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    cpap failure or me
    L2fsh posted:
    I have a cpap machine and have used it for eight years now. The last three days has seen a dramatic change in my sleeping...I am waking up ripping the mask off as I struggle for a breath. The frequency has increased and I am now afraid to fall asleep because I know whats going to happen. These episodes have been very scary. I had Hip surgery last week and am forced to sleep in my recliner for a little while as the bed is hard to get into...also, I am forced to sleep on my back, could this be the real problem, or is it time to revist the clinic for a new study? Anyone have experince with this, have you been through it, what did you do? I asked my hip surgeon and he said it might be the meds...funny thing I didn't take any pain pills and the only thing I take that is different is the comulin (blood thinner), can it cause sleep apena problems? Thanks in advance for ll replies.

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