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Apnea and muscle weakness?
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I hired a sleep apnea test from hope 2 sleep in January this year, and it showed I had severe sleep apnea. My GP finally believed me and refered me to a hospital sleep clinic, which I attented in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kath Hope Jun 24, 2017.

 

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Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Apnea and muscle weakness?
"Yes, mixed feelings are understandable at the thought of sleeping with a mask on, but once you feel the benefits of the therapy then you'll not want to sleep without it. Make a note or download this page from the website with tips for when you…"
Jun 24, 2017
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Jun 23, 2017
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Apnea and muscle weakness?
"Hi Kath, Thank you for replying so quickly, and appreciate the time taken to answer. I cant wait to try the cpap machine, although at the same time I am not looking forward to it either.. I did have a date in June to go to the sleep clinic to get…"
Jun 23, 2017
Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Apnea and muscle weekness?
"Hi Judy.  So glad our screening test convinced your GP to refer you to the sleep clinic, even though it's a shame some people have to go to these lengths.  Hopefully in time more GP's will become aware of how common this is and…"
Jun 23, 2017
Judy Y posted a discussion

Apnea and muscle weekness?

I hired a sleep apnea test from hope 2 sleep in January this year, and it showed I had severe sleep apnea. My GP finally believed me and refered me to a hospital sleep clinic, which I attented in April.I have an appointment in August to collect my first cpap machine.I wanted to ask can sleep apnea affect muscle strength?  Last November I got back pain, which I managed for a few days, but then had to stop work, but it still got worse and took painkillers for it . The pain subsided after a couple…See More
Jun 23, 2017
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Sleep2snore replied to Bethany's discussion Help for the hubby
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Kath Hope replied to Chris Vesey's discussion What pressures?
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Help for the hubby

Hello everyone, I am hoping that maybe someone out there has been through what my husband is currently having to deal with. Three years ago my husband randomly collapsed at his place of work (hes an engineer and works with machinery so naturally him…See More
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What pressures?

Hi,I was given my resmed airsense 10 by the hospital and instructed in its use. At no time were pressures mentioned and i have read of people altering the pressures. As mine is an acap does this mean that the pressure is set automatically by the…See More
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Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
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Kath Hope replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
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Mags replied to Mags's discussion What is a good oxygen Oximeter
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