(07-16-2015, 06:59 PM)colleenbrigid Wrote: I'm a 20 year old female and I was diagnosed with sleep apnoea a few months ago (my number is 9). I've been using a CPAP machine ever since and I just can't get used to it.
Well, how would you feel if while you slept someone put their hands around your throat and strangled you nine times every hour? Sleep apnea means that you are doing that to yourself. Do you really want to go back to strangling yourself for ten or fifteen seconds once every seven minutes? Or do you want to find some way to stop doing that to yourself?
Even very young children can have sleep apnea, though most people who get it are old. You drew the short straw and, untreated, you could lose twenty or thirty years of your life, and make what you do get a lot more painful. Pretending it isn't there won't work. You will die earlier than you need to after a good deal of painful bad health.
The good news is that you have a chance to avoid all that damage and live a long healthy life. But you have to decide that you need to stop strangling yourself.
It can be hard to adapt to the CPAP therapy, but it isn't impossible. For one thing you have to be proactive and make sure you get treatment that will work for you. Go back to your doctor or equipment supplier and insist on getting some help in making this therapy work for you. That is your right. If they won't help you, find someone who will! This is life or death here - in fact it's more than life or death because without good therapy you will go through many years of needless suffering.
Read this forum - every thread you can. Learn how other people have coped with their problems with PAP therapy.
Well, it's your life and you are free to ignore my advice of course. But you won't be free of the pain and suffering from making the wrong choice and giving up.
Life has given you a bad deal. It isn't going to go away by pretending it isn't there. You'll have to deal with that bad deal one way or another.