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Old 04-07-2022, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Just because you need a nap after 5 hours doesn't mean you have sleep apnea. You might need a nap because of your advanced age and high blood sugar. Do you have prediabetes or diabetes?

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Blood sugar issues could make you feel tired after eating, especially if it's a big meal with lots of refined carbs.

You could have a friend or relative diagnose sleep apnea by watching you take a nap. You would have loud snoring followed by silence and no breathing, then there would be a gasp for air and the snoring begins again. And that pattern would keep repeating over and over.
Or perhaps the OP needs get a whole lot of stuff checked out and labwork done since so many of her doctors (and she herself) are voicing concerns about headaches, teeth grinding, sinus issues, napping...
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Old 04-09-2022, 08:19 AM
 
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Now relatives are telling me go for the sleep apnea test and if I don't want to go to them then do it at home at least.

I made an appointment to get it started and decide what to do with my Doctor. Now I see it is important to be sure after reading everyone's posts here. Geez I even found out one of my relative's fell asleep behind the wheel. Fortunately it was only a few feet from home, no accident thankfully. I don't want that to be me.

at the end of this month I will have see the Doctor. I never though it would be possible that this is me and yes it makes me feel old but then so does my weight being what I consider out of control. I'm so tired most of the time and my sinuses are hurting me. even now I feel stuffed up but yet I can breathe through my nose. My eye keeps running tears out of it from the dry eye that should be named wet eye. I have been diabetic type 2 for years now my A1c was ok but I want it lowered. I'm in my early 60's and it's getting harder. I can't get the Freestyle Libre or Dexcom diabetic monitor because it's insanely expensive, need a prescription the Insurance will not accept it's not covered, and I have to be on an insulin pump to be eligible with Medicare when I'm old enough for Medicare. I cannot believe a person has to get to the point of needing insulin pumps to make monitoring blood sugar readings easier no matter where they are All this new technology but only until a patient gets to that point. Why not make it affordable or over the counter to prevent ending up on an insulin pump.

I am going take all the advice here and start with my Doctor getting the sleep apnea test scheduled and try it if I need it. Maybe it will help me with the diabetes for all I know.
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Old 04-11-2022, 02:33 PM
 
Location: California
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There are a lot worse things to have than Apnea, my neighbor has COPD and wishes she had something as simple. Don't make too much out of it and be grateful that is something easily treatable.

Keep us posted and stay positive, we don't live in a war zone so we have much to be thankful for in America.
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Old 04-12-2022, 05:20 AM
 
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There are a lot worse things to have than Apnea, my neighbor has COPD and wishes she had something as simple. Don't make too much out of it and be grateful that is something easily treatable.

Keep us posted and stay positive, we don't live in a war zone so we have much to be thankful for in America.
Yes I will let you know what the outcome of the test is. I am going to my Primary today. I get headaches now when awake. My sinuses feel like they are in a pressure cooker. It's my forehead that I smacked a few years ago, my cheek bones that sinus part the maxillary tube feel like sinus pressure, and just above my right temple I have some pain like a headache it changes though sometimes it's my forehead and sometimes it's at the hairline above my forehead but almost always that pain comes just above my right temple. It feels like sinus pressure. I took two over the counter sinus pills and that usually helps me.

Now I get it everyday during the day. I can breathe through my nose but I hurt in my head, temple. I feel stuffed but not my nostril parts. Ugh this is driving me crazy I can't think straight, it's hard to function like this. But when I went out today it was better then it came back in the car that pain like a headache pain above my temple and then the headache. It may have been that the sinus pills wore off. They usually help drain my stuffed up sinuses from all the way up my face.

I will find out what the hell this is hopefully today.
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Old 04-13-2022, 08:03 AM
 
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All the specialists I have known say nothing thats unrelated to their specialization. I wish they would

The OP sounds too cynical and doesnt want to hear what the doctors are saying, right or wrong. They offer advice you don't have to agree with---they are doctors who have knowledge that I do not have and should share it with patients. Instead they do the minimum required in the visit or even less. And some the opposite--they make a big deal from a very minor issue--because they are devoted to it.

