I'll pass on the inhaled insulin.... I've never done well if inhaled medications.
Went to the primary care physician today. Couple of reasons -- my prescriptions are starting to expire and I wanted to make sure we were both on the same page.
Also wanted to talk to him about getting a different sleep doctor. I want someone a bit more aggressive and less reluctant to make sure I have the right equipment. I also want to make the switch when things are going well, I've had a chance to meet the new doctor before there is a real need or at least a crisis. I also want to avoid either someone who is really into drugs to solve the problem or surgery. In other words, someone who is a bit middle of the road.
He doesn't have any experience with sleep doctors, so is going to ask his referral person. I'm also going to run it by the endo and CDE before I make any appointments.
This is what got me thinking about switching from Depo... I think I'm going to stay on it though.
Increased bone loss with duration of medroxyprogesterone acetate use may not be completely reversible, according to the FDA.
The new mask is working very well, I'm sleeping all night, not waking up, and was able to get up for 7:00 am departure for agility trials this weekend AND workout before going!
Food is much better too.
Called Medco and asked them about the birth control. I think I'm going to stay with Depo for a while, and go with the generic. It's very inexpensive, but I am also going to talk to the doctor's office about the last charge. I don't think I should be paying an office visit for a shot.
Interesting post on Seasonale -- which is the back of my mind to switch too.
Man is it making a difference.
I came in and took about 1 1/2 nap very early, then went to bed at 10:30 - 11:00 and slept all night.
The mask did not wake me up either time, which is a huge improvement. I was waking up and adjusting the other mask nightly, which doesn't seem like a good thing to me. Doesn't seem to bother the doctor, but oh well....
Worth every penny...
The doctor recommended this mask: FlexiFit HC431 Full Face Mask
And it is working very well. It is easier to fit than any ask I've ever had, it doesn't leak and it is comfortable.
I woke up this morning wanting to sleep longer. Sometimes I wake up tired, and have trouble waking up. And while I've been short sleep lately, I just wanted to sleep. You won't understand unless you have sleep problems....
And yes, it's worth $150.00 to be able to sleep.
We live less than 2 minutes from the fire station, so I think I'll just let Rich use the alarm system.