(10-16-2014, 02:25 AM)Popriv Wrote: Still sceptical of the whole cpap thing but willing to keep trying.
I've searched for negative comments but haven't found anything to say its a scam.
Which is unusual because you can usually find negative view on most subjects...
I'm a very skeptical cuss myself.
Sleep apnea is VERY real.
The harm it does is very real.
If they do a sleep test, especially an in-lab sleep test, and tell you that you failed, you really do have sleep apnea.
The signs are very clear, and it's not profitable enough to be worth faking the test to the sleep doctor.
Apena almost always gets worse, so even if you don't feel the effects now, the harm will get worse as you age.
CPAP is THE way to treat sleep apnea. It works for most people IF THEY USE IT.
On the other hand:
The whole process with the medical mafia is full of ripoffs and scams.
You may assembly line medicine instead of good medicine.
Many DME's will rip you off.
Many CPAP'ers have problems and annoyances with CPAP.
Many people find they get terrible support from their DME and doctor.
You often have to fight and manage your own therapy, and solve their own problems.
Don't let the pitiful state of the medical industry obscure the fact that sleep apnea is very real and CPAP is THE answer.