Patient discussion about apnea

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Q. Any advice on Fibromyalgia or Sleep Apnea?

Hi there, any advice on Fibromyalgia or Sleep Apnea? Just been there for the test for both and they said ‘yes’. It looks like I have them. Just need to know what to expect. Thanks a bunch in advance.
A1untreated sleep apnea can:
Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure
Make irregular heartbeats more likely
Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents

so here's a list of things you can do:
http://www.sleepapnea.org/resources/pubs/treatment.html
A2Greetings! Well, fibromyalgia affects people differently. My Mom and MIL both have it. My MIL whines all day everyday and uses her "pain" to get sympathy... My mom hurts in the morning, but she takes Ultram, and once that kicks in, she is fine. It also depends where you have it; my MIL has it in her head... I mean neck, and my mom has it in her back and her wrist. They both get ‘steroid shots’ to help with it too.

Q. my ears do not hear well especially when it's cold. i hear my breath and heart beat. what's my prolem? Denis

when i breathe it feels like the breath goes through the ear when the weather is cold or when i do some excercise like jogging
A1for ear infections or blocked ear tube - try out the eardoc www.eardoc.info
A2what you hear is the pulse of the arteries in your ear. the cold thing might be because of pressure differences between inner ear and outer environment. this can pressure the ear drum from the inside, leaving you hearing only your thoughts...
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