This is really wild.......you sound so much like me. When I was about 52, my heartrate started going up, I started freaking out at things like going to the doctors/dentist's, and my BP really started going up. I started getting incredible pressure in my chest and neck, and spent 7 months sleeping in a chair! I had a stress echo and it was normal. I went back on my aciphex (which I had been off of), and went on Toprol, and my problems started clearing up. I really think alot of this was perimenopause. I guess I'm in menopause now (age 56), but I still have some hormone fluctuations (it happens when my ovaries hurt.....even though I don't have periods any more).....and my heartrate goes up, I'm extra nervous, my joints get loose, my IBS gets worse, as does my GERD.
41 is pretty young to really be getting into perimenopause, but it wouldn't be impossible.
Here's something else you and I have in common.........I have sleep apnea too. I just did the sleep study a couple weeks ago, and found out a few days ago that I have moderate obstructive apnea. They want me to come back in for another night study, but it freaks me out so much, I'm not going to go! I'm going to try to talk the doctor into letting me figure out the pressures at his office during the day, and try it out at home at night. I have heard that apnea can cause high blood pressure.
I don't know for sure........but it feels like perimenopause/menopause has turned me into a person with constant angst. I've tried to come down on my Toprol, thinking it was causing my fatigue, and definitely my brainlessness.........but my heartrate goes crazy......as does my GERD.
So I feel sort of trapped.
What good effects do you feel that you're getting out of your cpap machine? I just can't imagine that I could use it, since I'm a bit claustraphobic.......but I sure would like to see if it helps my fatigue.
Are your periods still normal?
The pressure points are something like in 18 places around your body. Do an internet search and you'll find a drawing of where the points are.
Fibromyalgia is a "disease" of exclusion. That means that there are no tests for it, so you just have to be sure it isn't anything else that CAN be tested for..........like M.S., Lyme disease, etc.
You might try taking B12 tablets. Many times that can help with tingling.
Feel free to ask me more questions if you like.
It wouldn't surprise me if your thinking problems were caused by your Toprol. It got really ridiculous for me. I almost felt retarded. But....."brainfog" is also very common in fibromyalgia.