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Old 01-06-2015, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village Colorado
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Last year I had an overnight pulse ox and it showed my oxygen was under 90 for a couple hours before waking. I never went in for a sleep study test. But lately I been waking up and I feel my heart racing and I take my pulse and it's between 125 - 110 then I start to sweat. Last night I almost passed out when I had to use the bathroom because my pulse was so high. it seems ok during the day time.

Could this be sleep apnea or cardiac? It's a pita to do the sleep study but I may have to.
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Paradise
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To be honest, I don't recall any specific symptoms before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Except being tired all the time.

Have you had your thyroid levels checked? What about blood pressure?

The symptoms you are describing would be enough for me to have a conversation with my doctor.
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Old 01-06-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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Definitely see your doctor. Is there a reason s/he doesn't already have those results? Low oxygen could be due to apnea; it may be a good place to start.

I had a sleep study last year. It was like a hotel with electrodes, lol. The worst part was washing the goo out of my hair. My oxygen dropped to 81%. Yeah, I have a CPAP. I feel lots better since I started using it.
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village Colorado
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Did you have a rapid pulse at night everytime you woke up and sweated?
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Old 01-06-2015, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Paradise
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I've only experience the rapid pulse stuff (or at least that feeling) when my blood pressure is high, and that's only been in the last year or so. And the sweating...well, some folks call them hot flashes. I call them my personal tropical vacations. And again, that's only been happening for the past year or so.

I was diagnosed with sleep apnea about 10 years ago and I did not have the symptoms you describe. But people can have different symptoms.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Sleep apnea is almost always characterized by snoring, periods of not breathing, followed by snorting or gasping....even tho you don't wake up for all that noise!

If you've been having BP problems, find out why!
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village Colorado
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I am on a diurtic and it seems to be keeping my pressure down. I take my bp when these episodes happen and it's fairly normal but my pulse is crazy.
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Old 01-06-2015, 02:41 PM
 
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I didn't know what sleep apnea was or that I had it until it got so bad I would have to pull my car over because I couldn't make it all the way home without dozing off, despite drinking 5-6 red bulls per day, and I fell out of my chair at work, and started having hallucinations due to lack of sleep.
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Old 01-06-2015, 03:38 PM
 
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Do you have reactions to any foods, spices or alcohol? Are you diabetic or have any other hormonal related issues? I ask, because I occasionally experience waking up with my heart racing, pounding and skipping. It is usually related to something I have eaten/drank, or some other random issue that causes a surge of adrenalin. When this happens I can usually take some powdered Vit. C (electrolytes) and baking soda and it calms right down.

I personally do not think it is sleep apnea.
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Greenwood Village Colorado
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It might be hormonal. I am at that stage in life where my hormones might be a bit off.
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