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matty662

matty662
Joined Nov 2018
matty662
Joined Nov 2018

Hi I’ll try to keep this shortish without it being like an essay. My names matt I’m 28 and I’ve been struggling with sleep for 6 years now. It first started 6 years ago I gained a lot of weight and started snoring. Since then I have lost about 21kg in weight and the snoring had reduced to mild to moderate occasional snoring.

But I have still been struggling with sleep problems even after the weight loss and throughout the 6 years have had several sleep studies. 2 basic finger ones which came back negative. One polysomnograph which only recorded two hours of sleep and was told it came back negative.

I’ve rented a home sleep study with a cannula that goes up your nose to measure airflow and my ahi score was 8.6. I was then referred and had another home sleep study from the hospital which was a finger pulse oximetry thing and the doc said it came back negative that my o2 dropped to 95% and that it had to drop below 80% for treatment.

Recently I’ve had another home sleep test which I paid for and it showed snoring and a pRDI score of 40 ahi 3 and 8 awakenings during the night.

I think I have upper respiratory airway syndrome as my symptoms mimic that of sleep apnea but keep getting told I don’t have apnea. So I’ve had a consultation for laser assisted uvulo palatoplasty and the doc said I have narrow throat large tongue as there are bite marks. I also have a mild deviated septum but he said that this was not a big problem as the main area of concern is Mymensingh throat. He recommended that he uses a laser to cut in the middle of my uvula so that when I breathe the uvula splits into two allowing air to flow through.

I live in the uk and this costs £1980. I also have a letter from my gp (doctor) that allows me to buy a cpap machine privately. I’m not sure what to do and need advice please.

My main concern with the surgery is that my uvula is not enlarged so if it is split in two it will only create a small hole for airflow. Should I go ahead with surgery or buy a cpap? But I don’t really wanna use a cpap for the rest of my life either.