Hello! I’m new here. I’ve been strugglibg for many years with severe migraines. During the past year I was referred to a great ENT in our area, who referred me for a sleep study.
I don’t have full-on OSA. I DO have some sort of sleep-related breathing disorder. They are calling it “Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome” for now. I know that there is some debate about if UARS is it’s own thing or a mild form of OSA. The sleep doctor thinks I should try a CPAP but doubted my insurance would cover it basef on the mild diagnosis.
The ENT has also diagnosed me with “Empty Nose Syndrome” a complication from a previous sinus surgery. This is another nebulous diagnosis but my primary complaint is extreme dry nose at night (with accompanying cracking, swelling, etc.) He thinks I should try a CPAP too. With a humidifier.
So now I’m kind of at an impasse … my husband has a CPAP and I’ve seen the lengths he’s gone to to get all the variables adjusted. I’m reluctant to try something expensive that may or may not work. I need some support and guidance on how to pursue this.
As I’m typing, I’m realizing I’m a bit ridiculous! TWO doctors who I respect have suggested CPAP but I’m stalling! Can you give me a kick in the pants?
Thank you in advance. - Tiffany