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Sleep Apnea?

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  • Posted By: Jesse00
  • June 2, 2010
  • 02:47 PM

Hello,

I'm a 20 years old male. My ENT has diagnosed me with a deviated septum, she now suggested surgery. I suffer from allergic rhinitis as well. (I'm taking meds for that but they don't seem to help).
Everyday when I wake up I have an headache.
Also, my eyes feel sore and I have a general feeling of being unwell.During the day, I yawn a lot, and i feel sleepy. For the allergy, I have already changed meds twice, as they didn’t seem to work. I tried aerius, fluticasone nose spray, and some others.


Other than that, the last year in september I have been diagnosed with erosive gastritis, esophagitis and bile lake.
I have tried different types of meds, Lansox, Pantoprazol, and Zantac (which I am taking now) but not much seems to change.

I'm trying to understand now wether the headache is given by my bent septum/allergy or by my stomach, before I have surgery.

I have been feeling like this since 2009, and it never got better.

Also, I wonder, how come my meds against the allergy aren't working? How come I have been feeling like this since Dicember? (I thought allergies attack mostly before summer) Can my headaches be related to my deviated septum? If yes, what are the chances that the two are related? Could I have sleep apnea? (My partner told me that at times I even wake her up because Im snoring loudly)

Thanks for any replies. I hope somebody can help me to shred some light on this subject.

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  • With sleep apnea..it is when one has periods where one stops breathing in sleep. One of my exs had it.. and it was noticable to me when he was asleep, one could noticed the breath stopping. I suffer from allergic rhinitis as well. (I'm taking meds for that but they don't seem to help). Some recent research (your specialists may not know about it) has shown that some cases of allergic rhinitis esp where you get a runny nose in which the normal treatments arent helping, is due to staph in the nose. SOME forms of staph are toxin producing.. so we can feel unwell and tired etc with it. i suggest to get a nasal swab done to make sure you arent in the 25% of people who have staph in their nose just in case you carry a toxin producing one... i was found to have staph in mine when tested and took an antibiotic (along with olive leaf extract) and got rid of it and it hasnt come back. (the doctor had told me that it can be hard to get rid of..hence why i went to my health food store and brought some olive leaf extract and took that too).
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  • Morning Headache is common in someone with sleep apnea. If you would like an alternative to surgery. See a sleep medicine specialist. Most cases of sleep apnea can be helped with a CPAP machine used nightly. Sleep apnea can be dangerous if untreated. The heart speeds up and slows down when there is an apnea. Oxygen levels can repeatedly drop and this can cause hyoxemia (low oxygen in the blood) that may cause your headaches. Hope you feel better soon.Hello, I'm a 20 years old male. My ENT has diagnosed me with a deviated septum, she now suggested surgery. I suffer from allergic rhinitis as well. (I'm taking meds for that but they don't seem to help). Everyday when I wake up I have an headache.Also, my eyes feel sore and I have a general feeling of being unwell.During the day, I yawn a lot, and i feel sleepy. For the allergy, I have already changed meds twice, as they didn’t seem to work. I tried aerius, fluticasone nose spray, and some others. Other than that, the last year in september I have been diagnosed with erosive gastritis, esophagitis and bile lake. I have tried different types of meds, Lansox, Pantoprazol, and Zantac (which I am taking now) but not much seems to change. I'm trying to understand now wether the headache is given by my bent septum/allergy or by my stomach, before I have surgery. I have been feeling like this since 2009, and it never got better. Also, I wonder, how come my meds against the allergy aren't working? How come I have been feeling like this since Dicember? (I thought allergies attack mostly before summer) Can my headaches be related to my deviated septum? If yes, what are the chances that the two are related? Could I have sleep apnea? (My partner told me that at times I even wake her up because Im snoring loudly) Thanks for any replies. I hope somebody can help me to shred some light on this subject.
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  • I did not sleep well for years. Always tired and yawning and the headaches! It's a good idea to have a sleep test done. I was shallow breathing and not breathing 30 times an hour. So, for the few times u awake and u wonder why, there may be a few hundred more u don't remember. The first night w my manchineel, I slept 12 hours! God bless u
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