Hi, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea over 4 years ago. I used my CPAP for about 2-3 weeks in the very beginning. Have not used it since.
The reason why I'm here is in just the last 4 months I have been getting extremely tired, now fatigued, to the point where I stay in bed almost all the time. I have trouble breathing lying down, but only on my back. My primary dr says it is sleep apnea because i have not used the machine that i am so tired, even though i have not used it in 4 years.
My question is does this sound like a case of bad sleep apnea or do I need to be somewhere else looking for help? I am sick physically all the time and in pain a lot. I need help! Thank you for your time.
I have several medical problems that give me chronic back pain! I have Osteoarthritis, Rhuematoid arthritis, Scoliosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, I was in a car accident several years ago that did damage to my neck and back, I have a pinched nerve that gives me more pain in my back, I have painful menstrual cycles that give me pain in my back,I need to have a breast reduction...
I have come a long way from taking more than the prescribed amount (2 10 mg on more than one occasion) to half of 5 mg at night. My issue is I can’t get past that. If I take 1/8 of the 5 I won’t sleep. Has anyone hit a road block and how did you fix it? Did you just use a vacation week and take nothing and deal with the no sleep and hope eventually you pass out because you can’t stay awake...