My first study, I was put on CPAP at preadure 15 . I took to it like a fish to water. Only caveat, I had to use full face mask, I'm not a nose breather. Any ways first six monthes were great, felt 10 times better. The one night I woke up, not breathing. Ripped the mask off, I was in afib, went hospital three days. Retuned home, started CPAP again, and WHAM woke up heart going 100 MPH, couldn't breath, ripped the mask off. I stopped using CPAP.
FAST FOWARD a year and half. Had ablation surgery for treatment of afib. As stated above my EP Doc. Told me I need to treat my sleep apnea as it has a direct coaltion to afib.
I got back to a sleep doc., tell hi. What happened previously, ask him if it could be central apneas caused by preasure. He say highly unlikely, just like my first sleep doc. He looks at my first slep study report and say you did not have centrals durring tiration, so highly unlikely.
I do ant other tiration study. He puts me on autopap 7 to 20. I have phillips resperonics machine with A flex.
First 10 days in, things are great, feeling better, took to it again like a fish to water. Last 6 days, same problem, I am waking up like I a having a hard time breathing. My average preasure is 10.5 . The highest it got was 16 one night. The lowest in a night was 8.5.
I ran a report and found no detections of central apneas. My AHI is running between 1.7 and 2.6 .
What is causing my failure with pap therapy. Sleep docs don't have a clue. To make things worse , I'm out of sleep treatment ins. Money. Have a $ 4,000 lifetime payout, so this was a "hale Mary" last chance for me. Our company is self surged, so I don't have an protection from the ACA. can't afford ins. From health exchange. Make to much for subsidies , not enough to afford "cadilac" insurance
Writing my story here out of desperation. Hoping for a miracle that someone has experienced what I have and can tell me how to. Fix it.
My EP said if I don't treat my sleep apnea, my afib will only get worse.
Excuse my spelling and typos, it's 5 in the morning, been up since 4 because of above mentioned problem. [/php]