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Board: Disabilities 10-17-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 18,493
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Without a job, how do you spend your days?

I've recently taken up the ukulele. It's so easy to learn and quite addictive. I got a "Ukulele for Dummies" book at my local library and joined a local ukulele strumming book. I also took a...
Board: Sleep Disorders 12-14-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 835
Posted By phoebe368
Re: staying asleep

You may have low blood sugar causing your night-time awakenings. I too had sleep apnea and got a trache for it. To my surprise, I still had night-time awakenings. Turns out I was having low blood...
Board: Sleep Disorders 11-06-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 704
Posted By phoebe368
Re: getting violently sick with no sleep

Have you ever undergone a sleep study (polysomnography) at a sleep clinic. I suggest you try it to help diagnose your sleep disorder. Ask your primary care doc to refer you to one.
Board: Sleep Disorders 11-06-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Insomnia

Have you ever undergone a sleep study to help diagnose your nighttime awakenings you may have a sleep breathing problem such as sleep apnea or something else that is causing you to wake up. Ask your...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 06-20-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Newbie - Possible thyroid but normal levels... Help please

You may have something else causing your symptons. Have you ever undergone a sleep study to diagnose sleep apnea. The excessive daytime sleepiness points to unrefreshing sleep. Also sleep apnea...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-23-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Am i have sleep apnea or idiopathic hypersomnia?

I don't think the information you gave is enough for a proper diagnosis. I think you should see a sleep specialist for that. The symptons that you are having can result from a sleep disorder but...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-12-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,845
Posted By phoebe368
Re: cant breathe before bed

I would switch to a different doctor it is obviously not all in your head and you don't need to see a psychiatrist. What you do need is an overnight sleep study (polysomnography) to diagnose your...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-12-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Horiffc terrible hallucinating before sleep. Like im locked in hell

I see that no one has responded to your sleep problem. I have not heard of this before. I think you should not rely too much on the internet to help diagnose your problem since it seems rare. Did...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,292
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Severe Insomnia

Did you know that almost 90% of insomnia cases are actually caused by a sleep breathing disorder such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea or Upper Airway Resistance syndrome. Even if you are thin and don't...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-12-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Sleep Problems

Have you tried getting a sleep study (polysomnography) to diagnose your sleep problems? Ask your primary doc to refer you for one. My suspicion is that you have a sleep breathing disorder such as...
Board: Sleep Disorders 04-12-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,476
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Sleep Study and really shocked by findings

I would definitely try treating your mild to moderate sleep apnea. I have "mild" sleep apnea, RDI of 15 but definitely felt symptomatic - anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep problems etc. Now that...
Board: Sleep Disorders 03-17-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By phoebe368
Re: I wish i could stay awake, someone help

Sleep problems point to a sleep disorder. In order to get your sleep disorder diagnosed ask your primary doctor to refer you to a sleep clinic for a sleep study called a polysomnography.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 03-02-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,825
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Longterm fatigue, need help please

I'm so glad you're getting one done. Yes, please post the results, I'm so curious!
Board: Sleep Disorders 02-28-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,105
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Strange form of insomnia, I wake up and I can't get back to sleep

Waking up to urinate at night is called nocturia. Nocturia is abnormal and is caused by sleep apnea. You cannot fall asleep easily after waking up because your nervous system is in a hyperaroused...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 02-23-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,825
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Longterm fatigue, need help please

I find it interesting that your fatigue started around 13 years old - did you get braces during this time period? Retraction orthodontics causes sleep apnea.

My guess is that your "mild" sleep...
Board: Sleep Disorders 02-11-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By phoebe368
Re: pillar implant surgery for sleep apnea

Beware of turbinate reduction. Many people ended up with empty nose syndrome after turbinate surgery. Also, pillar implants rarely cure people of sleep apnea.
Board: Sleep Disorders 02-02-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,038
Posted By phoebe368
Re: sleep problems..

You have something that is decreasing your sleep quality. Have you considered undergoing a sleep study (aka polysomnography) to see if anything is affecting your sleep? Without insurance it is...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-11-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 957
Posted By phoebe368
Re: CFS for threes years now Help me...

