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[Diagnosis] Waiting for sleep study results...got Pulse Ox in the meanwhile
The oxygen drop into the low 80s is not good. My alarm goes off at 88. Search for low oxygen on this fourm and it will help you.Okay

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Well, I finally heard from the doctor. He said the results do indicate sleep apnea, however there were both obstructive and central events. He said that because of that, the Auto-PAP machines weren't recommended since they would inappropriately increase pressure for the central events. Therefore, I need an in-lab CPAP titration. He put in for the insurance preauthorization for the in-lab titration, but doesn't know where that is (he needs to follow-up with the admin folks)

Boo, more waiting.
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He made the right choice. It sounds like your doctor knows what he is doing, and the issuance of a CPAP in the presence of mixed apnea is not a good idea.
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An Auto cpap can be set on non-auto cpap. I would try to get an auto machine for future use of auto if doctor approved.

Get your low oxygen fixed. You were xmart to get and use a meter.

Let us know how you are doing.


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So I had the titration study - couldn't sleep for anything. Haven't gotten the report yet (the study was just this last Wednesday, I haven't become the patient from hell that calls every day yet), but bad news already: I was supposed to see my doctor on Monday to discuss the results and stuff - but he broke his leg and is unable to see me. The next available appointment was a month out, so I don't get to see him for another month yet.

The sleep tech told me that in the meanwhile, another doctor would interpret the study results and do whatever is necessary. With the lack of followup that these folks have thus far demonstrated, I'm certainly not holding my breath (or maybe to be more accurate, I AM holding my breath still! Big Grin).

I really wish the NYU Sleep Disorders Center was still a thing........since everyone bailed for Mt. Sinai, it sadly is not.
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