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Old 12-06-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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severe sleep apnea

Has anyone gotten ssd for severe sleep apnea?

 
Old 12-28-2006, 05:35 PM   #2
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Re: severe sleep apnea

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Has anyone gotten ssd for severe sleep apnea?
I have severe sleep apnea (I stop breathing 20 to 30 seconds/minute all through the night). However, my sleep apnea was "cured" with a CPAP machine that forces your airway open. Before you can get one of these miracle machines, you have to have a test (usually in a hospital) and get a script from your Doc. As far as I know, the SSD doesn't grant Disability for a condition that is so easily taken care of, but then you never know. You just never know.

 
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:45 PM   #3
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Re: severe sleep apnea

I was just awarded disability. I have chronic obstructive sleep apnea that is due to a neuromusclular condition. My apnea was improved using the CPAP but my muscle condition will continue to get worse, so in that case my apnea is not cured and one day I will probably need a bipap and then maybe a trach.It's worth a try especially if it interferes with your daily living.

 
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I was just awarded disability. I have chronic obstructive sleep apnea that is due to a neuromusclular condition. My apnea was improved using the CPAP but my muscle condition will continue to get worse, so in that case my apnea is not cured and one day I will probably need a bipap and then maybe a trach.It's worth a try especially if it interferes with your daily living.
Hi, Not sure if you ended up having the Trach done. I had mine put in May 2008. I think I made the right deciosion. However I have had a few complications resulting from the horrible coughing the first 4-5 weeks.
Let me know if you have any questions.

 
Old 03-30-2009, 08:09 AM   #5
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Re: severe sleep apnea

Except in unusual cases, probably not, since it's treatable condition. Either surgery or CPAP can keep it completely under control. But I don't know you and your particular situation, so if you think you have a case, it can't hurt to apply.

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Old 03-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #6
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Re: severe sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is tricky. Is it "severe enough" to require surgery or will a CPAP machine take care of the problem? If the machine will help...awesome! My husband has refused the machine...therefore I believe I deserve some sort of disability payments for putting up with his snoring/gagging/ceasing breathing noises all night.

It doesn't bother HIM but I would like some sleep.

sheesh, you selfish apnea people.








o.k., i'm going to the guestroom now....

 
Old 03-31-2009, 11:08 AM   #7
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yes You can get approved, i did, if it is severe enough and you have doccumentation of physical problems caused by it, its considered a disability. I do have other health problems, some related to the sleep apnea.

 
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