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She said there is still lots to teach primary physicians that when they see some of these things in their patients, that they should investigate whether there is sleep apnea or not. I, for one, am hoping that it helps Craig sleep again. He wakes up every hour now and is soaked in sweat. The doctors think that since his blood oxygen is dropping to 76 percent when he sleeps, that the waking up and sweating is a method for his brain to wake him up to breathe.
I did however take another sleep study, which showed a disturbance index of 16? Meaning I was just at moderate sleep apnea.. With an oxygen level going down to 91% which isnt too bad. I tried a CPAP machine for 2 months but could not handle it. Ive been recommended to get the mendibular splint, to help with the apnea. Sorry for the long post, but my question is whether you think the sleep apnea could be causing these new symptoms?
I had several complaints, one being labile blood pressure and feeling out of breath a lot, tired during the day etc... what could this be? I was told maybe copd not sleep apnea because of the hour long drop. I don't see the specialist until next week, but so nervous.
I've never really understood the difference between hypopnea and obstructive sleep apnea. I think I understand central sleep apnea, and to be honest, I'm surprised more MS patients don't mention that. I'm sure our friend Dr. Park could add some clarification here, if he reads this forum regularly. In central sleep apnea (as explained to me), the patient stops breathing due to causes that don't involve the closure of the airway.
I have mild sleep apnea and its not a big person thing. i as well am average size and have it. it can be do to your anatomy in your mouth and throte. try sleeping on your side or stomach it helps and this could be the reason for your fatigue and dizziness. as for the thyroid, i have nodules and am curently under going biopsy for poss. thyroid cancer. its scary cause my blood works normal as well...if you are afraid ask youor pcp for a reff.
Hi there reading what you have said chris0010 may i suggest you ask your local Doctor for a Sleep Study as it does sound like Sleep Apnea let him take it from there.................
So the doctor on base set me up with a sleep study downtown. I just did the sleep study 2 nights ago at the Sleep Lab at our hospital around here. The technician that did the sleep lab said that she stopped counting how many times i stopped breathing after about 30 times. She said that i am probably going to be one of them border line patients (no idea what that means), but i have to wait a whole month to actually go back in for the consultation with the doctor.
At that point, I am also sweating and heart racing. I'm interpreting this as sleep apnea. I cant sleep until the narcotic is out of my system around 4 am because I don't sleep on it, its more like a weird state of semi-consciousness, intermingling with these awful snorting wake-up. I didn't take my BP then but an hour later I have trouble finding it, but when I do it 96/57.
I just found out that I have severe sleep apnea. After years of wondering what was wrong with me. I finally told my primary that I wanted a sleep study. He said that I told him that I sleep allot. I told him that I have every symptom and didn't feel my fatigue was due to my age as he suggested. He reluctantly ordered the test and found out it was severe. My results were an average of 2 apnea a minute and less than 75% oxygen fifteen times.
And I mean 24 hrs. a day 7 days a week. I also have sleep apnea. I am tired all day because I cant sleep right at night I choke alot. I had a sleep monitor and it confirmed a severe sleep apnea, I only get about 3-4 hrs. of sleep at night. I take topomax for seizures. My first grand mal was in 1996. Somehow I think all of this is related. I also get pain in the back of my head and neck and sometimes very severe headaches. im seeing a neurologist Jan.27th.
is only 15inches and I only have 1 chin, I also have never woken up gasping for breath and have been told I dont snore. so they said a sleep study is not neccesary? is this true? could I still have sleep apnea? I tend to go through everything in cycles.
During thoses months we also noticed her tonsils became enlarged which started causing her to have sleep apnea. At 2 yearls Old Her regular doctor recommended her going to ENT because he was thinking that the tonsils were causing the swelling in lympnodes. The ENT reccomended removal of tonsils & adnoids ASAP because of sleep apnea. She went for surgery on Dec. 29th 2008.
My initial symptoms included the cape like pain in my shoulders and in my neck as well as numbness and pain in my right arm. These symptoms remained pretty constanst for over a year. However, starting in about November, I noticed that I was starting to experience horrible pain in my left foot. Some days, it is almost as if I'm dragging it along. I have bought new orthopedic shoes and inserts and I still have trouble walking.
Unfortunately they are now 3 and 4 and flat REFUSE to sleep in their own beds. Thank God I have a king size. Even sleeping in the bed with us my middle one has to have her arm or hand laying on someones neck (preferably mine) or she won't sleep. As an infant it started with putting her hand in my mouth...then it went to the hand down my shirt...then it went to her pulling my shirt down so she could lay her head on my bare skin...
Go have a sleep study done, its very easy and non invasive. Many sleep disorders manifest themselves in different ways. Sleep Apnea for instance, or RLS (aka jumpy leg disease).
