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Might have Complex Apnea??

So  I went back to seem my sleep specialist as to why I was having inconsistent results with my nightly AHI.

One night I would have a total of 25 then down to 12 the following night.

I have been using a dreamstation machine for almost a year. However it took me 10 months until I found the correct mask for my face so it wasn't until the start of this year that we have been addressing my pressures as I was still tired.

After consultants playing around with it and putting it up was making me worse then too low wasn't capturing them.

He today looked at the results and said I will need to go in and have another sleep test down my machine and see what it happening.

He said it could be positional and that I am rolling onto my back and that's where my apneas are worse (even though i tend to wake up on my tummy or side)

He said if it isn't that it could be complex apnea?

I am wondering if anyone else here has had anything similar happen to them and how they got through it and what can they do to help complex apnea?

I really feel at the end of it all to be honest.

I was first initially diagonsed with this when i was 16, but being young and silly i thought i would just "go away" until i went on for years being so tired and finally started to do something about it last year. Then it took 8 different masks to try and now it's not as simple as being put on cpap.

He even mentioned i may need to have the surgery with my jaw which is the last resort.

I live in australia and nothing is covered by medibank so its not only costing me my health its costing me so much where ever i turn

To be honest how I feel right now is better off to end it all as I dont see any light at the end of this tunnel.
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