« on: March 19, 2018, 05:47:24 pm »
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Received my CPAP machine last night from the Hospital which is a RESMED 10 with a full face mask to start.
So last night was my first night using CPAP, my first observations are that it gave me a slightly dry throat, so some adjustment of humidity and temperature levels maybe need to get rid of that.
I think I still need to get the pump pressure dialled in properly, currently sitting on 11cm of mercury (well I think thats what it is, I better read the book lol).
Quite a different feeling for your respiration when its running as you would expect, for me its quite pleasant as it seems to reduce the breathing effort and my lungs fill with much less effort though on exhalation there is a little back pressure which just feels different rather than being intrusive.
On waking I am not sure I am much more refreshed that when I use my TSD however I am still recovering from a mild flue from last week which leaves me feeling a little sinusey However this is only after 8 hours of broken sleep (Baby feeding at night). Hopefully after a week of this and getting the pressure better dialled in I will feel a lot better.
I have very positive feelings for the outcome of using the CPAP and I expect improvements to take a little time as the body heals and gets better rest.
Will keep you posted.
No need to fret folks, T cypionate isn’t going anywhere.
It will always be available from big pharma and (in various formulations) from many compounding pharmacies. The FDA is now placing pressure on compounding pharmacies for producing products with a “substantially similar” commercial equivalent (such as T cyp 200mg/ml). It is up to each respective compounding pharmacy to dispense products that they feel offer a uniquely different alternative to the commercially available product(s). This may mean compounding in a different carrier oil (grapeseed oil for example), a blend (90% cyp/10% prop for example), etc, etc.
It is up to the INFORMED doctors to continue to demand these alternative products from the compounding pharmacies and to apply counter-pressure to the FDA to keep options open for patients. An example here is doctors prescribing compounded T cyp with grapeseed oil can put a “qualifier” on their RX such as “grapeseed oil for reduced viscosity and less injection irritation”. This is another reason why patients need to seek out well-informed and up-to-date physician care.
That is good news, Dr. Saya. It is very irritating that the FDA (and other govt. agencies IMO, but I'm ranting) keep finding ways to justify their existence, while hurting the very citizens who pay their salaries. I use 28g needles to inject subq, and it takes awhile to draw, but it does work with Test Cyp. I'd hate to have to change that up.
Thanks again for the clarification!
So my CPAP has been ordered. They wanted to come out this Wednesday but I had to wait until Monday due to work. I am getting the Respersonics DSX500 Dreamstation. From what I understand this is a solid machine.
I am a side sleeper, any recommendations on a good quality mask?
I could be wrong. We have United. The only thing I could find on it was these links:
Between that and the difficulty in getting a regular doc to do TRT, I just went with Defy. I am happy with them so far.
Thanks for the reply.I have heard from one medical worker that 35 units on an insulin syringe is not = .35ml. But I am pretty sure that is what everyone uses. I know I do.
I got 1/2 ml 0.5 ml insulin syringe. How to correlate 5,10,15,.... 50 marking to 0.35 ml. Is 35 units equivalent to 0.35 ml?
Interesting to see the mixed results with CPAP/APAP machines. I am not quiet sure what a APAP is, Google stated it is Automatic, as in automatic adjustment of pressure?
When it comes to insurance I hope mine will pay for a decent machine, not some old torn down thing that needs a kick start to get it running. I heard that the Resned Model 10 and the Phillips Dreamstation are the Ferrari's of the machines.
CPAP, more specifically APAP, has absolutely improved my quality of life. When I was diagnosed, my AHI was only 15 if I recall. Not too terrible when compared to other, much more extreme, cases that others deal with.
Definitely took some getting used to. I would rip my mask off during the night for the first month or two. Eventually I got used to it, and now my machine an I are inseparable. I love it, and look forward to putting it on at night.
It's all about finding the best mask for you. There are a lot of bulky/uncomfortable masks on the market, but there are also quite a few good ones as well. The technology has come a very long way in recent years.
Can you recommend a comfortable full face mask?
Yes definitely. If I don't wear my CPAP for some reason, I feel like a complete space cadet all day. Head in the clouds.
How come you chose CPAP over APAP and some of the other alternative out there?
My machine is able to do either APAP or CPAP. Whenever I talk about it I just refer to it as my CPAP machine, mostly because that's the term that people are more familiar with.
For me, APAP is definitely the better option.
Got it - interesting. Didn't know they had two modes or whatever.