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Throw a chicken bone at me

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AffectionatePersianBlueCurlew1454 +0 points · about 7 years ago Original Poster

Let me tell a little about myself because I don't know if everyone can view that information. I'm 28, 270 pounds, first diagnosed when I was 21 through at home study. Then a sleep lab study at the age of 26. I was presented with a Sleep Mapper res med cpap. Pressure 15.

I have been hospital to hospital, doctor, to doctor trying to figure out what is going on with me. I wear my mask every night but maybe sleep every other day or every two days and when I sleep it's just for like for hours. I've looked up everything. The only thing it sounds like is onset central apnea. It will not allow me to go to sleep. As I fall asleep with the machine I jolt up hyperventilating, with out the machine I jolt up gasping. It happens over and over and over and over and over again every time I doze off. The doctors said "It's stress, just drink something " it doesn't work. Then the doctor gave me vistaril saying "sleeping is the easy part" and it still happens over and over again. I have tried alcohol, anxiety meds, tounge gaurds, nasal spraws, decongestants, sleep elevated, breath right strips, gargling hot salty water. Nothing eases my symptoms. I was diagnosed with OSA and my ahi is always in the 2.0 so it has to be central if I'm having so many events. I feel like I'm dying and I have no insurance anymore. Just got a job that offers insurance again and I'm scared I won't be able to function this tired.

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JudyBJ +0 points · about 7 years ago

Affectionate, try to get your doctor to lower your pressure to, say, 10 or less and see if that works for you. I, too, could not sleep at all at 20 lbs. pressure, but was just fine at 10. All the best, JudyBj

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