I started with CPAP this summer and thought it would never work for me but after a battle with masks and my shitty DME provider I finally wound up with a BiPAP (Resmed Aircurve 10) and for 3 months I thought I died and went to heaven. I was sleeping like the dead, my brain fog was near gone with the help of Armodafinil. I felt like a new person.

Then about 2 weeks ago I started to get the feeling as if I couldnt breathe with my nasal pillows (Resmed AirFit P10) on as I was going to sleep, it became immediately intolerable. I also was having some issues with feeling short of breath in general (especially when horizontal) and gained a large amount of weight recently (30ish+ pounds). I went for a bunch of tests, my heart is OK, chest x-ray OK, blood OK but I cant use my BiPAP now.

I am absolutely despondent about the BiPAP seemingly becoming 100% intolerable to use almost like flipping a switch, I went from thinking this wouldnt ever work to once it worked being thankful and requiring it for a normal life. But now I feel like the normal life is being snatched away from me, I spoke to my sleep doc and didnt really feel like she had any idea what was going on. My PCP has referred me to a diff pulmonologist so Im about to schedule that but figured Id ask here.

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