Diagnosed with OSA last August after more than a year battling Nocturia.
I was living abroad so it was difficult to get a proper diagnosis for that year, but upon arrival back in the states I did a sleep study and was started on CPAP in August and have been using it right up until now.
As with many of us, the 'getting used to it' phase was difficult; it took me 3 or 4 months to be able to really sleep well with it on, but by January or February I figured I was "cured". As long as I used the mask I could sleep normally again for the first time in 2 years, and my Nocturia - for me, getting up 5 or 6 times per night to urinate - seemed to be gone; I even canceled my most recent appointment with the sleep clinic in March, telling the receptionist there was no need to waste the Doc's time.
Boy, was I wrong! Last night and in fact for the past 2 weeks or so I have been back to my old habits, IE; sleeping no more than 1.5 to 2 hours before I need to relieve myself; and this is with the CPAP on and working fine.
It's making me crazy again, no joke; no more stage 4 sleep, no more relaxing days, just back to always being tired and feeling like garbage; and again, this is WITH the CPAP machine on! Which had seemingly cured me for 4 or 5 blissful months.
I have read up a lot about Nocturia, about how our bodies release some type of peptide which makes our kidneys release urine to compensate for the fluid overload in our hearts; the best article I have found to describe it exactly is here;
My question; do others here still have Nocturia even while using the CPAP, and is there some kind of medicine I could be taking to stop the release of this naturally-occurring Atrial Natriuretic Peptide?
I have tried bladder-control medicines in the past but none worked, and I have also re-scheduled with my Doc to see what he says or if my machine needs to be adjusted....although it's already at a very high setting because my Apnea is considered ''severe''.
In the meantime, back to sleepless nights and crappy-feeling days uggghhhh