If you read the last post, you know that I suffer from some sort of weird fatigue. It’s been much better over the last couple of years than it was when it first began three years ago. However, I never wake up feeling refreshed, I get headaches on a daily basis, and I never know if I’m going to feel normal or if I’m going to feel as if I attended my first frat party the night before and closed it down. Because of this, I had my blood work done three years ago and the whole battery of tests to make sure that I was a-okay. Nothing was found. So I went to food… ate organic, then moved to plant-based, and it actually helped. But helped simply wasn’t good enough.
I decided to go to a sleep clinic. I’d had several scary nights when I had woken up unable to breathe, and I thought I might have sleep apnea. I also decided it would be a good idea to get all my blood work done again just to make sure. At the sleep clinic, the doctor thought that I might have narcolepsy which has a symptom of muscle paralysis. When I woke up unable to breathe, I wasn’t choking on anything; I was simply not breathing and it would take me several seconds to be able to breathe. It was almost as if my body had forgotten for a moment how to do it. So I decided to go ahead with the sleep study, but I also had to get approval from the insurance company.
The afternoon before the study I found out that the insurance company had denied the sleep study. Now I have to wait for the clinic to file an appeal on the basis of medical necessity. This has been very frustrating to say the least. The worst part is not knowing anything. I’ve been dealing with this for three years. I’ve tried everything outside of the field of medicine to deal with this. While I realize the insurance company doesn’t know this, it’s still frustrating that there was a denial. Do that many people really do sleep studies because they feel like it? Or because they just want to waste money the insurance company could have saved? It’s been three years. I’m at what feels like my last alternative to identifying the cause of this. Oh, insurance company, please just give me a break.
So here is my rant, and I’m done.