I've been using the machine for about 3 weeks now but something was not working as my AHI kept rising & rising & rising till it seemed to hit numbers higher than not using the machine at all!!!
I called up my DME & ordered a new mask - the Liberty & bam, right away it was a clear difference. My AHI went from 18.7 to 7.6 the first night using it (this is just this last Friday). It's been on a slow decline ever since & I'm slowly tweaking the setting so I reach a range lower than 5.
Anyway.... Right around this time- really started about Sunday I started having "attacks". It's as if someone stuck me with adrenaline- my heart-rate goes up, I need to go to the bathroom, I get back aches (especially lower back), & headaches. The headaches seem to be increasing in intensity & it's quite bad right now...
Do you guys think there is any correlation to me getting a good night's rest & this? I thought this therapy was going to help me, not do the opposite. I read another thread about someone mentioning that his adrenal glands are going haywire in a sense b/c they "forgot" how to turn off due to untreated OSA. Could this be part of it?
I was also wondering, can the straps on the full face mask be squeezing my head too much & cutting off circulation- is that even possible? (Not to the brain, mind you- just to the skin)...
I hope I can figure this out, the headaches are getting extreme & it seems like my eyes (especially my right) is starting to hurt as well from pressure or something? I just don't know- I'm perplexed by the whole situation.
|Mask: Mirage Liberty™ Full Face CPAP Mask with Nasal Pillows With Headgear|
|Humidifier: PR System One Heated Humidifier|
|Additional Comments: Software is actually EncorePro 2.4|