I've heard of many individuals with chronic fatigue after contracting the Epstein-Barr virus. In short, have you had your tonsils checked out? They may be swollen/inflamed.
Board: Chronic Fatigue 01-03-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,026
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Fatigue, foggy head, bad memory, bad speech.

How well do you sleep? If everything else fails, I suggest a sleep study called a polysomnography to see if you have a sleep disorder especially a sleep breathing disorder such as sleep apnea. I...
Board: Sleep Disorders 12-26-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Sleep Apnea? Acid Reflux?

Your suspicions are correct. Home sleep studies are not very accurate and are a way for health insurance companies to lower their costs. The best sleep studies are performed with an overnight stay...
Board: Sleep Disorders 12-11-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 46,288
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Gasping for air just before sleep

I wouldn't rule out sleep apnea necessarily. Did you know that sleep apnea causes anxiety and acid reflux both conditions that you have? Also the gasps also point to a sleep breathing problem. ...
Board: Sleep Disorders 12-11-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 800
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Help needed identifying possible sleep disorder.

Have you undergone a sleep study (polysomnograpny) to diagnose your sleep disorder. Ask your doc to refer you for one. You may be waking up during the night time because of a sleep breathing...
Board: Sleep Disorders 12-11-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Best Sleep Disorder Centers

Hi there,

Just wanted to share my experience at different sleep disorders clinic. I suspected I had sleep apnea. My first sleep study was done at the Anaheim Sleep Disorders Clinic in Anaheim,...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 12-01-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Am I the only one?

I'm sorry you are not feeling well. You mentioned that you have unrefreshing sleep which may point to an underlying sleep disorder. Lack of restorative sleep overtime can cause fatigue and myalgia....
Board: Chronic Fatigue 11-19-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,910
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Extreme fatigue for years - still no diagnosis

There is a sleep breathing disorder called "Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome" that causes daytime fatigue. It also causes poor circulation (cold hands, cold feet) and dizziness (orthostatic...
Board: Sleep Disorders 11-16-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Sleep Issues for 20+ Years...please help!

Where did you get your sleep studies at? I too had sleep issues for the longest time. I had 2 sleep studies done at 2 different accredited sleep clinics. They showed nothing but mild snoring. I...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 10-28-2012, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By phoebe368
Re: What do I have?

My aunt suffered whiplash from a car accident. Afterwards, she developed sleeping problems, mainly insomnia and could only sleep a couple of hours a night. Sometimes she could not sleep at all....
Board: Sleep Disorders 10-27-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,299
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Always sleepy, but could it be stress?

Some sleep clinics are better than others. I think some exist just to be moneymakers. I suffered from sleep problems for years. I had two sleep studies which showed mild snoring and numerous...
Board: Sleep Disorders 10-27-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,719
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Falling asleep constantly

Hi there,

I had the exact same symptons as yourself. I had two overnight sleep studies done at two sleep clinics. Both showed nothing but mild snoring. I had a 3rd study done at the Stanford...
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-28-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By phoebe368
Re: A little help please

Did you know there are over 80 plus sleep disorders? Yes, please get a sleep study!
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-25-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 860
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Central & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Yes, they often coexist together.
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-25-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By phoebe368
Re: A little help please

Have you ever undergone a sleep study or polysomnography to diagnose your sleep disorder? Ask your doctor to refer you to a sleep clinic for one. I find it interesting that you have always been a...
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,376
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Sleep study question??? Paranoid about it.

