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Fibromyalgia-like symptoms from sleep apnea

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 13, 2007
  • 04:51 PM

In my search for the cause of my new symptoms I found that "if one deprives normal people of slow wave sleep, they develop fibromyalgia symptoms!" The information is on the following website:

Columbus Community Health
Regional Sleep Disorders Center

And I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2000. And both my primary and endo now say I never had it.

My DH says I've had sleep problems for 19 years. The sleep study's doctor said at least 10 years. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea this month.

Interestingly, my Fibromyalgia-like sx's are returning and the exercise intolerance is one of them. I thought the thyroid being regulated, which it is, would prevent these sx's which are also thyroid sx's. This information about sleep apnea causing Fibro-like sx's answers quite a few questions. And it solves the mystery of my new sx's which I asked about in a different thread which is below:

OK, My turn to pick your brains ... mommy cat and whoever wants to help http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showthread.php?t=18951

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