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How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

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How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

Post by Guest » Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:51 am

I'm currently waiting to be diagnosed and was wondering how long it took others to get their diagnosis and mask?

I'm not really functioning at the moment and I already feel like I've been waiting for an eternity, I'd like to know how much longer I can expect to endure this hell.

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Re: How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

Post by Sleep2Snore » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:20 pm

A lot depends on where you are in the UK?

It is a bit of a postcode lottery.

If you tell us where you are, someone might be in the same area.

However, once you get contact from the hospital, tell them you will take a cancellation at short notice, but be prepared to go at short notice.
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Re: How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

Post by big G » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:00 pm

I am in SCOTLAND, still waiting for sleep study, have been since October, and on cancellation list.

I too struggle, most nights on sofa , off work with depression.

Long stressful process

G

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Re: How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

Post by Sleep2Snore » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:16 pm

Scotland. Well, I suppose it would depend which hospital you are going to.
Edinburgh used to be good (once you get there) but I have not dealt with them for years, Glasgow also used to be good, but they also deal with more complicated sleep problems there as well. Once you get to see someone in the hospital it used to be that you got through quite quickly, it was the waiting to see someone that was the longest wait!
Dundee, I don't know about, but I believe they do it there as well, it has just been a long time since I went through the mill.

Maybe If you tell us where you are going maybe someone will give you a better idea of how long they waited.
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Re: How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

Post by big G » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:54 pm

I waiting for overnight study, from October , now being told May.

It's crazy

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Re: How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

Post by Sleep2Snore » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:59 pm

big G wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:54 pm
I waiting for overnight study, from October , now being told May.

It's crazy
Phone the clinic and offer to come in at short notice if there is a cancellation.
But do be prepared to go at short notice.
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Re: How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

Post by big G » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:09 pm

Sleep2Snore wrote:
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:59 pm
big G wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:54 pm
I waiting for overnight study, from October , now being told May.

It's crazy
Phone the clinic and offer to come in at short notice if there is a cancellation.
But do be prepared to go at short notice.
I saw someone recommend that before, I call every other week to get an update and check if any.

Am about an hour drive away, so would go straight away

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Re: How long did it take you to get diagnosed?

Post by Sleep2Snore » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:02 am

The more you phone the more you are on the radar.
It pays to be a pest sometimes. :)

After all it is your health, so they can't hold it against you for trying.
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