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sleep apnea

  1. ChookityPop

    Shortness of breath while trying to sleep (sleep apnea)?

    I have this right now and have had it quite a few times. It seems to happen If the clock is 4-5 in the Morning and I have yet to fall asleep and therefor very tired. I fall asleep and wakes up gasping for air. This happens multiple times in a row. Its actually very uncomfortable and a little...
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    Chasing Rainbows: Sleep Apnea, Polyneuropathy, & SIBO

    Sometimes it seems like all I ever do is chase rainbows. With each new diagnosis and corresponding treatment, supplement, diet --fill in the blank, comes a glimmer of hope for significant and lasting improvement. But it always ends up being just another small piece of the puzzle leaving me...
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    Link Between Sleep Apnea and Peripheral Neuropathy

    (Reposting in this section) Hello, My neurologist recently diagnosed me with severe Idiopathic Axonal Polyneuropathy after my rheumatologist and GP tested for every possible cause. Ever since becoming ill 33 years ago with ME/CFS (brought on by an acute case of Epstein Barr Virus) my legs...
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    Link Between Sleep Apnea and Peripheral Neuropathy

    Hello, My neurologist recently diagnosed me with severe Idiopathic Axonal Polyneuropathy after my rheumatologist and GP had tested me for every possible cause. Ever since becoming ill 33 years ago with ME/CFS (brought on by an acute case of Epstein Barr Virus) my legs have "vibrated"...
  5. paul80

    BIPAP Machine

    Wondering if anyone uses a BIPAP machine and if it helps their sleep? or if anyone had problems with it? Also wondering how noisy they are as i don't want it to affect my partner's sleep. And if anyone can recommend a model that would be great. I've just been told i have mild sleep apnea. This...
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