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Gastone, I was wondering if you could take a glance at one of my attachments labeled OSA with SC.PDF?
The most recent sleep study had stated that I slept 20% of the time with 02 partial pressures below 85 with a low of 81. The write up also indicated that it consistent with pulmonary problems...among other things.
I question why I wasn't prescribed 02 augmentation. Although CPAP has helped immeasurably, I still wake up a handful of times. Often my lips are numb or tingly and even my feet. When I return to the CPAP and attempt to sleep, I am out of breath to the point of heart thumping. This does not occur during my daytime activities. It's perhaps nothing, but...
your thoughts would be appreciated.
As a follow up, I spoke to my sleep study coach today and explained what is occurring. She referred me back to my Tricare doctor. She said the P02 typically needs to be in the low 80's for her to be alarmed; however, based on my symptoms there could be a pulmonary issue. I hope not. I will call the Dr. tomorrow for follow up tests.
My non VA Sleep Neurologist, DX'd my need for supplemental 02 right away, within 2 weeks of my (3) night Sleep Study.
Have you discussed your Low P02's with your VA Sleep Dr? I really think you should jump on this right away. Send a MHV Secure Message regarding your P02 concerns, to your Sleep Specialist, your PCP and the Respiratory Dept.
Think Paper Trail!
WTF is a Sleep Study Coach? Never had one myself. Is this an actual Sleep Neurologist MD/DO?