I usually take Ambien when I do sleep studies so I can sleep through the whole night. Interestingly, my first 2 sleep studies showed nothing but unexplained spontaneous arousals and mild snoring. I...
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,770
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Can't get restful sleep

I find it very interesting when you say that something is wrong with your sleep quality. The fact that you have vivid dreams shows that you may be arousing during REM which is why you remember them...
Board: Sleep Disorders 09-03-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,255
Posted By phoebe368
Re: 4 hours a night sleep

Have you ever had a sleep study (polysomnography) done to diagnosis your sleep problem. I had terrible insomnia for years both difficulty getting to sleep and waking up too early. I asked my...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 08-29-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,056
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Fatigue & Drugged Feeling

Has he ever been tested for a sleep disorder? I suffered similar symptons until I was finally diagnosed with sleep apnea. I am young, thin and do not snore so I was surprised as the diagnosis
Board: Sleep Disorders 07-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,757
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Waking up middle of night sweating

I had the same problem awhile back. I had two sleep studies that showed nothing except snoring and unexplained spontaneous arousals. I then had a third study done at Stanford Sleep Disorders clinic...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 06-05-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,680
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Constant tiredness, breathing changes, and brain fog for months - Ideas?

Have you had a test done for lyme disease. Have you ever been tested for obstructive sleep apnea or a possible sleep disorder?
Board: Chronic Fatigue 05-18-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,244
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Please help!! I'm always tired!!

Yes, definitely get tested for sleep apnea as this caused me fatigue for many years. Also, you may have night time silent acid reflux disturbing your sleep. don't eat a heavy meal 3 hours before...
Board: Asthma 05-18-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,354
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Yearly update....

Congrats on your success! I noticed that you also have severe GERD. Did you know that acid reflux can actually cause uncontrollable asthma? Have you ever gotten tested for sleep apnea? Sleep apnea...
Board: Chronic Fatigue 04-13-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,101
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Chronic fatigue is destroying my life... help!

I find your erratic sleep patterns to be very unusual. Have you ever undergone a polysomnography (sleep study) to assess your sleep quality? There are over 80 plus sleep disorders. You may have...
Board: Sleep Disorders 03-23-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,411
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Feel like my heart is racing as i fall a sleep

I suggest under going a sleep study to diagnose your prob. Ask your primary doc to
Refer you for one.
Board: Sleep Disorders 01-21-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 876
Posted By phoebe368
Re: We can't get up in the winter!!!

Are you working with your ENT on your nasal issues? Poor nasal breathing at night can disrupt your sleep. It can give you sleep breathing problems. I personally had my deviated septum fixed. I...
Board: Sleep Disorders 01-21-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Having trouble breathing durring the am hours.

I had osa and used 2 oral appliances the tap device and somnodent. They did not cure my osa. YOu have osa in the early morning hours because airway collapse is most pronounced in the last stages of...
Board: Sleep Disorders 01-21-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,843
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Ambien has stopped working, now what???

I was on Ambien for 2 years. I got addicted to it. it eventually stopped working. I had to taper myself off the med. I was on 40 mg. I took did a long taper of 40 mg the first few weeks, 30 the...
Board: Sleep Disorders 01-21-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,950
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Heven't Slept Properly For Years - Don't Know What To Do

Don't try to self-diagnosis your sleep problems because you are unconscious while they're happening. There are over 80 plus sleep disorders in the world. The first step to proper diagnosis is to...
Board: Sleep Disorders 01-21-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 19,850
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Fear I have Sporadic Fatal Insomnia!

I saw a TV show on this topic once. There was an Italian family in Italy that was struck by this disease. It was very, very sad. I doubt that you have this disease because it is hereditary. Did...
Board: Anxiety 01-12-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,421
Posted By phoebe368
Re: I used to rely on sleep but now I cant sleep anymore please HELP!

You may have a sleep breathing disorder such as sleep apnea you're waking up with anxiety from an apnea event. Ask your doc to refer you for a sleep study
Board: Anxiety 01-12-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,907
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Dealing with sleep anxiety. Need advice!

I used to have anxiety and insomnia, racing thoughts at night as well. My sleep problems really bothered me. I finally under went a sleep study called a polysomnography which diagnosed me with a...
Board: Sleep Disorders 12-19-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,965
Posted By phoebe368
Re: Almost no sleep

Have you ever done a sleep study otherwise known as a polysomnography? This is an overnight test done at a sleep lab. This test is used to diagnosis sleep disorders. Ask your primary care physical...
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