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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-10-07 05:14 PM
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29. My fiance has it.
He's only 23 and for some reason we'd been under the (mistaken) impression that he was "too young" for sleep apnea.

I couldn't sleep because of his snoring and I encouraged (okay, forced) him to see his GP about it. He sent him to an ear, nose & throat doctor. She took one look at him and said, "You don't have anything wrong with your sinuses, I think you have sleep apnea. I'm sending you to the sleep center."

We were surprised. But we're so glad he went there. After a long consultation and two studies he was diagnosed with a pretty severe case of apnea. He's always had pretty high blood pressure and he's often been tired, etc. And then there's the snoring (oh, the snoring). That CPAP machine has been a godsend, I tell you. He adapted to it right away; he didn't even need any pressure adjustments. Now he sleeps like a baby. We are so grateful.

And yes, the sleep doctor told us that he's had many patients experience weight loss after using their CPAP for a few months. So far, so good here.

Best of luck to you. I know it's a long and drawn-out process, but it's worth it. :hi:
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  -Anyone suffer from or been tested for sleep apnea? AZBlue  Sep-11-07 12:02 AM   #0 
  - I was officially diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2002.  Gentle Giant   Sep-11-07 09:27 AM   #1 
  - Wow! What a huge difference!  AZBlue   Sep-11-07 11:05 PM   #2 
     - AZBlue, howzit going? Did you have a sleep study yet? Hubby goes in  54anickel   Sep-21-07 01:18 PM   #3 
        - Not yet - had to reschedule due to work, so now I go in next Tuesday.  AZBlue   Sep-25-07 12:30 AM   #5 
           - He got the "Congratulations, you qualify for a C-PAP" line from his technician...  54anickel   Sep-25-07 01:27 PM   #7 
           - That's great!  AZBlue   Sep-25-07 03:45 PM   #8 
              - Oh yeah, he is looking forward to getting one. He has heard so much  54anickel   Sep-25-07 04:13 PM   #9 
           - Update on Mr. 54anickel--- They bumped his follow-up up to today, said he was  54anickel   Sep-27-07 12:20 PM   #11 
              - Wow - well, it's good they are so diligent!  AZBlue   Sep-27-07 11:10 PM   #12 
                 - Well now we know why they wanted to get started right away...  54anickel   Sep-29-07 11:24 AM   #14 
                    - Well, it sounds like a win-win!  AZBlue   Oct-02-07 11:32 PM   #16 
                       - AZBlue, did you get in for the sleep study yet?  54anickel   Oct-15-07 10:45 AM   #18 
                          - No, not yet.  AZBlue   Oct-16-07 10:19 PM   #19 
                             - While not at all scientific, just had to share the latest finding with Mr 54anickel -  54anickel   Oct-18-07 11:25 AM   #20 
                                - WOW! That's a side effect I'd never heard about before.  AZBlue   Oct-19-07 10:03 PM   #22 
                                   - Yep, I don't quite understand it myself. I know how the lack of sleep can  54anickel   Oct-19-07 11:04 PM   #23 
                                      - While I can't medically explain the connection, it makes sense to me.  AZBlue   Oct-20-07 09:02 PM   #24 
  - I do and love it.  bushwentawol   Sep-23-07 11:19 AM   #4 
  - I can't help but wonder if I haven't always had it to some degree.  AZBlue   Sep-25-07 12:32 AM   #6 
  - I think I do  supernova   Sep-26-07 12:06 PM   #10 
