Hello, I am new here and not good at forums, and/or computers.
I have had apnea for years, and have had a c-pap, and now a bi-pap.
I think I have episodes of central apnea, and the doctors say I have panic attacks.
I disagree, of course.
I am 80, and a bit overweight. I am energetic, and exercise twice a week. I use my bi-pap every night, and really sleep well, luckily.
I would like to know how the central apnea reacts to any of you.
I wake startled, jumping out of bed, and my toes, and legs begin to tremble and tingle. It makes me very nervous, and I try to slow down breathing, trying to get calm.
I have felt for years that it is due to adrenalin re-action, when I quit breathing.
I have had episodes of this in the past that are a lot stronger than that ! As a matter of fact they were horrible !
I am glad to find this forum ! And thank you !