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[News] Vitamin D - possible help for sleep apnea patients?
#21
Sauerkraut is interesting, but has little to do with sleep apnea, so this thread has gone off-topic and sooner or later a moderator will tell us to stifle. I know a lot about it and I would be happy to continue the discussion in an off-topic area.
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#22
(01-20-2014, 09:37 AM)me50 Wrote:
(01-20-2014, 09:36 AM)Lukie Wrote: It is good to make sure you have adequate Vitamin D for many reasons but I doubt that it will rid you from sleep apnea.
Make sure you get tested before you take a lot of it. There are problems if you take too much of it.

No, Vit D won't cure sleep apnea. I got tested and my Vit D is 12.

You're levels of Vit D should be between 50-80 ng/ml. 12 ng/ml is way to low! See: http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/ and this http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/?s=sleep&submit=Submit

This video of Dr. Stasha Gominak really blows my mind, especially her knowledges of sleep. Most physicians recommend 30 ng/ml but for all sleep disturbances a level of 60 ng/ml is probably necessary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xF24xmJQK1k

Get your Vit D tested, keep using CPAP!

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#23
I know 12 is too low and you would think that someone from the doctor's office would call me and tell me what to do but they haven't. I only know about it as I asked for a copy of the blood work results. It has been a month since the doctor received the results and I have not been called by anyone in the office with instructions.
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#24
(01-26-2014, 06:08 AM)me50 Wrote: I know 12 is too low and you would think that someone from the doctor's office would call me and tell me what to do but they haven't. I only know about it as I asked for a copy of the blood work results. It has been a month since the doctor received the results and I have not been called by anyone in the office with instructions.


You always can start taking 4000 i.u. Vit D3 a day, and have another test several months later. If possible keep a log (of your AHI) before and after your intake of Vit D.

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#25
(01-26-2014, 06:28 AM)SilverSleeper Wrote:
(01-26-2014, 06:08 AM)me50 Wrote: I know 12 is too low and you would think that someone from the doctor's office would call me and tell me what to do but they haven't. I only know about it as I asked for a copy of the blood work results. It has been a month since the doctor received the results and I have not been called by anyone in the office with instructions.


You always can start taking 4000 i.u. Vit D3 a day, and have another test several months later. If possible keep a log (of your AHI) before and after your intake of Vit D.

I put myself on 1,000 IU of Vit D3 that I take at night a few hours before I go to bed. I have my AHI downloaded in SleepyHead and ResScan. My AHI is below one and sometimes zero so there won't be a lot of difference with and without the Vit D3.

Thanks for the suggestion. I see my internal med doc this next week and I am sure that he will deal with what the other doc should have dealt with.
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#26
Okay, I hear a lot of nonsense here at the moment - please don't advise people on dosages if you are not a doctor or a specialist, and especially if you don't know the person's history (medical, I mean).

If you are concerned about your levels, please ask your physician, not take advice from an Internet forum.
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#27
(01-26-2014, 09:52 AM)DocWils Wrote: Okay, I hear a lot of nonsense here at the moment - please don't advise people on dosages if you are not a doctor or a specialist, and especially if you don't know the person's history (medical, I mean).

If you are concerned about your levels, please ask your physician, not take advice from an Internet forum.

I agree. which is why I started taking what my doc told me to do the last time my vit d was low and not what was recommended by anyone. And, I have an appt. to see my internal med doc Tuesday morning and if he wants me to take more, he will deal with it then.

