I do believe everyone, to some degree, has sleep apnea. It's just that it might mild with AHI lower than 5 and be considered as normal. It doesn't hurt to use the machine if you can sleep with it on. It's not like taking medicine that has side effects.
09-24-2016, 10:40 AM
(This post was last modified: 09-24-2016, 02:01 PM by 0rangebear.)
I would like to encourage you to reconsider jakthebomb- PaulaO2's advice on the follow-up. Periodic leg movement-restless leg syndrome are sleep disorders that you doctor could use to get your insurance to cover CPAP.
My wife has and AHI of less that 1 without therapy but she suffers from Ataxia Telangiectasia, her doctor obtained approval from our insurance by certifying that the "therapy" will improve her condition.
Your doctor can do the came with the PLM/RLS by prescribing positive airway pressure as treatment for that condition. However, you have to pursue treatment for the condition to make that happen.
Just inform you doctor that you do not want to take the medicines you prefer the therapy for treatment.
(09-22-2016, 01:20 AM)jakthebomb Wrote:
(09-21-2016, 10:34 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: jakthebomb - Please follow up on getting the PLM checked. Even the results said to do that.
I don't want to bother with that PLM, I think that was a false positive. Anyways, all treatment for it would be medications.
I am pushing my Doctor to do somewhat of a trial run with a CPAP.
(09-22-2016, 01:23 PM)PaulaO2 Wrote: So you are picking and choosing what you want from the diagnosis? Only taking what you want and tossing the rest?
it'll take more than a doctor to prescribe a remedy
Observations and recommendations communicated here are the perceptions of the writer and should not be misconstrued as medical advice.
If the Monday for the second opinion hasn't already passed, you might ask your roommate to take a video of you sleeping.
That would be pretty compelling evidence to show the new doc.
And don't let her put it on the Internet.
I have been diagnosed with "Moderate, Non-Positional Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)"
AHI = 3
RDI (Respiratory Disturbance Index) = 21
There is much more listed in the Sleep Study, but I am so happy that my condition is finally going to be treated.