(03-15-2015 01:16 PM)remltr Wrote: I am getting frustrated. I have tried a great deal of the mask designs available and I dislike, I guess like most humans, having anything on my face that wouldn't normally be there.
I am considering visiting a doctor that performs somnoplasty to see what, if any effect, it could have on my apnea.
I am wondering if anyone here has done it. I assume if you are still here then maybe it didn't work so well.
If someone can give me some feedback on your results I would be appreciative.
Yes, I've had it, if you mean having the Uvala laser treatment. It was very painful, but more importantly did not cure my OSA. Unfortunately, that's a common experience as the success rate for this operation is only one in three. I also still experience some side effects of that treatment and also have to take care when I swallow. It's not the magic bullet that you're hoping for.
I now have a CPAP machine, which is very successful - & is the treatment I should have been given in the first place. It's not called the gold standard for OSA for nothing.