Sleep apnea! That condition is trendy now to talk about! My doctor said I have it, too, without any evidence or reason. Did not know what he is talking about. Trendy conditions come and go almost faddish. Narcissism is another one. Suddenly, everyone is narcissistic, before that it was dysfunctional and before that, neurotic or just crazy.
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Old 04-14-2022, 07:16 PM
 
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Yes I will let you know what the outcome of the test is. I am going to my Primary today. I get headaches now when awake. My sinuses feel like they are in a pressure cooker. It's my forehead that I smacked a few years ago, my cheek bones that sinus part the maxillary tube feel like sinus pressure, and just above my right temple I have some pain like a headache it changes though sometimes it's my forehead and sometimes it's at the hairline above my forehead but almost always that pain comes just above my right temple. It feels like sinus pressure. I took two over the counter sinus pills and that usually helps me.

Now I get it everyday during the day. I can breathe through my nose but I hurt in my head, temple. I feel stuffed but not my nostril parts. Ugh this is driving me crazy I can't think straight, it's hard to function like this. But when I went out today it was better then it came back in the car that pain like a headache pain above my temple and then the headache. It may have been that the sinus pills wore off. They usually help drain my stuffed up sinuses from all the way up my face.

I will find out what the hell this is hopefully today.
Your sinuses are not in your temple. If you are having temple pain, that is more likely due to your TMJ issues. I have migraines, sinus issues, and TMJ issues and the temple pain I get is just referred pain from my jaw. It sometimes gets so bad that it turns into a migraine. If you go to TMJ PT they will give you a questionnaire to fill out and it mentions that all of these are symptoms of TMJ- sinus problems, migraines, ringing ears. Did you ask if you could try PT?
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Old 04-15-2022, 03:22 PM
 
Location: California
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All the specialists I have known say nothing thats unrelated to their specialization. I wish they would

The OP sounds too cynical and doesnt want to hear what the doctors are saying, right or wrong. They offer advice you don't have to agree with---they are doctors who have knowledge that I do not have and should share it with patients. Instead they do the minimum required in the visit or even less. And some the opposite--they make a big deal from a very minor issue--because they are devoted to it.

Sleep apnea! That condition is trendy now to talk about! My doctor said I have it, too, without any evidence or reason. Did not know what he is talking about. Trendy conditions come and go almost faddish. Narcissism is another one. Suddenly, everyone is narcissistic, before that it was dysfunctional and before that, neurotic or just crazy.
Your paragraphs contradict each other.

To me, the OP seems inexperienced with the medical community.
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Old 05-13-2022, 06:52 PM
 
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Your paragraphs contradict each other.

To me, the OP seems inexperienced with the medical community.
I must be since I never had a specialist in one field bring up anything concerning a completely different field. But now I suspect I do have sleep apnea.

I did the home test. But I have to call them Monday because I goofed on the question about do I fall asleep when reading. I said 0 for that but the next day I remembered I always read on my cell phone in bed. Most of the time it makes me so sleepy I can't stay awake. So I take it that I do tend to at least get sleepy when reading in bed.

The TV doctors and internet doctors say don't use our cell phone before bed but that is what helps me fall asleep.

I will find out the results in about two weeks.
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Old 05-14-2022, 01:55 PM
 
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All the specialists I have known say nothing thats unrelated to their specialization. I wish they would

The OP sounds too cynical and doesnt want to hear what the doctors are saying, right or wrong. They offer advice you don't have to agree with---they are doctors who have knowledge that I do not have and should share it with patients. Instead they do the minimum required in the visit or even less. And some the opposite--they make a big deal from a very minor issue--because they are devoted to it.

Sleep apnea! That condition is trendy now to talk about! My doctor said I have it, too, without any evidence or reason. Did not know what he is talking about. Trendy conditions come and go almost faddish. Narcissism is another one. Suddenly, everyone is narcissistic, before that it was dysfunctional and before that, neurotic or just crazy.
You may be right about sleep apnea being trendy. Could it be because it's advertised on the radio every day? They play the sound of someone snoring loudly, and the ad says, "This is the sound of sleep apnea". That ad must be bringing in lots of revenue, otherwise why would they keep it up day after day and month after month?
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Old 05-14-2022, 02:07 PM
 
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Or perhaps the OP needs get a whole lot of stuff checked out and labwork done since so many of her doctors (and she herself) are voicing concerns about headaches, teeth grinding, sinus issues, napping...
If anything needs to be checked out it might be her dietary/lifestyle habits, because the doctors won't have a cure for what's ailing her. They will start prescribing medications for this that and the other to cover up symptoms, which will only make things worse in the long run. They may unwittingly reinforce her mistaken idea that a doctor will magically find a cure for everything.

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