Chaddy511 wrote:I just started on a cpap 4 days ago. And I feel useless. I don't have thevrnergy I expected. All my family is calling me. And I have tell themitsthe same thing. It didn't work. Imnpretty depresses about it. What can I do(emphasis added)
CPAP is not a magic bullet for most of us: We don't simply feel much better the day after we start using the machine. It takes TIME. In reading this forum and others, it's clear that MOST new CPAPers do NOT feel better right away---regardless of what the sleep doctors might tell us. Most newbies begin to see some improvement in terms of daytime functioning in a few weeks to a couple of months. A few of us are unlucky enough to take several MONTHS to start feeling better.
You are only 4 days into therapy. You need to give it more time before declaring that CPAP didn't work for you. Possibly a lot more time.
Why? Because it takes time to adjust to sleeping with the mask. And some of us go through a period known around here as "paying off the sleep debt"---once your body figures out that it can
sleep at night without having to repeatedly arouse itself to restart the breathing, the body sometimes goes through a rebound stage where all you want to do is SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP to try to make up for those years and years of NOT sleeping well.
That's not to say there is nothing you can do except wait to get better. There's actually quite a few things you might need to do in order to make your therapy both more comfortable and more effective. It would help us help you if you registered and posted your equipment---in text please, not icons.