Can oxycodone increase apnea events when using a bipap machine?
I am excited to find this support group in such a reputable location, so I am hoping someone might give me some insight….
I began using a bipap machine in March and have had great results with it up to now….usually recording less than 5 events per hour.
I had some minor surgery last week, and the resulting pain kept me from finding a comfortable position to sleep, which kept me from using the machine for a week.
I finally discovered that I could sleep in my recliner and rest pretty well, so two nights ago I started using the machine again….the first night it recorded 69.5 events/hr, and last night it recorded 59 events/hr!
I was prescribed oxycodone for pain and have been taking 1 per day at bedtime, so my question is can this medication cause such a drastic increase in events? The only other difference is that the recliner keeps me on my back, whereas I am usually a side sleeper.
Has anyone out there experienced anything similar to this? Any information at all will be greatly appreciated!