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[CPAP] Doctor says Central Apneas only occur in older people
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RE: Doctor says Central Apneas only occur in older people
(10-05-2012 10:27 PM)archangle Wrote:  Remember that if you are having centrals, it still shows up as apneas. Look and see if your AHI goes up.

Apnea isn't likely to kill you in short order unless your AHI gets really high. Presumably, you were a lot higher in AHI before CPAP.

Of course when you wake up gasping for air and hope you can either stop your own choking or call 911 (emergency # in North America) it's not all that reassuring. Especially when, as it was for me at the time, you are alone with nobody to help you. I know when it started happening to me that was what came to mind when I woke up - I'm going to die. Not a pleasant sensation.
11-19-2012 08:37 PM
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