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Does going to a sleep study REALLY help anyone?

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by redrachel76, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. aquariusgirl

    aquariusgirl Senior Member

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    i did one years ago...i think i had the PLMDs as well, but the follow up was crap. never got any decent sleep meds.

    I *think* I sleep better after HBOT so the oxygen thing makes sense to me.

    I also think that I am sleeping better now I am treating endotoxins 7 mycotoxins....
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    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    I've heard HBOT can be good. by the way where did you get it and how much did it cost? I'm not sure insurance will cover
  3. Griffin

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    No. Only the codeine (30mg) for the RLS and maybe the PLMS. I can't take the usual drugs for PLMS due to my heart condition. Basically nothing has ever worked for my sleep. If I take sleeping tablets absolutely nothing happens so I don't bother.
  4. aquariusgirl

    aquariusgirl Senior Member

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    Doing hbot in the UK at a charity center.. MS therapy center... but can only take so much before it makes oxidative stress worse.
  5. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    Sleep studies are very important if you suspect you have a sleep disorder

    Listen to your visceral because it is always right

    I diagnosed myself with sleep apnea before any doctor was involved..

    Now since that did nothing for my fatigue and daytime sleepiness

    I have very strong feeling, I do not reach slow wave sleep..

    And if you do not reach this VITAL body rebuilding stage of sleep

    it will give you all the symptoms of CFS/ME.......

    The older you get the worse your body will eventually deteriorate to nothingness..
  6. physicsstudent13

    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    is klonopin or gabapentin bad for the heart? yes I found nothing really works except ambien and klonopin and gabapentin
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    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    Have you found any treatments or a cure?
    Sleep apnea is a terrible disease, it destroys your brain, heart, liver and gives you diabetes and arrythmias, terrible fog and exhaustion. on studies they can record a night's worth of O2 levels and EEG readings and AHI, if your AHI is 30 or above that is severe
  8. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    Sleep apnea scale is

    15 arousal's per hour is mild

    15-30 arousal's per hour is moderate

    30 and over arousal's per hour is severe

    My sleep study scaled out at 56! arousal's per hour
  9. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    There is no cure for CENTRAL sleep apnea which I have,

    you only can manage it with bi pap or c pap

    However if you have OBSTRUCTED sleep apnea you can cure it by either losing weight or surgery to open the airways..
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    physicsstudent13 Senior Member

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    so you haven't found a cure? klonopin and gabapentin help centrals, I'm thinking of redoing my tracheotomy
  11. Tired of being sick

    Tired of being sick Senior Member

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    Phys,

    I'm on Gabapentin 900mg once a day in morning.

    It helps my nausea a great deal (without it I have 24/7 365 days a year nausea
    but for the rest of my autoimmune dysfunction symptoms not so much or so so..
    Before I discovered Amitriptyline,Gabapentin gave me SUPER insomnia
    So in combination, they sort of cancel each others major side effects out
    I take max dose of Amitriptyline150mg 4 to 5 hours before desired sleep time
    and it knocks me out big time,however I still awaken 3 - 5 times per night..

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