My name is Andrew and I was first diagnosed with severe central and obstructive sleep apneas in 2006.
I’m not convinced that I have obstructive apneas as I’ve had doctors tell me that I did and I didn’t while
looking at the same study.
I’ve seen 5 different sleep specialists in four different medical practices in two different states and been on a half dozen different C-PAP, Bi-PAP, etc. devices.
Tried every mask under the sun including but not limited to nasal pillows. Have not tried the full-face.
Tried heated hoses and humidifiers. Web apps and mobile apps that tell me next to nothing about
how I actually slept.
This past June I thought I would try to revisit treatment since it’s never worked before and I thought in
a period of years that treatment would have improved.
I was put on Bi-PAP again after yet another sleep study in June of this year. Almost immediately I was
having the same problems as before, mask falling off, welts from the straps, sores on my nose, waking up
with headaches and an INCREASE in central apneas as reported by the machine.
As a result the doctor sent me for yet another study in October. It took a month to get the results and now I can’t get the office to return my calls.
Thinking about giving up treatment for another 10 years to see if anything improves.