All they have determined is I have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, glaucoma, sleep apnea, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (an auto-immune disease of the thyroid that causes hypothyroidism/low thyroid), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, food allergies, hay fever, psoriasis, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, bone spurs in my feet and back and neck, Carpel Tunnel, social anxiety disorder, clinical depression and I'm obese. Yes, I'm a mess. Oh well. It is what it is.
It is certainly possible that all of us have something in common, other than the fizzing sound, but in terms of medical problems. I myself have hypertension, sleep apnea, some mild back problems, migraines, and am battling with being overweight. I am glad to see I am not alone with this weird sound in my head. I would not have even known how to try and describe it, should I ever have come up with the nerve to ask a physician about it.
Does any of this sound like sleep apnea. I go see the Dr next Friday and then schedule my sleep apnea test, but it seems so far off when you haven't slept in awhile.
In fact I've had to keep a towel under my neck to help me move it when I'm laying down. When I sleep laying down I wake up from the pain every time I try and move my neck or when my husband moves in the bed. Also driving with the bumps in the road or the stop and go motion makes the pain worse. I have taken Vicodin and Motrin. Heat pads seem to help. Also the pain gets better and just turns into an ache/stiff neck during the day.
The search my cardio had was the Why, and stumbled onto sleep issues and found pulse Oximetry test positive for hypoxia and sleep apnea. As we go down this tributary, I am told they give you a CPAP and do not worry why. Let's see in three months. This is fair, however since the sleep "box" has been opened, I need answers to a lifetime of fatigue, naps, 24 hour catch-ups staring seizures, night seizures, depression, etc.....
It's possible that you have sleep apnea. Ask your doctor for a sleep study.
A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired, I stated my opinion that in my experience, almost all people with insomnia have narrowed upper air passageways, especially behind the tongue. Some will have undiagnosed sleep apnea, but many will have instead something called upper airway resistance syndrome. This is a variation or precursor to sleep apnea where the length of time of each breathing pause is not long enough to be called an apnea.
I didn't really realize how much I was moving my legs and feet at night until my dog who sleeps with me,decided at times to find a different spot to sleep! I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2006.I've used a CPAP off and on.At times I didn't use it because I was needing to order new equipment (like now) and it seemed useless to try to use it when I was a caregiver for my husband,as I was up at all times of the night.Trying to get used to the mask again causes me panic!
Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym? I know a tumor or something like that would have showed on MRI. I've heard horror stories about aneurysms in carotid arteries and next to ear.
The sleep apnea myth, the hormonal factor, and the insomnia bias factor. Myth #1: Sleep Apnea Is Mostly a Male Problem One of the biggest myths about sleep apnea is that you have to be a middle to older aged, heavy-set snoring man with a big neck. This stereotypical view of sleep apnea is still common amongst most physicians, so unless you’re in the extreme end of the disease spectrum, a sleep-breathing condition won’t even be considered as a possibility if you’re a woman.
I too have this noise in my neck but I now have what I can explain as a hollow sensation in my neck and back of skull. I don’t know what to do as my health is dwindling. I have been getting moving sensations under my skin, unable to walk for long periods of time without my muscles killing me. Then I just happened to realise the soft cartilage in me right ear around my eardrum had totally gone. Also my lip has started to fade.
It will help us to know if your BP is well under control or not. Sleep apnea is also an important cause of early morning headaches due to poor quality of sleep during night time. Sleep apnea is often associated with high BP, heart disease etc. I would suggest you to sleep with a 30 degree elevation of upper part of the body, avoid smoking and alcoholism (if applicable), sleep in a lateral position than supine position and try devices like CPAP which will keep the airways open.
Until one can confirm through testing that they are apnea free, treating sleep apnea is the kindest thing a person can do for oneself. I suspected I had sleep apnea for many years. Once confirmed, I got a CPAP machine. Unfortunately I did not have a doctor who was helpful when I continued to have trouble and I gave up and quit using it. I deteriorated rapidly, and within 5 months thought I would surely die.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea? OSA will raise your heart rate as it attempts to circulate oxygen starved blood to vital areas. I unknowingly suffered from this condition and would awake at night with a pounding pulse. Warning is often, but not always heavy snoring. I've read that if you're a male with a neck size of 18 or more, it is nearly guaranteed that you have some degree of sleep apnea. Low blood pressure?
Once you adjust to the meds, it's a good idea to test to see if they are effective in reducing the limb movements enough that they don't disrupt sleep stages. Also, having both sleep apnea and limb movments can make treatment a bit more complicated. A diagnosis of mild sleep apnea when having limb movements can change once the movements are treated (also works the other way around).
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