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Wake up, arm numb. Can't breathe, AHI high
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(05-20-2016, 02:36 AM)srlevine1 Wrote: Might I suggest that you visit your physician for a workup to rule out issues like nerve compression and the possibility of positional carotid narrowing or other physiological symptom. If your physician is not providing adequate answers ask for a referral to a cardiologist first and a neurologist second. Best of luck with a diagnosis and treatment. Remember, it's your life that is being affected.

After my 2 TIA events, the neuro sent me for a carotid MRA which was normal. Not sure if that would change positionally? Had an MRI of brain about 2 years ago and I do have scattered white spots of unknown cause, he just said many ppl have them could be from migraines I had in my 20s. Did not have MRI of neck
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Keep working things out here. There are really knowledgeable members that can be a big help.
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I agree with Robysue the clusters could correspond to REM sleep, or they may be positional. Do you find yourself on your back during these events? We often recommend increasing minimum pressure to prevent these episodes from starting. The first cluster appears to start from your minimum pressure, and the machine responds by ramping up from 7.5 to about 14 over about 30 minutes, however the second OA cycle begins from about 13 cm, so increased minimum pressure may not prevent these. In the past where I have seen these kinds of graphs posted, the members ultimately benefited from one or more of the following: increased minimum pressure, avoiding back sleeping, a soft cervical collar, change to bilevel.

If air ingestion is a problem that prevents you from using higher pressures, bilevel therapy can help. Robysue is particularly qualified to comment on that issue.
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