I did a home study, due to the doctor at the sleep study facility not submitting the correct codes or what not. My insurance which is mediocre at best said HOME STUDY. So I did it with no complaints really, back in October. Needless to say I am dealing with this issue of sleep apnea thru my pcp, who has left the practice and I am now seeing a new pcp at the same practice. UGH. He is the issue, after going to Apria for my machine I left without one by my choice. After reading here in the past few weeks while waiting to be fitted, I wanted an auto pap machine. What my doc is scripting for is a cpap with a setting at 16 forced air pressure. Holy crap! I am being blown away and cant even exhale at that pressure. When I tested it was an apap machine as determined by the test where I hooked up wires and that breathing meter, hence the apap was sent to me for 4 nights. I felt like OK, this I can do and tolerate with no issues. I slept great!
Went to pick up my machine and testing it out at 16 is not something I expected to do. I cant even imagine after Novasom the testing at home place told me I had mild apnea, that my forced air number would be 16 as determined by the doc, and not apap but cpap.
I am so pissed, it is now going on 5 weeks after my visit to get to this point and I am not, I repeat not accepting that machine at 16 blow me outta bed pressure. I understand there are ways to deal with that in the privacy of my home and internet. And likely will look into you-tube
Really what I am trying to figure out ( other than going to a new doctors office ) is this forced air setting at 16 constant an average number? I kinda feel that is pretty harsh. I know everyone is different, but after hearing from the testing people I have mild apnea I wanna strangle my doc. Delayed but again.......any advice in addition to what I have stated here? thanks!
I do not have my testing results as Novasom sent me a release form via email, I do not have a printer. My docs office didn't have both results when I saw him 5 weeks ago and I had to call Novasom to re send them via fax to the doc. I can't believe this is so complicated to get through. I feel it all started with that goofy doc at the sleep facility when I went there for a consult. I wish I could start all over again from day one and make this smoother! In the meantime, I am tired, getting grumpy and I don't drink coffee!