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ModestIvoryHedgehog2007

ModestIvoryHedgehog2007
Joined Jan 2016
ModestIvoryHedgehog2007
Joined Jan 2016

Hi everyone! I'm 32, former smoker (over 10 years & quit 4 years ago) I'm having a rough day and questions are reeling through my head so...I'm going to ask em. I'm female, 50 lbs overweight, type 1 diabetes, borderline hypertensive, working in social work with children and families. High stress. I have been having sleep apnea symptoms for years. I've gained 40 pounds despite a pretty healthy diet, I feel terrible, I have huge tonsils and my fiance insists that I choke and stop breathing in my sleep regularly even though I'm ALMOST unaware. I say almost because I remember two time in the last three years that I've woken up not breathing. I had an pulse ox test two weeks ago that showed my oxygen saturation was low for 117 minutes, 13 minutes of which was 60%. I immediately started sleeping on my right side and my doctor put me on supplemental oxygen at night. I started eating super clean in order to lose weight. I did another pulse ox test two nights ago and got the results today. He says the supplemental oxygen corrected the problem 100%, that I don't have sleep apnea and there "must be something wrong with my lungs." he went on to say that I might have a "little emphysema." My first question is this; Is that enough to rule out sleep apnea? I still want to see an ENT and do a sleep study but I don't know if I'd be wasting my time. My next question is this; is emphysema that much worse at night that it could cause my ox level to go so dang low, when I'm at 98 and 99% during the day?!