Turns out I have pneumonia
and although I went to the doc I just wanted to hear the cpaptalk conventional wisdom regarding CPAP use with pneumonia.
I choked on some water yesterday, ended up inhaling some of it. I tried to cough it all out, but I was in pain, and today was pretty bad. I went to the doc after work and she diagnosed Bacterial Pneumonia (from the inhaled drinking water), so i'm on Amoxicillin for 10 days.
I've got a horrible headache (not migraine-like, but all over my entire head), Coughing and coughing up (yuk), Chills, very cold, no appetite. Heart rate elevated but BP ok. Veeery tired.
She said to go ahead and use the CPAP but to clean it out starting tomorrow (which is when the antibiotics should kick in).
Last night I used my Activa with mouth tape but that was probably stupid, so I'll use the FFM, and a lower pressure (since my AHI pretty much the same there). I didn't notice that I was any worse this morning, but I certainly wasn't better.
Is there any reason to sleep in a sitting up position? When I lay down on the couch my headache gets worse.
I hope the antibiotics work, I was reading some pneumonia links from Den from another post... I don't want to die
What a stupid reason to get pneumonia
OK I need to back to resting. Thanks...