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Sleep study results

Post  sailingmuffin on Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:21 am

Hi All,

I had a sleep study about a week ago to see if the fainting was connected to a sleep problem. The test showed mild sleep apnea. The sleep doctor said I had about 50 events during the night, but my O2 sats only dropped down to 93%, which is still considered mild. Due to the fact that I did not have enough events, or didn't have them early enough to try C-PAP during the initial test, I had a second test a few nights ago to test C-PAP, get it to the correct setting etc. Well, the C-PAP is really helping tremendously.

I am only fainting 5-6 times a day as opposed to 10-12 a day. (I have only been on it for a few days, and do not want to jinx it, but fainting 5 times a day is certainly better than 12.) It is also helping the headache some. I don't know if it is because of the extra oxygen or not, but I will take anything I can get.

I still have a pretty bad headache and will probably ask my doctor for some steroids on Monday. Still, I have found that if the headache is really bad resting with the C-PAP on while I am waiting for meds to kick in helps too. When I have been in the ER in the past, I sometimes got oxygen as part of the treatment, I guess this does the same thing.

I am just glad it is helping. I am also beginning to wonder why it took three years for anyone to suggest a sleep study.

Anyway, jiust wanted to share some good news for once.

Pain free days,
sailingm
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good news!

Post  lentils on Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:08 pm

I'm glad the C-PAP is helping and that your doctors are exploring every avenue of treatment. You deserve it.

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Post  AZgirl on Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:32 pm

Glad to hear something positive!!
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