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#28
(01-24-2014, 02:25 PM)goodonya Wrote: Luke Warm, Hi, I eat a wide range of foods and potassium is in most.
I increased the cooked greens when I sorted out what was going on. As a result I do not need as much magnesium as I did when I started.
The potassium supplements from the store are all a bogus waste of money more like a placebo.
Eating one heckuva a lot of gently cooked greens is a good way to go anyway. I found that it is important to wash them well. I use a quarter cup of vinegar and water enough to sink the greens in after the prewash that knocks off dirt and so on. A few minutes of that and another good rinse and it is time for the quick steam. With that I can get a nice tea off the cooking water as well. A little sea salt and butter or coconut oil and life is good.
It still comes back to have a good digestive tract. One of the big ongoing things I found with sleep apnea is acid reflux. How and why it is intertwined I do not know. It is there though. By hit and miss I have gone from constant reflux even with the machine to no reflux and no medication.

Thanks for the tips... and after reading your above comment, I'm putting my shoes on and heading to the market, specifically the produce section, because my mouth is watering, your fault Smile

Not too long ago, I got to seem Graham Kerr when I was in Port Townsend, Washington. His comments mirrored yours and I slept that night (with my mask on) dreaming I was in a vegetable garden.

I have GERD and the acid did some damage but a gastro doc was able to remove the scars that were left and now I am on a prescription Omeprazole that helps.

Between Gerd and Sleep Apnea (and being 62 with the need to get up for the occasional voyage to the bathroom) sleep is a precious "hobby" for me now.
I have a PhD from M.I.T.
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#29
(01-25-2014, 07:44 PM)JJJ Wrote: Sauerkraut is interesting, but has little to do with sleep apnea, so this thread has gone off-topic and sooner or later a moderator will tell us to stifle. I know a lot about it and I would be happy to continue the discussion in an off-topic area.

Hi JJJ, you are correct, smiles here, we are probably wandering far afield in to the land of fermented cabbage. I started the new All Things Sauerkraut over in off topic. You bet I want to know all about it. Thanks in advance.
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#30
(01-26-2014, 12:38 PM)Luke Warm Wrote:
(01-24-2014, 02:25 PM)goodonya Wrote: Luke Warm, Hi, I eat a wide range of foods and potassium is in most.
I increased the cooked greens when I sorted out what was going on. As a result I do not need as much magnesium as I did when I started.
The potassium supplements from the store are all a bogus waste of money more like a placebo.
Eating one heckuva a lot of gently cooked greens is a good way to go anyway. I found that it is important to wash them well. I use a quarter cup of vinegar and water enough to sink the greens in after the prewash that knocks off dirt and so on. A few minutes of that and another good rinse and it is time for the quick steam. With that I can get a nice tea off the cooking water as well. A little sea salt and butter or coconut oil and life is good.
It still comes back to have a good digestive tract. One of the big ongoing things I found with sleep apnea is acid reflux. How and why it is intertwined I do not know. It is there though. By hit and miss I have gone from constant reflux even with the machine to no reflux and no medication.

Thanks for the tips... and after reading your above comment, I'm putting my shoes on and heading to the market, specifically the produce section, because my mouth is watering, your fault Smile

Not too long ago, I got to seem Graham Kerr when I was in Port Townsend, Washington. His comments mirrored yours and I slept that night (with my mask on) dreaming I was in a vegetable garden.

I have GERD and the acid did some damage but a gastro doc was able to remove the scars that were left and now I am on a prescription Omeprazole that helps.

Between Gerd and Sleep Apnea (and being 62 with the need to get up for the occasional voyage to the bathroom) sleep is a precious "hobby" for me now.

I will look and see if there is already a GERD thread here.
I love good produce.
It is a really big deal to me to be able to enjoy fine, simple, good eating. The food we eat is where the best nutrition comes from and that means eat good food. I am only pushing 59 here. In moving into what we are at present calling the last chapter of life, I want to eat good clean nutritious food. Breathe clean air. Laugh often and stay as healthy as I can.
When I was talking about vitamin D3 I did not mean to sound like I am recommending a particular course. I am not a doctor or a nutrition expert. I work really hard to be practical and use common sense but I am just another guy on an internet forum with an opinion.
I personally think there is something to it. I do think that it requires an individual balancing act to get something from it. That is my opinion and I am sticking to it. It is opinion only.
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