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Low Oxygen Saturation at sleep

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by snowathlete, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Whit

    Whit Senior Member

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    It directly correlates to when CFS started for me in the states. I had CFS like episodes travelling around the world a few times which I mostly recovered from, but it then came back in full force after a weird cold a year after India. Dry eyes came with this cold, and so did the fatigue, the dry eyes went away and then slowly came back and got much worse.

    This is off topic, maybe I should start a thread about it, but I use Tranquileyes goggles at night, which are like wet sponges over your eyes (don't fix the problem at night, but at least keep your eyes from getting so dry they get damaged), and Oasis Tears Plus eyedrops, which are by far the best eyedrops for dry eyes in my experience. Both can be found at The Dry Eye Shop

    I'm suspicious that the dry eyes are from not sleeping well, because I used to get dry eyes when I stayed up all night or didn't get much sleep. But that's just a guess.
     
  2. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    INDIA - another coinsidence? I also went to India on work business for a week, and had a dreadful time there with illness - that i thought was jet lag but probably wasnt. I had some jabs before i went at short notice and i think this may have contributed as well.
     
  3. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I think a lot of us have spent time in India--I have too--but it may be the extra exposure to pollutants, bacteria plus the vaccinations that are the factors that affected us, rather than the country itself.

    Sushi
     
  4. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    That's a huge drop. If your oxygen saturation drops more than 7%, I believe that's the number where they prescribe a CPAP. Or is it 4%? It's pretty low. I'm sure it can be googled. Anyway 7% is a lot, and you're talking about more than that.
     
  5. ArgyrosfeniX

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    We should also note that these drops were for short periods - seconds, not extended minutes or hours. Could be that there are just a few apenic periods while sleeping - which really isn't much to worry about as long as most of the time it stays fairly high (in the 90s).
     
  6. snowathlete

    snowathlete

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    It is the 90s most of the time, though seems to fluxuate alot in that range.

    Im going to go have the sleep study, but have to be re-refered by my GP who i cant see for another two weeks...
     
  7. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    That's to bad, seems like they should have probably given you some meds for waking up 98 times? I was thinking Restless Legs. My insurance cover this also, and I brought a copy of the study to my Dr, and he prescribed oxygen, which I take at 2 Liters/min.

    GG

    PS I had had a sleep study done a couple of years earlier and the only thing they found was little stage 3 sleep. So I always suggest to people to get a sleep study, especially if they have insurance.
     

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