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Author Topic: Going to the Sleep health Center  (Read 1847 times)

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Offline Jeffreyj

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Going to the Sleep health Center
« on: February 19, 2007, 02:14:13 AM »
Well my ex said that i would stop breathing while sleeping, then wake up. Much to my surprise. So it's off to the sleep Center. If anyone has any tips or knowledge to share, i would greatly appreciate it.
Maybe this is part of the reason I am so damned tired during the day. thanks so much. have a great week everyone!
Jeff
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Offline gerry

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 02:51:18 AM »
It sounds like they would need to test you for sleep apnea.

Here's a link about it: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/SleepApnea/SleepApnea_WhatIs.html

Offline AustinWesley

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 03:14:03 AM »
Hey Jeff, 

I actually had a septoplasty last October to correct a deviated septum that was causing lot of issues such as reoccuring sinus infections, snoring etc.   I've heard that can cause sleep apnea.

Best wishes!

Wesley
Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007, 05:13:38 PM »
Wesley,
Did that help? Sounds painfull! I go tonight, should be interesting...I think it's apnea.
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Offline aztecan

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 05:34:27 PM »
Hey Jeff,

Sounds like sleep apnea to me too. I have been told I also have this, but, of course, since I'm asleep, I can't verify it.

Let me know how it comes out. I will send positive energy and a wish for pleasant dreams your way.

HUGS,

Mark
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Offline Ihavehope

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007, 06:14:50 PM »
Hope it all goes well Jeff. Sending you lots of great energy.. Keep us posted.
Infected: April 2005
12/6/06 - Diagnosed HIV positive
12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline tsw923

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 09:16:34 PM »
Good luck Jeff,

It will be tons of fun sleeping with all those electrodes, etc. attached to you!  I'm a person that sleeps on her stomach, so I was not that comfortable sleeping on my back with all those wires attached.

I was diagnosed with sleep apnea.  I got a CPAP machine and started losing weight.  The CPAP machine is very attractive (NOT).   ::)  Its kind of like wearing a darth vader mask to bed, but it does the trick.  At the end of 2004 I had a UPPP done as well as a tonselectomy and that seemed to alleviate the problem for me. 

Ty
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Offline Longislander

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2007, 10:22:29 PM »
Good luck Jeff.
Someone I know had problems falling asleep alot and he went in to the sleep center. Very shortly after he fell asleep they woke him up and sent him home. He had sleep apnea, and he used the machine thing until his surgery could be scheduled. I suppose he had the same things done that TSW did, and I think it cleared up the problems.
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2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline AustinWesley

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2007, 10:54:41 PM »
Hey Jeff,

Yes it did.  I was never tested for sleep apnea, but I'm sure I had it.   I can breath a lot better and haven't had any issue like sinus infection since.   

It's not that bad.   I was a whiny baby for a couple days so I think it was worse for every else who knows me ; )

You'll be fine.

W
Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

Offline Longislander

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2007, 10:57:42 PM »
I get too many sinus infections, and I've been told I snore (???) ;). I'm sure my septum is deviated because I can't breathe through one nostril on it's own.  Maybe I should consider it.
infected 10/05 diagnosed 12-05
2/06   379/57000                    6/07 372/30500 25%   4/09 640/U/32% 
5/06   ?? /37000                     8/07 491/55000/24%    9/09 913/U/39%
8/06   349/9500 25%              11/07 515/68000/24     2/10 845/U/38%
9/06   507/16,000 30% !          2/08  516/116k/22%    7/10 906/80/39%
12/06 398/29000 26%             Start Atripla 3/08
3/07   402/80,000 29%            4/08  485/undet!/27
4/07   507/35,000 25%            7/08 625/UD/34%
                                                 11/08 684/U/36%

Offline AustinWesley

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2007, 01:12:15 AM »
Well, I haven't heard any complaint of snoring anymore.  They did a catscan of my head and I had stuff on one side and couldn't breath through one nostril properly.  I definitely had a deviated septum.   This was the septoplasty.

Now, I had that actual sinus surgery 10 years ago which must have been something like the equivalent of an abortion with a hanger.  That hurt and took forever for the bruising to go away.   Although, I had a little extra work done that time so made recovery time longer.

