Itchy Eyes, No Weight Loss, No Improved Energy?

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peter887
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Itchy Eyes, No Weight Loss, No Improved Energy?

Post by peter887 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:14 am

Hi everyone! I wrote a post last night, accidentally refreshed the page, and lost all the text in the process. Finally worked up the energy to ask you guys for support today. I know every body is different, many machines and masks are different, and everyone’s unique health situation varies; that said, is it normal to still feel absolutely zero difference in energy levels, still feeling crazy hunger cravings for non-nutritious food, more than two weeks into using your machine? Also, I noticed both my eyes itch now during and after using my full face mask. I’m feeling demoralized this morning so any support is definitely appreciated!

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Re: Itchy Eyes, No Weight Loss, No Improved Energy?

Post by Pugsy » Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:22 am

So a little bit more information would be helpful.
Please see this thread
viewtopic/t172378/Sticky--Newbies-PLEAS ... STING.html

Is it normal to not feel improvement in 2 weeks??
Well...it can be normal for various reasons.

Start with the basics.
1...exactly what are the symptoms you are having that you wish you didn't have or "haven't improved"
2...what machine are you using...what pressure settings....mask used, etc, need more information
3...how many hours of actual sleep are you getting?
4...are those hours of sleep fragmented by wake ups? If so, about how many?
5...do you take any medications of any kind? If so, what?
6...any other physical or mental health issues going on that might impact how you feel or sleep?
7...is your therapy even optimal?
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Re: Itchy Eyes, No Weight Loss, No Improved Energy?

Post by ozij » Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:56 am

peter887 wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:14 am
Also, I noticed both my eyes itch now during and after using my full face mask.
Happens to me too. My best solution is using hydration drops for my eyes - for me more important after I get up in the morning, sometimes - but rarely - needed when I wake up at night.

Probably the air coming out of mask, hitting the bed clothes and ricocheting to your face /eyes.
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Re: Itchy Eyes, No Weight Loss, No Improved Energy?

Post by lynninnj » Wed Aug 03, 2022 12:02 pm

ozij wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:56 am
peter887 wrote:
Wed Aug 03, 2022 7:14 am
Also, I noticed both my eyes itch now during and after using my full face mask.
Happens to me too. My best solution is using hydration drops for my eyes - for me more important after I get up in the morning, sometimes - but rarely - needed when I wake up at night.

Probably the air coming out of mask, hitting the bed clothes and ricocheting to your face /eyes.
I really love the Similsan dry eyes drops. The boxes usually have a coupon in it so you can buy another bottle. I’ve got like five of them on hand because I’ve used them for years. they don’t have all of the junky stuff in them.

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Re: Itchy Eyes, No Weight Loss, No Improved Energy?

Post by Janknitz » Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:46 pm

The CPAP is not a "weight loss" machine. During the adjustment period, your sleep may be worse than ever, and poor sleep messes with your metabolic hormones, as you are finding with the increased cravings. When sleep calms down (and it WILL if you keep working at optimal therapy) the hormones will be less crazy, and then if you also make lifestyle changes, weight loss may happen. But this doesn't happen--you should excuse the expression--"overnight". As another member here once said, you need to take a good amount of patience pills. Two weeks is nothing compared to how long OSA may have been messing with you.

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