I am absoultley stunned by thier ignorance, but the NHS doesnt suprise me. If you are not the "standard" human you are classed as a freak and therefore you must loose weight, stop drinking/smoking/eating. Hell we are doing one thing for them, we are stopping breathing
To make you feel better, being overweight may not be the only reason for OSA. I have lost 2 and a bit stone now and my neck is getting thiner, you know what,... I still got OSA, it can be down to how your neck and airways are setup in your body, so loose the weight as you will feel better for it, but dont get too obsessive about it, cause at the end of the day if a CPAP machine is what you need, this in itself can help you loose weight as you will have more energy and a spring in your step(apperently, will let you know Tuesday
With regard the costings, each place is different, I am not completly out of the woods about the money aspect, but I can pretty much say it aint gonna cost over Â£2k.
On one of the previous updates (page 1), there was a break down of the costing which at the moment they have pretty much stuck to.
I wont be shy when I have found out how much everything has cost me, I will post it on the topic.
The consultation and test should set you back under or around Â£400. I like to think of this cost as an investment rather than paying someone for a second opinon, its well worth it as you find out once and for all if it is OSA.
This is a life threatening illness that needs investigating, you could be looking at a malpractice lawsuit as this kind of ignorance from the GP and specialist beggers belief.
One of the previous posters(wilkxx) told me that the Respironics were very good although based in Bognor the study was done from home and cost less than my appointments(found out about this info a little too late for me).
Keep your chin up and beg, borrow, steal to get a test as this is a serious condition with a simple remedy.
P.S. As I am still going thru the diagnosis cycle can anyone provide any further thoughts for raffles?