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sleep apnea causes fibromyalgia

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  • Posted By: mjanie1647
  • June 7, 2013
  • 07:53 PM

I have had osteoarthritis and inflammatory arthritis for over a decade and was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia about six years ago. My Rheumatologist had me go for a sleep study and I was only diagnosed with mild sleep apnea. Over the last six years I have been given scripts for several medications which have done nothing for my Fibro or arthrits pain. Last month I had an episode after having botox to treat my constant headaches that sent my body into a tailspin. My cardiologist thought I had conjestive heart failure because I had swelled up like a balloon from head to foot over night and gained over 20 pounds. We really do feel now that I had a reaction to the botox, but to make a long story short I had all the testing for the CHF and everything was fine so my cardiologist and internest decided that I needed to have a sleep study done. .............. This ended up being a joke. I don't generally sleep for more than 1-2 hours without waking up and having to turn over because I am in so much pain. The night of the sleep study I was awake every hour. I don't know how they could have gotten any results because I didn't sleep long enough at a time. Now they want me to come back in for a second study and to put a CPAP machine on me to find out if it will help my supposed very low oxygen levels.

Mommy Cat if you still look at this website I hope this confirms your feelings. The symptoms that cause a fibromyalgia diagnosis eventually cause sleep problems, not the other way around. My arthritis's, bursitis are all post traumatic from injuries I sustained through falls on ice. I can't have surgery on my bone on bone knees because I have herniated and a ruptured disc's in my neck which has caused my shoulders to be in constant pain from occipital nerve damage/inflamation in my neck and shoulders, which causes my constant headaches.because I can't use crutches or a walker for weight bearing. I also have herniated and ruptured disc's in my lumbar spine. I could go on and on, but I won't. I have been on a drug called disperamine for about 4 months and it does nothing to help me. I just wish there was something out there that would help. I am 66 years old and physically I am in worse shape then my 95 year old mother.

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  • Hi !Sleep Apnea is a severe diseases that also generate snoring.If you are feelng tired, looks older then you surely popsses sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea typically snore and are at increased risk for weight gain, fatigue, hypertension and impotence. From my best suggestion, Please contact a sleep apnea specialist very soon at Chicago ENT which is a very renowned medical home of finest physicians. I am sure you will be cured there soon.
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    • September 13, 2013
    • 07:12 AM
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