Finally after years of fatigue and the symptoms of my Fibromyalgia increasing, and an episode of what felt like a heart attack due to increasing fatigue and weakness my doc ordered a bunch of tests which included an over-night oxygen monitor. Yes, it came back with a diagnosis of sleep apnea.
I met with a therapist and have had my CPAP machine for 3 night. The first night I didn't seem to have any trouble falling asleep, even when I got up during the night, I was able to fall right back asleep, which is not my norm by any stretch.
Last night I had a bit of difficulty when I first put on the gear. I have nose pillows and I thought it would be the least obstructive and less claustrophobic for me. It felt when I first put it on that the pressure was too strong and I couldn't breath out against the pressure. I tried to calm myself and got off to sleep but it happened again after trying to put the mask back on after getting up to go to the washroom during the night.
Tonight I found the same thing. It is like I can't breathe out, and as silly as it may seem, I got scared and got up. I know it is early days and the machine is tracking everything so they can decide what is the best settings etc. but I don't know how to get past this feeling of panic at the moment.
All suggestions and advise would be greatly appreciated.