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DIY pulse oximeter?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Sherlock, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. Sherlock

    Sherlock bicarb for exercise recovery and taming candida

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    Has anybody bought a pulse ox to track themselves and found it useful? Is there any way to DIY without a machine, other than pinching your finger at the nail and observing the color changes? Thanks.
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    My fingers don't have circulatory problems. Do those things still work if you stick them on an ear or something?
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    I borrowed one to see what was going on when I was sleeping. I wake up often with pounding heartbeats.

    The pulse oximeter showed that my oxygen drops quite low a few times a night. The problem is intermittent. Some nights I have the problem, some nights I don't. I did a sleep study and it didn't catch any apnea.

    I think I have the problem narrowed down to a sort of central sleep apnea which is influenced by nutrients, probably B12. I've noticed on the days I eat beef, I don't have the pounding heartbeats in my sleep. If I eat chicken or pork, I do.

    So for now, until I can get my methylation supps worked out, I'm eating beef 3-4 times a day. I forgot about retesting with the meter to see if that shows better too.
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  4. Sherlock

    Sherlock bicarb for exercise recovery and taming candida

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    Hi, that's good thinking. I see this: [​IMG]

    http://www.mediaidinc.com/SensorReusable.html

    Even so, that doesn't answer your question. But this seems to (from ebay, of all places):
    http://reviews.ebay.com/Pulse-Oximeter-FACTS-Guide?ugid=10000000001217352

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