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girlblue_77 @ 09:22 am: So, my boyfriend went for a sleep study for his sleep apnea (if you remember my previous post where he woke up and hadn't been breathing, and still couldn't breathe for several minutes and we were both terrified), and the nurse called and said they DIDN'T DETECT ANY PROBLEMS!! So, now I don't know what the f**k to do. He stops breathing in his sleep. I hear him do it all the time. And when the doctor examined him she said his nose/throat was so obstructed she couldn't even see through it.

So, what do I do, seriously? I'm so tired of worrying that he's going to die in his sleep. Everytime I wake up I look over to make sure he's not sleeping on his back. He has almost all the symptoms, and we were so looking forward to him experiencing a good night's sleep for the first time in God-only-knows how long, and all the associated benefits (less irritability, increased libido, more energy, etc.).

I'm so devastated. I just want to call this doctor and yell. He'd go to a different doctor, but our insurance only covers that one sleep clinic.

Is it possible he just didn't stop breathing that night? Has anyone else been given a wrong diagnosis?

Anyone have a CPAP machine they want to sell?? Or know where I could get a used one? Ugh.

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From:cats_not_kids
Date:August 24th, 2005 04:00 am (UTC)

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I just got a new cpap machine, so I might be interested in selling you my old one. I don't have a clue how to re-set it, though. It's on a pretty low number - I think 6. I also don't have a clue as to how much to ask for it - it's only a year old.

I wish your bf could go to a different doctor - I think the sleep lab is fucked up! Big time! If you've noticed it, he's most likely got it. I would demand another sleep study, or talk to the dr about surgery. I had my septum straightened, and while I still have the apnea, I can breathe and smell better.

Good luck to you and your bf!
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