Sleep apnea diagnosis: What's your story?

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Hello everyone,

I've opened this discussion so that members can share the story of their sleep apnea diagnosis! emoticon cute

When were you diagnosed? What symptoms did you have before you were diagnosed? How are you feeling now? Which treatments or devices have you tried for you sleep apnea? Feel free to share here!
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Take care,
Courtney

Beginning of the discussion - 6/29/20

Sleep apnea diagnosis: What's your story?


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@Courtney_J Hah, my wife was actually the one who pushed me to get diagnosed. She couldn't stand my snoring any longer (which I guess I don't blame her, I'd wake up with a sore throat in the mornings it was so bad) and I scared her a bit when my breathing would stop periodically. It's been several years now and my sleep has gotten much better with my CPAP. I'm still working on my health and weight so hopefully one day I won't need it anymore. Hope everyone is doing ok!

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Have had some trouble getting the diagnosis.  What with Corona and my rural area.  Couldn't get in for the sleep study until July.  Now with a diagnosis am waiting to get in for the over night titration.  

Work a goofy schedule (up at 4:30) Will that be hard on me?

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I have bad COPD and emphysema and am on oxygen 24/7, so it kind of came with the territory. I started the CPAP when I started the oxygen full time.

@BettyT I don't think that would cause a problem, but I'd check with the sleep lab first. I'd assume they'd be able to make accomodations for you

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Sorry this isn't me.

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Finally got my machine.  Slept for 9 hours the first night!  Still have to figure out how to stop the marks on my face.  Going to a much larger community tomorrow where I can get  supplies.  Any suggestions?

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I have not been diagnosed yet, scheduled for latter this month. Recently went to the Dr. with oxygen saturation spiking problems during the day and elevated blood pressure. Dr. recommended a sleep study to see if I have apnea. I have a problem with spending so much money without knowing more. I purchased a ring type sleep monitor to track my O2 while sleeping and it gives me mixed results. One night I can have 200 O2 drops >4% other nights I may have few drops >4%. Does anyone diagnosed with apnea have similar variable O2 drops from night to night? Thanks for any input...

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@BettyT As for the mask marks, I had the same issue.  I went for an MRI on my  knee and the technician noticed my marks and told me to check Amazon for CPAP mask pads or strap covers.  I bought some and no more morning marks.

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Heading to the closest Wal-Mart ( 70 miles away) tomorrow. Will look there first.
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@BettyT    Try a DreamWear mask which goes under your nose- no marks on your face !

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