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Old 06-26-2007, 10:49 AM
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It could be sleep apnea, which I have.
<font class="small">Code:</font><hr /><pre> The Greek word "apnea" literally means "without breath." People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer.

The brain briefly arouses people with sleep apnea in order for them to resume breathing, but consequently sleep is extremely fragmented and of poor quality.

Sleep apnea is very common, as common as adult diabetes, and affects more than twelve million Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. Risk factors include being male, overweight, and over the age of forty, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children. Yet still because of the lack of awareness by the public and healthcare professionals, the vast majority remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences.

Untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. Several treatment options exist, and research into additional options continues.
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source: http://www.sleepapnea.org/info/index.html

I was misdiagnosed as having lyme disease, and for three years got mego doses of anitbiotics. The symptoms fo fatigue did not go away. However, once I was properly diagnosed as having sleep apnea, the symptoms were gonr after one night of treatment. [img]/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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