  - I used to feel the same way.  AZBlue   Sep-27-07 11:18 PM   #13 
  - Yes  MissMillie   Oct-02-07 10:35 AM   #15 
  - Yeah, sleeping in a lab hooked up to machines with people watching me  AZBlue   Oct-02-07 11:35 PM   #17 
  - I'm glad you got (are getting?) checked.  susanna   Oct-19-07 09:40 PM   #21 
  - It was delayed but it's happening soon!  AZBlue   Oct-23-07 12:05 AM   #25 
     - Oh, AZBlue...  susanna   Oct-26-07 11:59 PM   #26 
  - FINALLY! My initial consultation went well.  AZBlue   Nov-10-07 01:25 AM   #27 
  - I have it bad  LuckyTheDog   Nov-10-07 01:27 PM   #28 
  - My fiance has it.  flamingyouth   Nov-10-07 05:14 PM   #29 
  - I've had the symptoms since I was young.  AZBlue   Nov-11-07 06:13 PM   #30 
  - Sleep study last night!  AZBlue   Dec-03-07 08:40 PM   #31 
  - Glad you got  supernova   Dec-03-07 09:28 PM   #32 
  - Sorry to hear your experience was less than ideal, but at least you are making  54anickel   Dec-05-07 09:05 AM   #33 
     - wow!  AZBlue   Dec-09-07 08:08 PM   #34 
        - Heh-heh. Here's an online tour - if you've got a decent connection, check it out  54anickel   Dec-09-07 10:36 PM   #35 
           - Oh no....  AZBlue   Dec-10-07 06:00 PM   #36 
              - Yes. I've had it since 1998. I think it was brought on by my  cutlassmama   Dec-12-07 01:34 AM   #37 
                 - I have the second part of the test on Thursday.  AZBlue   Dec-16-07 08:51 PM   #38 
  - Finally had the second part of my sleep test last night.  AZBlue   Dec-29-07 01:55 PM   #39 
  - Good to hear you're just about set up now! So, did you get a room with  54anickel   Dec-30-07 09:26 PM   #40 
     - No view but a much nicer room.  AZBlue   Jan-02-08 10:31 PM   #43 
  - AZBlue, Did you catch the article on the link between disturbed sleep and diabetes?  54anickel   Jan-02-08 02:10 PM   #41 
  - No, I missed it - thanks for the post!  AZBlue   Jan-02-08 10:30 PM   #42 
     - Good to hear you had better accomodations the 2nd time around! Hubby's  54anickel   Jan-03-08 09:38 AM   #44 
        - I never stress over my diet when I'm sick.  AZBlue   Jan-03-08 11:55 PM   #45 
           - Thanks but alas too late, I've come down with it too. Not as bad as his  54anickel   Jan-04-08 09:35 AM   #46 
              - Feeling any better?  AZBlue   Jan-10-08 09:23 PM   #47 
                 - Yes, thanks. It looks like I've been spared this time around. Bit of a cough at night  54anickel   Jan-10-08 10:56 PM   #48 
  - My CPAP was ordered today!  AZBlue   Jan-15-08 09:36 PM   #49 
  - Been on it a week!  AZBlue   Jan-25-08 10:03 PM   #50 
  - That's great to hear AZBlue! Please keep us informed of any additional changes  54anickel   Jan-26-08 04:08 PM   #51 
  - Thanks!!  AZBlue   Jan-26-08 08:33 PM   #52 
  - I just got my machine on Saturday, and I had my first night on it Monday.  xultar   Feb-12-08 05:39 PM   #53 
     - I hear you. My DH felt the same way, like it was some sort of scam to  54anickel   Feb-15-08 09:54 AM   #56 
     - I've definitely noticed a difference.  AZBlue   Feb-18-08 02:59 PM   #57 
  - I came into this conversation a little late but thought I'd share my  lachattefolle   Feb-14-08 04:02 PM   #54 
  - That's wonderful!  AZBlue   Feb-14-08 08:34 PM   #55 
  - Been through the overnight sleep study twice and  travelpet   Mar-01-08 06:14 PM   #58 
     - That's amazing!  Longhorn   Mar-01-08 10:12 PM   #59 
     - My Only Advice  travelpet   Mar-02-08 11:03 AM   #60 
        - Thank you!  Longhorn   Mar-02-08 06:46 PM   #61 
     - That's fantastic!  AZBlue   Mar-27-08 09:55 PM   #62 

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