05-05-2014, 11:30 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-05-2014, 11:31 AM by Nanook518.)
I originally had my sleep study and received my CPAP machine in 2006 and have used it ever since. Now am waking with stomach pain and have some headaches and fatigue during the day that may or may not be related to my settings/machine etc....
My question is how often do you have new sleep studies done and how often do you replace your machine. Mine is the original one so it is about 7+ years old. Also I had it titrated in November the woman left it without any setting so I had to adjust it myself and may have not put the correct pressure on. Truth be told my engineer husband did it for me!
You're probably well due for a revisit to your friendly sleep docs. Machines are supposed to last for at least 5 years these days, and yours has. It may or may not be giving you the treatment you need, and a sleep study of course will determine that.
As to the pressure you're getting now, it could be too high as easily as being too low. The stomach pain sort of indicates the too high thing.
But you need to be seen. So start there.
Thanks for your reply, I suppose I'm just avoiding it due to the fact they are such a pain! Thanks Nanook