no, I haven't that I'm aware of.
I picked up a pulse oximeter, and it seems that drops in my oxygen levels are most likely the culprit. When I sleep my oxygen level drops to the 80's and below. It seems that the chest pain happens when my levels drop to severe hypoxemia levels. I'm thinking that I may have deeper issues than just apnea. :( My muscles and joints hurt all the time and having cognitive issues (memory loss, brain fog, anxiety) becoming completely non functional. Bloodwork shows nothing and my Doctor seems stumped. My Mother had Dermatomyositis and died from an aneurism at 35 years old, beginning to think there is a hereditary component here. Just don't know, and with all the tests and doctor visits I'm no closer to an answer. Trying to piece this together before it's too late. :(
Great information, I'm going to pick one up now.
I appreciate the reply. I know this is a tough one. It's definitely not anxiety, the pain is severe but only lasts for several seconds after I wake it's an intense several seconds but then I'm fine, Albeit a little shaken. Seems to happen most when I end up on my back in the night.
I had a stress test and bloodwork. All negative. I have another sleep study coming up, but I'm wondering if this is a symptom of apnea that others are experiencing. I'm guessing that it's from lack of oxygen, basically suffocating. I'm starting to get worried, and the doctors seemed stumped that's why I'm reaching out to the community.
Ive been on a Resmed Cpap machine for several years now, and doing relatively ok. Ive had some mask issues, leaks etc but overall very little apnea when wearing the mask. However for the last year I've been having these attacks several times a month where I'm jolted from a deep sleep with a crushing pain in my chest, feels like I'm having a heart attack. very painful but goes away after 5 seconds or so after I wake. Scares the heck out of me, very painful, feels like the muscles in my chest are constricting. Anyone else experience this?
Thanks in advance,