Has anybody in this forum tried the Alaxo Stent? In my quest to get a good nights sleep I have tried everything under the sun.
CPAP - we all know cpap sucks.
Dental Appliance - now my teeth alignment is all screwed up and I have receding gumlines.
Weight - I'm not overweight, just have a huge tongue and narrow airway.
Supplements - nothing effective. (would like to try dronabinol, but doctor will not prescribe it)
So, yes I am desperate enough to try inserting a tube in my nose down into my throat to sleep through the night, but I've tried for over a year to get my hands on these stents with no luck.
It would be nice if someone in this forum is from a country that allows them, and to know if they are tolerable and effective?
Has anyone had this procedure?
I have tried every treatment under the sun, and only use a manibular advancement appliance for about 2 years now. While not perfect, I would say it is 50% effective. I did have a second sleep test after fitting the appliance and it was as effective as cpap for me, but everyone is different. My biggest side effect is my bottom jaw is permanently moving forward. I am seriously considering surgery at the end of this summer if i dont find a better solution soon.
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I have never tried adderal, but i have been given modafinil by my doctor, and have been taking it for about 1.5 years now. It has helped me tremendously with daytime function. I wish that i could find a cure and stop taking it, but until then, modafinil has helped me function during the day. My research shows that it is safer than adderal and is not addictive. My only side effects have been jitters, but that could also be from the massive amount of coffee i drink.
Anybody else have personal experience using o2 at night. Either with cpap or just o2?
Yes, i bought and tried winx and was not able to tolerate it. Good concept, and i dont want to discourage anybody from trying it, but it did not work for me. If you have not tried an oral appliance fitted by a dentist, i would consider that instead.
Hello, i was diagnosed about 4 years ago, and have tried just about every non surgical treatment i could find, and have settled into an oral appliance, but am still actively looking for a better solution. I am seriously considering surgery.