Min EPAP: 8.0 Max EPAP: 11.0 PS Min: 3.0 PS Max: 8.0

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G'day Dandyd35. Welcome to the forum.

In addition to the questions Pugsy asked, there are a few other things to consider:

- Have you had the same machine the whole time, and have the settings been changed? Your body has no doubt changed since 2011 (for one thing you're nearly a decade older) and settings which were once ok may no longer be appropriate.

- Have you had your general medical condition assessed? There are other things besides apnea which can cause fatigue and sleepiness, including anaemia, low thyroid function and vitamin deficiency (especially Vitamin D).

It would help us greatly to see some real data from your machine. If you haven't already done so, please download and install the free software Oscar. Make sure you have an SD card in your machine overnight and transfer the data to Oscar. From there you can make a screen shot of the "daily page" and upload it here. The links are in my signature below.

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DeltaBravo3.8
Unread post  Post subject: Re: Still feel exhausted after years using CPAP  |  Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:41 pm
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PAP Mask: ResMed F20 N30i P30i, a F&P Simplus & soon to have Vitera
PAP Machine: I will likely tell the doc it's going to be ResMed Astral 150
Humidifier: Accessory Humidifier will be requested
Pressure Setting: 0 setting for now, soon to be using AVAPS settings

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Good advice and no boat payments attached. I also think we possess better bedside manners and CPAP wisdom than Dr. Duck. Give us the details and we'll gladly help out.

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