Sleep Apnea Member Introductions


#28

I am 55 yr old severely overweight white woman trying to bring some balance and health into my life with the help of God and any friends in my life.


#29

I was diagnoised with sleep apnea over a year now, am compliant with cpap.


#30

I have sleep apnea and started treatment 15 months ago.
I’m 56 years old. Still tired all the time but I won’t take the drugs they have tried to get me to use :slight_smile: Still looking for natural solutions instead.


#31

70 years old, sleep apnea for five years.


#32

70 years old, sleep apnea for five years.


#33

I’m a mom of 2 kids with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder…a boy, age 13 and a girl, age 10. I have sleep apnea, asthma, diabetes, numerous hospitalizations and was on a ventilator twice within one month for respiratory failure…December 8 and again January 8. I have recently switched pulmonologists, as my former doc’s answer to me was “take your inhaler every 20 minutes over 2 hours” before getting help", not to mention his refusal to order a second sleep study and CPAP machine, as recommended by the sleep study technicians.


#34

I’m a mom of 2 kids with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder…a boy, age 13 and a girl, age 10. I have sleep apnea, asthma, diabetes, numerous hospitalizations and was on a ventilator twice within one month for respiratory failure…December 8 and again January 8. I have recently switched pulmonologists, as my former doc’s answer to me was “take your inhaler every 20 minutes over 2 hours” before getting help", not to mention his refusal to order a second sleep study and CPAP machine, as recommended by the sleep study technicians.


#35

I’m a mom of 2 kids with ADHD and Bipolar Disorder…a boy, age 13 and a girl, age 10. I have sleep apnea, asthma, diabetes, numerous hospitalizations and was on a ventilator twice within one month for respiratory failure…December 8 and again January 8. I have recently switched pulmonologists, as my former doc’s answer to me was “take your inhaler every 20 minutes over 2 hours” before getting help", not to mention his refusal to order a second sleep study and CPAP machine, as recommended by the sleep study technicians.


#36

Newly diagnosed, Feb 16th, 2nd night of sleep study, and STILL waiting for insurance/DME to get it together to get my cpap…


#37

I have sleep apnea and an arachnoid cyst. I also run an Arachnoid Cyst Group in Yahoo!.


#38

I have sleep apnea and an arachnoid cyst. I also run an Arachnoid Cyst Group in Yahoo!.


#39

I am a 25 year old woman trapped in a 51 year old body! Let me out! lol

I was diagnosed with CSA about 2 years ago but suspect I had it as a wee lass.

I am a nurse and acupunctuist. I love travel, dining out, cooking, horseback riding, hiking, adventure. It is easy to make me happy with flowers and thoughtfulness, animals and the great outdoors. A hot dog at Fenway park dripping with mustard, relish, and onions sends me straight to Bliss

Right now I am single because I am holding out for just the right guy. Hopefully he wont mind a bright, funny, warm, loving female who wears a full face mask at night. lol

Life is good. Look foward to getting to know you all. Lisa


#40

I’m been living with Sleep Apnea for about 8 years now. Even with a CPAP, my quality of life isn’t what it could be. Would love to connect with others in my shoes and perhaps learn from and share with others.


#42

First Dx with OSA in 1992 and went on CPAP. STill suffered extreme tiredness. I now have found out that I also have ‘alpha intrusion’ and apparently they still don’t have any treatment for this. When I sleep, my OSA is solved by CPAP but I don’t get into deep restoritive sleep because of alpha intrusion.
I can’t stand DME providers; I feel they are ripoff artists.


#43

Hi, I was invited to join. Look forward to learning about a various of health concerns.


#44

I have sleep apnea, and I use a bi-pap.


#45

Hi, glad to be here, many health issues–more to follow…


#46

I have a combination of diseases that have me on a Cpap. I just need a support group.
Changing one’s life style is depressing. I would like to connect with people with my problems. Thanks for the invitation. Indylady


#47

I have sleep apnea and use an apap with Swift nasal pillows. DHughes invited me over.


#48

I was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea in 1995 and treated with CPAP. I later had nose and throat surgery which didn’t cure the apneas, but enabled lower CPAP pressures. I 2004 I had another sleep study and found I had central sleep apnea. In 2006 I started using a VPAP which has helped. I wonder how long the VPAP will be effective. I think the next step is supplemental oxygen.