[quote="Steveg99"]I've been using my CPAP device for a week now. Every night I've woken up to find my left experiencing what they call paresthesia--the sensation of numbness and burning. I just thought my lesg was falling asleep, taking it as a good sign that the CPAP machine was allowing me to finally zonk out fully.
Just wondering how you are doing with your numbness and burning. This is something that could be indicative of other things. Your post caught my eye as I too have nerve problems - permanent in my case unfortunately. Five years ago my fingers, then hands, started going numb both sides equally and exactly the same over a week's time. Then the following week my feet started doing it the same way. I ran to the Dr and they were ridiculous - working me up for a brain tumor - spinal tumor, MS, .....then expensive scans and nerve conduction studies, etc.... I was having severe burning within weeks and they had no answers for 3 months until they finally hit on the bright idea of B-12. That was it - I had none! Antibody study showed I could not absorb it anymore - pernicious anemia - its fatal left untreated they told me - great - no wonder I felt like I was growing so weak I might die. I ended up in PT to get leg strength again as walking had become so difficult. After loading doses of B-12 I now self administer an injection of B-12 every 3 weeks and live on neurontin to shut the permanent nerve damage/burning off. I tell everyone I know to have their B-12 level checked - mine was not caught in time but if so it could have been reversed.
Something so simple can cause so many problems and now I look back and realize I was also suffering from OSA at the same time. No wonder I was so exhausted!
Hope things are turning for the better with you....