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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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