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Going for another sleep study - CPAP/BiPAP titration

Aug 20, 2010 - 2 comments

After my last sleep study in July, they found that my apnea was on the borderline of moderate and severe.  Both my pulmonologist and ENT sent orders for me to go back for cpap and bipap titration to see which one will work best for me.

I am not sure what to expect with this study as it will not be the same as the regular studies and doubt I'll get much sleep out of it, but I am tired enough to sleep for sure.

The only thing I want to get out of it is to get set up with this new apparatus so I can know what good sleep is again.  I have been tired for so long that I don't remembe what it feels like to get up feeling well rested and being able to make it through the day without wanting to sleep.

How much of this is related to MS and/or another neuromuscular issue we are looking into is hard to say, but my pulmonologist thinks this is more related to MS than anything else.  I'm not so sure, but what do I know.  

Overall, if this helps me start to feel better then great news.  Bring it on!

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by RedFlame, Aug 20, 2010
I didn't know you have sleep apnea.  I hope you are able to sleep!!   Red

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by Sarahsmom46, Aug 20, 2010
I didn't know I had it either.  My husband and my daughter who stayed with me recently said that my breathing pattern during the night is in Sarah's words "scary".  I am totally oblivious of it except that I am so tired during the day - every day.  

I hope cpap works for me or else I will be asking my neuro about provigil or something else to help me stay awake.  

Fingers crossed.



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