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10/14/10 9:13 A

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Thanks for all the info, I'm not exactly sure which type I have but I do go back in December. Thanks again. Have a blessed day! emoticon

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9/28/10 7:31 A

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I was diagnosed with OSA back in 2004 or 2005. I was a lot heavier then. Although I've lost about 60 pounds, my OSA doesn't seem any less. It's been said that some people get off the CPAP after losing weight, but with how I felt before the CPAP and now I don't think I'll ever be without it--even if the doctor told me I didn't have to use it. I just wouldn't want to go back to that fear of falling asleep at the wheel again.

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8/19/10 4:09 P

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Hopefully, your weight loss will eliminate or reduce sleep apnea. It is a case by case basis.

People that are not overweight can have sleep apnea, too. My father was never overweight a day in his life and had it. Your jaw, mouth, tongue structure, airway size, fleshiness of your tissues etc are also factors.

While I am overweight now, I had sleep apnea when I wasn't. The doctors at the sleep center told me recently that I would always have it, regardless of my weight due to the physicalities I mentioned above.

Sleep apnea also varies in severity. My brother has it but does not need a machine. He has a mouth appliance that he wears while sleeping that adjusts his jaw so that his airway stays open.

It all just depends.

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8/11/10 9:43 A

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Getting rid of the sleep apnea (and CPAP) will depend on why you have sleep apnea. There are a couple of types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. If the sleep apnea is solely obstructive, then there is the possibility of getting rid of the sleep apnea (thus the CPAP) once the weight is lost. However, if it is central sleep apnea, then the answer would be that you are stuck with the CPAP forever (or until somebody figures out how to make the brain function properly). The mixed apnea is just a combo of obstructive and central.

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8/5/10 10:48 A

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Does anyone know if once on a cpap if you can ever come off one? I was diagnosed almost 8-9 months ago and I don't go back to the dr until Dec. I was wondering if I lost the weight would I be able to sleep normally or if once on it always on it. Thanks

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