Saturday, March 7, 2009

Not a good day...

So last night I tried the bipap. It didn't last very long before I took it off because it wasn't ramping up right so I was going to fix it today to try again tonight.

Well, as soon as I took off the bipap I felt a little funny when I took in a breath but figured I just wasn't used to the "puff" of air the bipap was giving me. I had kind of had rough night because of the funny feeling and when I woke up this morning my lungs ached really bad. Plus I had a fever.

When I saw the on call doctor and I told him how I felt and thought it was from the bipap he looked at me like I was crazy and said the bipap wouldn't cause me to be achy. But my thought is if the bipap blows air into the lungs so that you take a deeper breath wouldn't it make sense that your lungs would hurt because its not used to opening that much? Just like a muscle hurting after you workout??

I feel better now but it has taken me all day to feel better. I am not using the bipap tonight I am waiting until I see Dr. Faverio on Monday to see what he thinks. I am really afraid to use it and possibly cause something bad to happen. I was feeling better and everything and now my O2 had to be raised today because of my lungs hurting so hopefully tomorrow it can go back down. I will let you know how I do....


OceanDesert said...

Hey Jen! Good to hear from you! :)

Listen to yourself and your body.. altho I'm sure you already know that!

Just me talking, but a doc would really need to present all the pros and cons of using the bipap, and then to me, the pro's would need to outweigh the cons... Esp. if I had already been improving b/f the bipap was started. Like the old saying, "if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it."

Just my 2cents..

Were u feeling better b/f you used the bipap? Were those plugs getting out of there any better the last few days?

Hugs, Jen!

Jen said...

I only used it Friday night for a little bit and then yesterday was when I felt crappy. The plugs had moved out on there own last week sometime. When I had my xray redone on Monday it showed improvement.