It's been awhile since I posted last so I thought I'd give a quick update on some things that have occurred.
To start with I am basically stuck with my limited data capable Airsense 10 CPAP. My doctor will not change the prescription, and the DME wants an additional $500.00 to cover the difference to upgrade. I hope that this machine will work for me, and treat my sleep apnea. I know I won't have access to the additional data leak and AHI breakdown, but it should still work right?
Second, I still am not sleeping well. I am getting less sleep now than I was a few weeks ago. I just was up for almost a day and a half with no sleep. This whole insomnia thing has really prevented me from getting any real benefit from the CPAP therapy. This has really impacted my already declining cognitive abilities. My doctor doesn't think I'm as impaired cognitively as I think I am because I keep passing all of his little mini mental exams. He has a right to his opinion..but I know how poorly my brain is functioning and need to stop it now before my brain is completely mush!!
Now for the good news...My doctor prescribed Klonopin .5mg to be taken at night to help with the insomnia, anxiety, and my plmd's he missed on the initial study. Apparently the sleep center did not really disclose in full details on the report that I had over 111 periodic leg movements with multiple awakenings.
I guess it's time to hop back on the CPAP horse and continue my journey to good health and mental well being.