Has anyone else experienced this? I have been a migraine survivor since I was four… we’re talking 40 years now. Over the past five years they’ve suddenly become much more frequent and intense. I’ve been through all the usual testing and such… no connection to hormones, lifestyle or anything… all pretty random triggers which I know doesn’t help.
So about a month and a half ago I was diagnosed with OSA. I don’t actually experience apnic periods but rather hypopnic periods; meaning I don’t stop breathing. My breathing just becomes really shallow. I was experiencing like 38 episodes per hour, so my doc put me on a CPAP. Great! So new headgear… Something I can’t even use when I have a flare. Ok.
Fast forward to about a week ago… I’m noticing that my usual headaches (yep – I suffer daily headaches and just have to play it by ear as to whether or not it’s a full blown flare) are worse than usual. Like I’m used to dealing with a typical headache of 5-ish on a daily. However, lately they’ve been about a 7. Consistently. The only thing different in my life as a whole is that I’m using this CPAP now.
I use the warm humidifier on it. The pressure is low, so no sinus concerns. Yet I’m still having a really weird increase in my daily headache headaches, for lack of a better term. Anyone else experience this or know anything about this? ANY input would be helpful!