I have mild sleep apnea and the cpap machine hasn't improved my symptoms. I still wake up tired, unrefreshed, and fatigued. What could be causing this?

See below. please see your pulmonologist it could be something as simple as readjusting your pressure support on your machine. The other consideration is Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) causes insomnia and fatigue is one of its side effects.I have a you patients have suffered from this. Please see your doctor for follow up it's important.
Other causes. There are other causes for your symptoms. Ask your sleep doctor for advice.

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Is it possible for a man to chronic fatigue syndrome? I do have sleep apnea and struggle with my cpap machine, but fatigue seems to be getting worse.

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Chronic Fatigue. Yes. The EBV virus that has been linked in past to "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" is not particular to male or female. You also describe other reasons for fatigue with Sleep apnea. There are newer machines that work very well. Read more...
Start with CPAP. If you know that you have sleep apnea, I would work with the medical supply store and your specialist to find a mask that works well for you to maximize your CPAP and then see how your fatigue improves. Read more...
Chronic Fatigue. Sydrome (CFS) is a complicated disorder characterized by extreme fatigue that can't be explained by any underlying medical condition and to date has no known specific cause. Sleep apnea and any chronic condition including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and depression can all cause fatigue. Please discuss with your doctor. Refer to http://www.cdc.gov/cfs, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002224/ Read more...
Yes, it is possible. You have several reasons to suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. I would start by speaking with your sleep apnea specialist regarding titrating, or optimizing, the settings on your cpap machine. This should be done at least every 2 years and especially if you begin having new symptoms. Read more...