But the septoplasty only swelling while the tubes were in and I had no bruising.   It was almost completely healed within a week.
Diag. 3/06  Infected aprx. 2 mo. Prior
Date        CD4   %      VL
4/6/06     627    32    36,500     NO MEDS YET!
6/7/06     409    27    36,100
8/23/06   408    25     22,300
1/2/07     354    23     28,700
2/9/07     139    30     23,000  Hep A Vaccine same day???
2/21/07   274    26     18,500 
3/3/07    RX of Truvada/Sustiva Started.
4/5/07    321     27      Undectable 1st mo.  
5/16/07  383     28    Undectable 2nd mo.
8/10/07  422     32   UD <48 on new scale!

Offline northernguy

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2007, 01:32:01 AM »
Hey Jeff, I went for a sleep study a couple years ago.  What a laugh, got to the hospital, bed down in this tiny cubicle with a glass door and a million wires attached, yeah, like I'm going to sleep!

Came back diagnosed with fairly severe sleep apnea.  The ENT wanted to undeviate(?) my septum, reduce my turbinates  then remove my uvula an tonsils  :o.  The internal doc said the surgery is only 50% effective, and recommended a CPAP machine.  So I got that, tried it for a couple weeks and hated it so into the closet it went.  Lately however I'm so tired (maybe its apnea, maybe its the HIV) so I'm trying the CPAP again but I hate it.  It always comes loose and starts blowing cold air on my face which wakes me up.
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Nov 8/09 cd4 510 vl 49,5000 cd% 16
Jan 16/10 cd4 660 vl 54,309 cd% 16
Feb 17/10 Started Atripla
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Apr 18/10 cd4 920 vl 268 cd% 28
Jun 19/10 cd4 450 vl 60 cd% 25
Aug 15/10 cd4 680 vl 205 cd% 27
Apr 3/11 cd4 780 vl <40 cd% 30
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Offline tsw923

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2007, 09:31:06 PM »
I seriously hated my CPAP machine too.  I sleep on my stomach and that danged thing is NOT conducive to that.  BUT, it did work and I did get some much needed rest, when I could keep the danged thing on...  The (now ex) said it helped him sleep because I didn't stop breathing at night when i used it.  However, it was not the sexiest equipment a girl could wear to bed... :-\  Once I had the tonsillectomy and the UPPP, where they cut out the uvula(that little dangly thing)  and the extra tissue at the top of your mouth, I could sleep without the danged thing.  Of course I also kicked the ex out and that helped alot with my sleeping too  ;D  Now the ENT said that it could turn out that I might need to go back to the CPAP, but so far things have been fine. 

How did your study go?

Ty
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Offline heartforyou

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2007, 04:47:22 AM »
Jeff,

I hope they found out what causes your disturbance of your sleeping pattern.
Please chime back in when you are out of there.

Hermie :-*
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Offline Moffie65

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2007, 07:24:44 AM »
Jeffery,

Thinking of you and hoping that you find peaceful sleep from this.  I totally understand, and like the others here, I too am in the same boat.  Haven't done anything yet to fix it, but I think soon I will have to.

Love.
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and 362 to heterosexuals.
This doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals,
It's just that they need more supervision.
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Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2007, 04:52:57 AM »
Well i had my sleep study thingy. They hooked me up to about fifty wires LoL. I felt like Frankenstein! After he hooked everything up, he said "Now try to sleep on your back" Which, of course, I NEVER DO cause I start to stop breathing in that position!

I fall out, and 20 minutes later I see this male nurse hovering over me.
"You have a problem" and begins to cover my mouth/nose with Gawd knows what. I fall back asleep, and awoke every hour or so. It was so weird, I felt like I was giving head to an....I don't know...Exhaust pipe from a Mac Truck? I would choke every hour and awake to this weird flow of wind going right up the nose.

The weirest night ever. I just kept wondering: Did the cams above head capture MY MORNING WOOD? LoL...I hope so. I'm sure that made the nurses day!

The results will arrive soon, I'll keep you all informed. Thank you all for the insightful comments, very helpful as usual.
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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Going to the Sleep health Center
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2007, 06:30:13 PM »
Hello Jeffery,

You will have to keep us updated on those results. I am not one for sleeping on my back either. I would be wound up in wires, if nobody was watching.


Take care of yourself----Ray
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