Finally I get to see the doc...based on the data above she immediately prescribes and ASV machine (which is what I suspected based on all the CA's).
Then going over my Echocardiogram to see if there is a correlative heart problem, she stumbles upon the fact that I took my sleep test at a different elevation
than the elevation of my residence. (I live at 3500 ft and the test was done at 7200 ft.).....SO she says I have to have another test at that lower elevation.
Seeing how dejected I must have looked, she suggest that If I take a APAP machine now and try it for a month, she will be able to tell if the CA''s are gone, or if I need a new titration for the ASV at the lower elevation. She suspects that the CA's will not be there at the lower elevation, given I don't have any heart problems or other causes for the CA's.
So, that is where it stands. I will get the APAP hopefully next week, and begin to accumulate date for her to analyze.
I am very disappointed...I was looking forward to some relief
from this tiredness and headaches...but if this works, it would be quicker than scheduling another 'split study' at my residential elevation (which would probably take 4-6 weeks).
Will this plan work? Can the APAP show CA's? Will the APAP relieve any of my symptoms? Does the ResMed APAP send data directly to the doc? I have my next appointment 1/10/18
Why can't anything ever go smooth?