I just found this forum and i found it awesome. I'm always wondering where i can find not only technical, but emotional support for my untreated sleep apnea. I feel shame writing this, but i'll give it a shot.
So after several years of being diagnosed with complex severe sleep apnea, and not using my cpap cause neither do i tolerate it nor it makes me sleep any better, I've come back to using it again out of desperation.
I've had all sorts of issues from leaks to mask too tight to feeling choked to finally finding i'm a full face mask user to not finding the right full face mask for me to not being able to fall asleep with it.
Now that i've come back to cpap and accepting i have to use it to save my life cause that's how bad and worse i am, i've managed to be able to use the mask, but i'm not sleeping any better with it. Maybe i've gone from feeling suicidal to not.
So, what do you do at this point? I've only gone for a week with cpap. Do i give it a long while like everyone says or do i go back to my doctor, or do i adjust the settings in the machine?
I have chronic acid reflux and an untreated stuffy nose (rhinitis, deviated septum, big turbinates. Doctors don't agree if i need surgery or not). I know these both need to be treated in order for cpap therapy to work, but with all i've done i just haven't been able to address these 2 issues. Oh and I also have terrible sleep delayed phase symptom. I have on a high dose of sleep aids every night.
It's been like that for years and now i'm just basically spending all day in bad. Not cause i don't wanna live, but because i feel so sleepy and mentally i feel it's hard to move when i wake up in the morning and it takes hours to get up from bed. I feel like i'm way past the point of looking for help with a psyquiatrist, but i haven't found one and i'm even too tired to go look for one. I don't have the emotional support from my family.
I use a RESMED VPAP ADAPT SV (servo). I don't remember the settings right now but i can post them later. It's not like i haven't done anything for my sleep apnea or help myself. I do sleep with an oral device (and cpap at the same time) that helps a little and i've looked for help here in my country and in the US both. I'm scheduled for MMA surgery later on this year.
So, what should i do at this point (sleeping with cpap for a week with reflux, rhinitis and sleep delayed phase syndrome)?
Thanks for any help and sorry for this depressing post.