Swollen tonsils sleep apnea

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213044 tn?1236527460 m pretty sure (based on discussions w/ me endocrinologist and my gut feeling on being hypo) that hashi hypo is the cause of sleep apnea, as well heart palps, and headaches -- the link between sleep apnea, and headaches and heart issues is definitely one to look into and mention to MD!!!! Thanks for posting this!!!!! Great topic!!
Avatar f tn Right now I am going through some major upper airway troubles that seem to be exacerbated by my swollen glands and tonsils due to chronic infection. I kept saying it feels like I can't breathe and like someone is choking me, but doctors didn't have answers. After reading this, I think my airway is inflammed too. Plus I have the progesterone deficiency which Dr. Park says progesterone is an upper airway dilator.
Avatar f tn My daughter started having swollen lympnodes in her neck & groin area with out any signs of being sick at age 19 months. Then she started running low grade fevers for about 5 months and had a weight loss. 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.
Avatar f tn Last week on monday I felt light headed and dizzy ended up with a fever for 2 days. That thursday I felt I had strep, with the fever and sore throat seeming so familiar; I went to my Dr. To check it out. No strep, but the next day my uvula swelled up so bad I felt I couldn't breathe. Spent the whole day gargling salt, eating garlic clothes, spoons of honey and tumeric. Didn't sleep till 6 am Saturday when I couldn't stand being up anymore.
711326 tn?1297868510 The dr wants me to do a sleep study for sleep apnea. Okay I already know that I do have sleep apnea but never went for a sleep study. The other interesting thing was the dr telling me that he has another patient who has sleep apnea and was having recurrent miscarriages. Mine is due to having very large tonsils. Every time I go to the pcm dr they try to do a throat culture to see if I have strep throat because my tonsils are always so large.
Avatar f tn When my 6 year old was 5 we had his tonsils and adenoids removed due to sleep apnea and snoring. He seemed to stay sickly with ear infections, strep etc. I was just like you, he would seem to get better at times and we would back out of the surgery, but it would return and seemingly worse. He had a severe bought with a strep infection before we finally decided for sure on the surgery. His sleep apnea had gotten so bad that he would completely stop breathing.
1580703 tn?1651904887 Usually sleep apnea is due to other causes than enlarged tonsils. I see you have been having problems with your tonsils. An ENT is the doctor to see about your throat problems. You may need a CPAP machine to aid your breathing at night. You might get some help by stopping dairy products because dairy products cause a lot of mucus production.
Avatar n tn to me it sounds as if you have some sort of sleep apnea. when my now 9 year old did htat when he was 2 the ENT said it was sleep apnea and he had to have his tonsils out.
Avatar f tn I am concerned the enlarged tonsils are affecting our toddlers sleep and possibly causing sleep apnea now... already have struggles with eating because of the huge tonsils. We want to do what is best for our baby/toddler.
1580703 tn?1651904887 Obstructive sleep apnea will not affect pregnancy, however it would help to have a sleep study done for a reassessment. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
1339997 tn?1276341777 Your son's central sleep apnea is probably related to whatever neurologic condition is also causing low muscle tone. There's no good explanation for central sleep apnea. Glad to hear that your son is doing well with CPAP.
Avatar m tn I have also been reading about sleep apnea, she was diagnosed with this around 6 and had a T&A. Is this possibly related?
Avatar f tn My 6 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD. Then we found out he had sleep apnea due to enlarged tonsils. They took his tonsils and adnoids out and unfortunetly he still has ADHD and has to have medications. So just to let others know this may not be a cure for your young one and there ADHD.
Avatar m tn There was a significant change and my quality of breathing and sleep was drastically improved, but I still had obstructed airway issues. It was confirmed that I had moderate sleep apnea (stopped breathing 14 times per hour) and sleep disturbance (waking 36 times per hour). I am one of a few that had disease in more than one set of tonsil. Part of my tonsils grew back after an initial surgery at age 5. They did not diagnose the second set of tonsils until I was in my fifties.
