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Crippling Fatigue!

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kyswizzle +0 points · about 3 years ago Original Poster

Male, 23, 170 lbs, 5’10

Symptoms include: Severe chronic fatigue that has gradually gotten worse and worse over the course of the past 6 years, no energy whatsoever, sort of like a drunk feeling too, Head often feels very tired and heavy, consistent yawning throughout the day, inability to concentrate/focus, brain fog, overall cognitive ability has declined sharply, many mornings mouth & throat are dry, every once in a while throat feels sore like I’m getting sick but then goes away the next day, lower libido, I feel more anxious/stressed easily where everything feels like a chore. I typically fall asleep fairly quickly, Head dizziness/pain when standing after laying, wake up 1-2 times a night to pee, my hearing seems slightly muffled, headaches every once in a while but not too often, some acid reflux history, night sweats many nights, I feel intoxicated a lot easier. Sometimes I get this weird feeling like I’m not in real life. Tough to explain. Also, I have slightly elevated CO2 levels, but nothing dangerous.

I DO NOT snore and DO NOT suffer from insomnia. I know that there are many sleep disorders but the most common are sleep apnea/central sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement, etc. Any thoughts/ideas?? Sound like a type of apnea? Or perhaps another sleep disorder?

p.s. I have a sleep study scheduled for next week.

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Sierra +0 points · about 3 years ago Sleep Patron

I am 68 years old and have mixed sleep apnea (obstructive and central). I am also Type 2 diabetic. But, I am not a doctor and cannot provide you with any kind of diagnosis. That said I have suffered from time to time from some of the same things you describe.

Getting dizzy when standing up is called orthostatic hypotension. I am aware of it as it is a symptom of diabetic neurophathy, and that I have to be observant of. It can also be caused by low blood pressure and many other conditions. It can be a side effect of blood pressure medications. Headaches, waking up to pee several times a night, and night sweats are symptoms of diabetes and high or low blood sugar. I have experienced them personally. Blood sugar variations can cause similar symptoms that you describe like feeling dizzy or drunk. My suggestion is to be sure to ask your doctor to test you for diabetes if that has not already been done. You are a little old to have juvenile type 1 diabetes, and not old enough to be a typical type 2, but in my opinion as a diabetic, you have enough symptoms to be tested. There are three tests for diabetes and ideally you want them all done. One is an overnight fasting blood glucose test, another is the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), and the last is the AIC test which estimates blood glucose over the last three months. All can be done in one lab visit. Having all three tests done is much more conclusive than relying on one single test.

Like diabetes you are not a likely candidate for sleep apnea based on your age and weight. However getting a sleep study test done is a good idea. It should be quite revealing as to whether or not apnea could be an issue.

Hope that helps some...

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Turquoiseturtle +0 points · about 3 years ago

Like Sierra said, you are not a likely candidate for apnea, but neither was I. Diagnosis was a total surprise. My Dr. was trying to track down the cause of a heart problem when a cardiologist suggested a sleep study. My concentration is back to normal, my heart is no longer acting up and I generally feel better. Good luck to you.

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SirRobin +0 points · about 3 years ago

Do you have a lab sleep study scheduled next week? If so, that's a great start to determine which sleep disorder or any illness you might have. I just had my lab sleep study tonight.

FYI: If they don't have showers for patients in the lab, you might want to go home the next morning to shower, because the attach the electrodes to your head with some paste, which you can pretty much only wash out.

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kyswizzle +0 points · about 3 years ago Original Poster

Yes, sleep study is next week.

It is an at-home sleep study

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nirodha +0 points · about 3 years ago

Any updates kyswizzle?

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jodav +0 points · about 3 years ago

Hi there I just read your post! My husband & I are having the same symptoms after using SoClean2 for a month on a daily basis. And every day is a just a bit worse. Both my husband & I are very lethargic. We have a hard time just getting out of bed. I was so nauseous I was bedridden for 2 days! At times my eyes burn like they are on fire, and my nostrils have had sores on them. They also burn. Are you feeling any better with not using the SoClean? We are going to try an experiment and not use the SoClean for a couple of weeks. I will see how we feel. From what I have read, ozone should not been inhaled...

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Sierra +0 points · about 3 years ago Sleep Patron

I am not a fan of the SoClean machine, so I will not try to defend the use of it. However, that said, I don't think it should cause any harmful effects to the user if the instructions are followed. It is more likely to harm the mask and hose materials, but not the person.

Ozone is a very reactive gas, and time is the best way to neutralize it. Are you using the SoClean first thing in the morning, and removing the equipment from the machine as soon as the cycle is done? If you do that, then the ozone has all day to dissipate, and should not leave any harmful residual ozone.

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