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SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
#11
RE: SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
Yep I'd agree with the fire and replace sleep doc. He's not doing much but collecting boat payments. Doesn't seem concerned with your health so sink his boat by firing him today.
Dave

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#12
RE: SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
Thanks Sleeprider.
A Pulmonologist, now that's a new one.
I will look into that prior to talking to my PCP.

I'm going to schedule a (video) appt with my PCP to talk about all this right away. She should have my SpO2 readings from a couple weeks back by now.
- She will listen to me and what I think my options are.  Maybe a machine that specializes in Central Apnea too.

It feels good to know the "I" am in charge of my health here.  With the help of you all and my measuring devices!

Rich
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#13
RE: SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
Congrats on the action to go with your PCP. This doc seems more willing to help so leverage it to your benefit. Let us know how it's going.
Dave

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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RE: SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
The specific problem you are interested in assessing and treating is hypoxemia which we know exists at night, including with CPAP therapy. We don't know if this affects you during the day or with exercise, and we don't know why you experience levels at or below 90% routinely at night. A pulmonologist is an appropriate specialist to evaluate your respiratory system and either identify and treat a condition that prevents you from getting normal blood oxygen levels, or to treat it with supplemental oxygen. You PCP may also be helpful depending on his familiarity with your health and comfort in treating that condition.
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#15
RE: SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
Thanks Dave, thanks Sleeprider,

I just requested my Video Visit with PCP - CHECK OUT this response from her:

          "Date:02/15/2021 3:14 pm
           Subject:RE: Sleep Apnea and Pulse Ox conversation
               It's so helpful you did your homework and thorough investigation on your end! Yes, let's discuss. 
               I will have the staff call you to arrange a video visit this week. Brittany Lillard, PA-C"

Apnea Board Community: I will have my notes (your notes) ready for the conversation with my PCP that's for sure...

This morning I did my own version of a "walk" test during a 45 minutes exercise period on the gym Elliptical:
(Note, this is only a 45 minute Report)

   

   
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#16
RE: SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
OK it's seemingly trending lower on oxygen while asleep. Make note of that aspect.
Dave

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEBSITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.
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RE: SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
Your new attachments seem to indicate higher O2.
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#18
RE: SpO2 < 88% for a long time with & without Cervical Collar
Sleeprider.
Thanks.
Yeah, thats me fully awake on the Elliptical breathing like any good long distance runner!

Good news that I need to only focus on sleep related O2!
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