I'm glad you are seeing improvement with the lupus symptoms, back pain and the PT is helping. Hopefully, the fatigue will improve soon as well...((Hugs)).
I had a sleep study done last year to prove to a neuro I didn't have Narcolepsy. I was having seizures and he said it was Narcolepsy. Thank goodness it wasn't, although, the seizures were bad enough. I didn't have any sleep problems that they could find. I just have a problem with either not sleeping or sleeping too much. It goes in cycles. I'm in the no sleep cycle now.. .
I hope the C-Pap Machine works well for you and you will get a better quality sleep with it and feel well rested. Let us know how it works out. Take care, keep resting and nesting! You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Post Edited (mom46) : 4/5/2007 8:14:49 PM (GMT-6)
I have Lupus and Sleep Apnea. I was prescribed a CPAP machine and used it for almost a year. When I went back for my yearly sleep study my apnea was worse than before. I stopped breathing every 5 minutes. I chose to have a UPPP for my sleep apnea. It was very painful and I wouldn't recommend it. I knew the risks going into the surgery but thought it was my only thing that would help me get some rest. (At the time of my surgery I hadn't been diagnosed with Lupus). I go back in a few months for another sleep study and I am sure they will put me back on the CPAP. I personally hate the CPAP. I am hoping to get a BIPAP instead. My previous insurance wouldn't cover the BIPAP. I had more than one sleep study before my dr prescribed a machine - once with a CPAP once with a BIPAP and my results were much better with the BIPAP.