Hello. I found out today that I have a diagnosis of central apnea. This was discovered on my second sleep study. I am a 28 year old male and have probably had this for a long time. This is a lot for me to wrap my head around. The surgeon basically told me that my most effective option was BiPap. Well, I have a BiPap and can't stand it. I have never been able to tolerate it for more than 3 hours. What's worse is that I also have insomnia (which I take .25 mg Klonopin and 75 mg trazodone). For me to even tolerate the machine this long, I have to increase my meds to increase sedation.
Basically, I am just not at the point where I want to believe that BiPap (or CPap) is my only option. I am not ready to envision having to use a machine for the rest of my life. I've spent hours pouring over the internet looking at other alternatives and came across Diamox, a medication used off label for Central Sleep Apnea.
I want to exhaust ALL measures before going to a machine. Please share any experiences you've had with this medication (Diamox). Honestly, I would much rather take a medication if at all possible before having to face using the machine again. Thank you and PLEASE write back with your experiences.