05-23-2012, 05:24 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-23-2012, 05:25 PM by BabyDoc.)
I encountered the same problem with my sleep study. I only slept the last 2 hours of the night, which was enough time to diagnose my OSA, but not get the titration done. I was prescribed a C-pap machine with a low pressure setting of 7.0 and told to return in 1 month to get the titration study done. The c-pap wasn't working at all for me and I didn't want to continue using something that wasn't working. I also dreaded the idea of coming back to have the titration study done. So I begged my sleep physician to prescribe an autopap machine and bargained that if it didn't work, I would return to the sleep lab to see what would work. Well, the happy ending is the S9 Autoset is working great, and I feel better than I have in years. My AHI last night was 0.6; the night before it was 0.3. I have had my S9 for only a week now.
05-23-2012, 06:26 PM
(This post was last modified: 05-24-2012, 09:04 AM by zimlich.)
In your case I'd ask for a tranquilizer, and I don't say that lightly. I know it's a big deal. I mean you can't fight panic in the short of time you have and there is no sense being miserable wanting to tear the wires off. If you suspect the titration is going to be as bad as your first study please talk to your doctor ahead of time- your sleep doctor.
You could ask either one but it is best to ask the sleep doc so he/she knows about it.
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I would ask the sleep physician for a prescription tranquilizer, only because he has to interpret the sleep data in the light of knowing what you are receiving. Some medications are known to increase sleep apnea and might alter the results of the titration study. He might know of a tranquilizer that is less likely to do that. Most primaries wouldn't know.
I don't blame you. I went in for a new mask and one of the first things the guy said was "You should consider getting an updated sleep study". The word "NO!" was out of my mouth before he even finished the sentence! I still remember going through that 9 years ago and I have no wish to repeat it! Having said that, if the choice was to get another sleep study done or not have CPAP therapy and live with this on my own, I would just suck it up and do whatever was required. It's one night. Do the best you can and realize that on the other side, things will get better.
As always, YMMV! You do not have to agree or disagree, I am not a professional so my mental meanderings are simply recollections of things from my own life.
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