Avatar m tn I have seen many specialists in regards to my snoring and sleep apnea (mild - did a sleep study 4 years ago, I am sure that my sleep apnea has worsen a bit). Some of the different specialists that I have seen are: ENT docs, Otolaryngologists, Internal Medicine/Respirologist, Dentist, and Sleep Disorder doctor. I have tried the CPAP for 2 years (hate it) and I am currently using the mouth-guard (where my jaw is moved forward).
Avatar f tn Back in May I had an extremely sore throat with white spots on my tonsils thought it would go away on its own ended up with my uvula swelling so bad I thought I was going to choke on it. I went to the hospital immediately they told me I had uvulitis gave me prednisone and told me to take benadryl. I did the whole 5 days of prednisone the sore throat went away and the uvula went down a bit.
222135 tn?1236488221 I just had a sleep study as part of the workup for the unexplained fatigue. It turns out I'm having apnea about 7 times an hour on my side, 25 on my back! 5 is about the top of normal. So, routinely, I'm coming out of the right kind of sleep and kind of getting startled, but not really knowing about it.
Avatar f tn My son has always been a very slow and painfully picky eater. But lately his eating habits have been really terrible. He will chew a bite of food for 5 minutes at a time unless we beg him to swallow and take another bite. He is a very obedient child so I don't think it's a behavior issue but I have no clue, I'm at a loss. I do know his tonsils are chronically swollen (but he says they never hurt).
Avatar m tn It was a miserable, horrible surgery and recovery, but I no longer snore and am able to sleep through the night. I would not recommend this procedure for a mild case of sleep apnea and/or snoring, but it has improved my life. Good luck to you.
Avatar f tn After a sleep study my ENT doc says that I have moderate sleep apnea which needs to be addressed. I have used a cpap machine in the past with poor results. This doc wants to take out my tonsils, "shave my palate", and perform a septoplasty to fix the left side of my nose. This sounds like a lot of painful procedures to be done at one time, but he said that he will keep me in the hospital at least one night and up to three if needed.
Avatar f tn I have sleep apnea. I hate using the CPAP! I do not sleep any better with it. I wake up with my stomach bloated with air, or I wake up with an extremely dry mouth, or I wake up with air leaking out of the side of the mask... every night, not just some times. I tried two different masks to no avail. I am looking into surgery.
Avatar n tn s been quite a lot of info out lately about kids diagnosed as ADHD or even having behavioral or learning problems actually having sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is associated with increased risk for cardiac disease, Type 2 Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. Oxygen deprivation to the brain can cause severe morning headaches, and possibly even brain damage when oxygen levels get too low.
Avatar f tn I sometimes choke and wake up gasping because I am not laying it a position for it to trickle out of my mouth and it begins to choke me. I have sleep apnea and am unable to use the mask due to excessive condensation building in my mask. The doctor tells me to keep wearing it and it will stop it but I literally begin to choke and cough as soon as I fall asleep which makes me tear the thing off and throw it to the floor. I have phenominal oral hygiene and no longer have my tonsils.
4268628 tn?1375041176 So we finally had Cadences sleep study and they found issues. Duh. Her tonsils are at +3 which means they are blocking 50 to 75% of her airway. We go in the 18th to hopefully get a surgery date. Still not pregnant with our 2nd yet. Going to talk to my ob about fertility drugs. Cady turns 1 next week and we are doing a party on the 19th.
422425 tn?1307992990 See a sleep specialist to make sure whether or not he has sleep apnea. If he has sleep apnea, then treating it will take care of the snoring. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to hypertension, diabetes, obesity, depression, heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. As Curtis 1960 recommends, dental devices are available over the counter (or over the internet - two products that come to mind are puresleep and somnoguard). Dentists can make better fitting and adjustable models that work better.
Avatar n tn Does anyone else have this? For weeks now I assumed I had OSA and I even have a sleep study consult up in just over a month but I'm more than sure this is alergys. I noticed that I seem to have more problems when I have large amounts of processed cheese. So I cut dairy out of my diet except for a small amount in waffles in the morning and a small amount in instant mashed potatoes at night. Every thing seemed to be working then out of no where my throat starts closing up again at night.