Hi Linda That shortness of breath stuff is really difficult to deal with, last year I had to go to respiratory Rehab classes for about 6 to 8 weeks to build up my stamina, Iguess it helped a little???? Anyway keep us posted on how you are doing. Especially how your sleep study turns out! You know allot of times pain meds can cause central apneas and can be a cause of sleep problems. If they say you have sleep apnea, you know they do have a variety of different machines that can be used to treat it, as well a huge selection of different masks. I am a big advocate of PAP treatment for sleep apnea. So if you do have it, if there is anything I can do to be of any help to you, just let me know. ( I have had numerous sleep studies over the years, and was first diagnosed with it in January of 2007, I also have to have 3 liters of Oxygen with my PAP machine when I sleep at night)
Anyway I am here for you if you need any help with it. Wishing you the best......
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!