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Have you had any sleep studies?
Have you had any tests at all?
I went to see the nuerologist, and pulminologist, who both looked in the back of my throat to see about possible sleep apnea..but neither thought my throat looked like I would have it.
Yes, I have had a brain MRI with and without contrast, came back normal with mucous retention cysts.
I had a brain CT scan without contrast last December which also came back normal but with the mucous retention cysts. I also get nasal polyps from time to time due to the seasonal changes and my allergies.
Okay, that does not sound reasonable , the only way to diagnose sleep apnea is with a sleep study or pulsox connected to you while you sleep
I have had a PFT test done, but nothing done while I was sleeping.
Also a heart monitor for 24 hours, treadmill stress test, several ekgs, and an ultrasound of the heart, along with a chest xray and a barium swallow...all normal. Just had a metabolic disease blood panel done and all came back normal as well...
Okay, that is good, then the only thing left is to have a sleep study
Well, have you heard of these symptoms before?
Had patients with similar symptoms?
I mean I was worried about MS or something, but my MRI with contrast would have shown lesions if I had it right?
I mean I know I should get the sleep study...its just I have a lot of medical bills from this last year..all mainly from anxiety they think..and withdrawl efects from xanax. they thought it was my heart, then maybe my lungs, now my nuero thinks I have anxiety and almost at the point of phobia when it comes to my health. I am just trying to see if you have heard ofthese symptoms before??
Are you there?
Did you not see my other replies?
MS would have appeared on an MRI
I have heard of these type of symptoms and seen them, usually they are caused by anxiety or sleep apnea
Ok, that is great news, that is what I had read, but I am not the Dr. and definitely far form an expert. Did the sleep apnea cause the buzzing?
Yes, it may cause the buzzing
I know my Dad was diagnosed with sleep apnea, but decided the oxygen mask was too hard to sleep with so he just sleeps on his side..maybe its hereditary, but my wife says I do not snore. It is funny because one of the things my nuero first asked me at my consult was if I snored and he asked my wife..she said i dont
okay, you don't have to snore to have sleep apnea
what are other symptoms?
Symptoms of what?
Daytime sleepiness is one possible symptom, but it may not always be present
Ok, well I get the daytime sleepiness
Therea re two types of apnea right?
Nuero and throat losing.
Yes, central and obstructive
What about sleep Paralysis?
What about it?
That message did not come through....does it sound at all like sleep paralysis?
From what I have read, some people get the buzzing, also, they feel half awake and can not move. I can tell you that there have been times where it felt like I was holding my breath in my sleep..I probably need a sleep test.
Ok, you have been great and will get an excellent rating from me. If I have sleep apnea, what are the cures or remedies?
If you have sleep apnea, you would wear a CPAP mask, or you may not require treatment, it depends on how severe it is
So could anxiety during ay...possibly be going on while IM sleeping, even on the klonopin?
anxiety during the day
Yes, that is possible
So then anxiety could cause the apnea somehow...I will just do a study? Do you know how long they last?
It lasts a few hours, 5-6
Ok. And if it is central apnea, the mask will most likely be the herapy right?
Yes, that is correct
Who knows, maybe the musoucs retention cyst or nasal polyps are effecting my breathing while i sleep as well. Hope you have a nice night. Here is your excellent rating. Thank you for your help!