I've been on CPAP for 5 nights and already feel better. My question is about the data--it says I had 3 central and no obstructive, but j was diagnosed with severe OSA. I am misreading the data I'm sure, but just curious.
I would like to learn about how to understand my sleep study and more about central sleep apnea. I was diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea but my sleep study document says
total arousals: 77
total arousal index: 29.2
total AHI: 30.8
total apnea: 3
total hypopnea: 78
total obstructive: -
total central: 3
total RERAS: 3
total RDI: 31.9
I had my sleep study on the 13th and then my follow up today. I was diagnosed with severe OSA with AHI of 31. I start CPAP immediately. I just hope and pray it will help me feel better. I'm so glad I have this forum to support me with this. Thank you!
Although I must say, it's unnerving to sleep after finding out my oxygen levels are getting so low. I just can't keep the oxygen on. I can't wait for help. My doctor just seems blase about it and I am having a hard time being a patient "patient!"
That's all I needed to hear. Thanks very much!
I wore it last night and I feel pretty good this morning. The pressure and mask were comfortable. I'm not sure I can wait for my sleep study. :/
I am already on it. The machine I have is a Resmed VPAP Auto. I figured out how to tinker with the settings and have found something that feels comfortable. I might wear it for a nap sometime before I see the doctor. I wore it for 30 minutes this afternoon and felt fine with the variable pressures set at 4 and 8. I'm not going to wear it overnight until I get some input from a doctor or someone I trust who tells me it's SAFE. Thanks for your advice!
I am still on oxygen at night but I haven't noticed any improvement in how I feel. My sleep study is March 29th. A friend gave me a Resmed VPAP last week. Is it safe to use or should I wait for my doctor's input?
Thank you so much for answering, Dan! I didn't mention that I was also diagnosed with mononucleosis on December 21st, which is what started everything. I went to Urgent Care and they diagnosed me and then a week later I was still feeling poorly; very tired and still had a cough. I followed up with the doctor and he wondered if I might have sleep apnea so he ordered the first ox sat test, which showed the alarming dip in ox levels at night. What's funny, is that now that I about to take my 3rd ox sat and I've been worrying about my breathing, I think I may be developing a little pneumonia, which is making me short of breath. I'm feeling a tiny rumble at the bottom of my lungs when I take a deep breath while laying down. I'm miserable. Not really physically, but the anxiety of it all is exhausting! I will most definitely look for the specialist you suggested. I think that's a great idea. I'm hoping the overnight oximetry tonight shows that my levels are better when I'm sleeping on my side without oxygen, which is what the doctor directed. I will certainly keep you updated and again, I appreciate your feedback so much!
Hi everyone! I'm 32, former smoker (over 10 years & quit 4 years ago) I'm having a rough day and questions are reeling through my head so...I'm going to ask em. I'm female, 50 lbs overweight, type 1 diabetes, borderline hypertensive, working in social work with children and families. High stress. I have been having sleep apnea symptoms for years. I've gained 40 pounds despite a pretty healthy diet, I feel terrible, I have huge tonsils and my fiance insists that I choke and stop breathing in my sleep regularly even though I'm ALMOST unaware. I say almost because I remember two time in the last three years that I've woken up not breathing. I had an pulse ox test two weeks ago that showed my oxygen saturation was low for 117 minutes, 13 minutes of which was 60%. I immediately started sleeping on my right side and my doctor put me on supplemental oxygen at night. I started eating super clean in order to lose weight. I did another pulse ox test two nights ago and got the results today. He says the supplemental oxygen corrected the problem 100%, that I don't have sleep apnea and there "must be something wrong with my lungs." he went on to say that I might have a "little emphysema." My first question is this; Is that enough to rule out sleep apnea? I still want to see an ENT and do a sleep study but I don't know if I'd be wasting my time. My next question is this; is emphysema that much worse at night that it could cause my ox level to go so dang low, when I'm at 98 and 99% during the day?!