blimey what a shock to the system it was to read all of your postings... i've just been diagnosed with mild osa and its rotten to say i'm glad i'm not alone in the nightmare situation.
it looks very much like i have been mis diagnosed with depression at least once, also endured tests for uneractive thyroid, diabetes etc..... seriously thinking i must be the laziest 37yr old ever fo nothing!!
i'v had classic symtoms for years, weight gain (oh and don't the doctors just relish in telling you that losing it will help you?)
i've woken up with severe sweats, heart racing, urgently needing the loo!
then to top it all just when you think you have lulled into sleep the alarm goes off and you feel and look like a flippin zombie.
many a day i could have had my porridge and then crawled back into bed.
i have quite a stressful job (in a call centre enviroment), i sit and look at my screen going over the same thing again and again
i struggle to keep awake on the way home (i car share and my friend drives).
i get home and if i'm lucky manage to open the post and have a cuppa before sitting down and nodding off (and woe betide my daughter if she has a moan about this as i almost bite her head off).
does anyone else get really ratty? i did put it down to hormones!!!
i've now had to sit her down and explain the condition and apologise as i often 'slope off' to my room to sleep when she has friends round. it makes me feel like a really crap mum.
the thought of sleeping with a machine is worse! how do u tell a possible partner that you already have a bed mate?
i'll let you know when i get my cpap!
any comments or snippets of advice would be happily read!
oh do i tell the dvlc? my consultant didnt mention it.