Wishing you well, ezdrifler
Keep us posted!
Agree completely with above comments and suggestions. Emergency rooms and urgent care centers will not diagnose chronic issues, unless they are present when you are right there. Otherwise, they basically make sure you aren't about to die, and refer you to your PCP. You need a sleep test, and you should see a cardiologist soon. More focused cardiac testing is needed, probably a stress test and Holter monitor.
You're on the right track. Good luck!
I requested that my sleep doctor give me a prescription for an APAP machine and I'd pay for it myself. That's the way to beat the dismal slow motion treatment that is too often dispensed. It's cost me a few bucks but I was severely sleep deprived, desperate and terrified. The Resmed S9 Autoset gave immediate relief.
As others have said, if you must wait it out, sleep on your side exclusively. It'll help a great deal.
UPDATE DECEMBER 04 2015
Got my cpap machine! yeyyy!, I am supposed to use this loaner for 4 days and return it so they can give the data collected to my doctor, then he will decide in a couple of weeks if this treatment works for me.
1st night was definetly a strange experience, no snoring, breathing trough my nose only to were before used to be my mouth, I woke up feeling a bit sleepy still but i wasnt as sleepy in the afternoon as usual, so i did feel some changes, not as drastic as I was hoping but good changes in how my level of sleepiness changed.
2nd night I was looking forward to and fell asleep but in the morning I woke up and when I opened my mouth i did not feel the air pressure from my cpap machine, took the nose mask off and noticed my nose was completely blocked, I got up toblow my nose but didnt do any help, so i put a little vicks vaporub on my nose which helped cleared it, I went back to bed and put the mask on, felt the mouth air pressure "were back im business!", but within a few minutes my nose closed up again...
Any advice guys? I only got 2 more nights and want to make the best of it, ill call the clinic but neing saturday not sure if they will answer.
Are you using humidity? Also, what type mask are you using?
You can try a nasal rinse and see if that helps.