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    martel17 posted:
    About 20 years ago after being diagnosed with sleep apnea I was finally compelled to get c-pap machine. I hated it...after trying for about a year I had to get rid of it...I got to speak with a apnea research doctor who spent an hour on phone asking me questions diagnosing and affirming test results.After talking about recent developments and treatments he finally came up with the revelation that weight loss was the key to it. I was 240 lbs. He said lose 40-50 lbs. and I could probably lose the machine.Wow.....I made up my own diet...no red meat or most other meat... just fish and chicken and lots of veggies..plenty of water AND the second part...walk every day at least 40 minutes..I forget how long it took...maybe 4-5 months...I STOPPED USING THE DAMN MACHINE...20 years now....I did put back some weight but still no apnea symptoms...was it worth it?
    Good to lose the weight and better off for the exercise and unbelievably better without that damn machine. It worked for me.. I hope it can work for all you others that have posted here
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