Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:22 PM
I had my PSG last night and my MSLT today. So it is noon and I am home already. You know what that means. FAIL.... So the bed was really soft and broken down. I usually sleep on an extra firm mattress. As soon as I laid down on the bed my back and neck started to hurt. I told the tech that i would like a different bed. He said they were all the same and didnt let me try a one. So anyway, i do get chronic back pain but it has not been very bad lately so i didnt think it would be a problem. I do not take any prescription pain meds for my pain. I occasionally take some tylenol but didnt think to bring a bottle just in case. OOPS. I did bring my ice packs however but they didnt seem to help much. So the pain kept me awake until 4 oclock. THe tech woke me up at 7. I asked if he got enough information. He said he did. He got what the doctor was looking for. I went into REM sleep pretty quick after sleep onset. I asked him if he thought I would get a diagnosis. He didnt hesitate and said yes. So I was hopeful. So anyway. He left and the MSLT tech came in. After 2 fail - naps, I mentioned to the nurse that my back pain was keeping me from relaxing and that sometimes I take tylenol and it helps but that I forgot to bring it. apparenly she misunderstood me because when the dr called she told him that I didnt get to sleep last night until 4 oclock because I didnt take my sleep meds. I DONT TAKE SLEEP MEDS. So he said to stop the MSLT and I will have to redo the PSG and MSLT because I didnt sleep enough hours. THe other day I had mentioned to my husband that some of you had to do redo the sleep study and that might happen to me. He said NO that will not happen, He would not have me doing it again if it doesnt work the first time. I am so frustrated. I am dreading telling him that it didnt work out. I am so frustrating. I was hoping that I would finally get a diagnosis after all these years of suffering.