Hi, I found out yesterday that I had sleep apnea, my insuance company will not cover my machine because I haven't met a 1000 dollar deductable. I have Blue Cross Blue Sheild, I called around also to see if I could rent one, and there are none to rent and to get one I have to come up with $500 then I can make payments. Has anyone had any problems with getting coverage for a machine? And what can be done? I also tried craigs list to try and get a used one, is that ok?
My doctor just called today to let me know I have sleep apnea and to order my machine she wants me on. I feel like I have something that falls in the back of my throat when I sleep and then I can't breath so I'm constantly waking up or snoring so loud. I have also noticed that my nody hurts, not my joints but my muscles, they all ache and hurt and I get this funny heart beat where it feels like my heart skips a beat and then tries like hell to catch up. I'm not sure if I should call my dr or wait till i get the machine to see if this will go away, if it's related to me not sleeping? not sure just wish I would feel better tired of being tired, tired of hurting, tired of being cranky and not having enough energy to do anything with my kids, just tired.....
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