I am brand new on here and hoping for some help/support.
I was first diagnosed with OSA over 6.5 years ago. At that time I was my insurance paid for me to buy a machine and mask. The machine I ended up with was the ResMed S8. I did very well with it and it completely changed my life! I can't sleep even five minutes without it. It recently kicked the bucket and I bought a new machine, the ResMed S9, which has been an absolute nightmare!!! I should mention I am expecting and so oxygen levels are at an all time importance!
The problems I have been having with the machine are that it "pulses" and would feel like it was choking me before I could even fall asleep. It would also wake me up bc I felt like I was being choked. For over a week I was trouble shooting daily with the tech, at which point I said I was sure it was the machine, not me and asked them to see it back to ResMed. They send it back for warranty replacement but meanwhile have me a loaner S8. Suddenly I have my energy back and my headaches go away. After about 6 weeks they had a warranty replacement for me an I turned in the loaner. It has been about a week and I am exhausted and headachy.
The pulsing isn't as bad on this machine at all so I'm sure that machine had a problem but it is still not working for me. The pressure ramps when I have an apnea instead of going up smoothly which causes my mask to leak, and the pressure in turn to increase which pushes my mouth open. So now I'm not just tired and headachy, I have a sore throat and the irritation makes me phlegmy, which in turn makes me wake up heaving. Not a happy camper!!!
I have now been offered a trial on the Philips Respironics as they can't get me a new S8 (they thought there might be a few still available).
Any suggestions? Things to trouble shoot? Recommendations of machines to request? Similar experiences, or experiences with the respironics? I am at my wits end!