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Nocturnal Hypoxemia
« on: September 23, 2011, 10:43:52 PM »
I have a condition known as nocturnal hypoxemia.  It was diagnosed in a sleep study.  The doctor did a overnight pulse oxymetry test where they check oxygen saturation in your body.  Its supposed to be like 98-99%.  During my test, my O2 sat dropped below 88% for more than half an hour.  That could lead to a stroke.  I'm only 29.  I don't know what causes it, I just know I have it.  I have to sleep with an oxygen concentrator and breathe oxygen through a nasal cannula.  Its a tube that goes in my nose.  Its only at night though.  I hate it.  I hate having it on my face.  The oxygen concentrator is a constant reminder of my disabilities. 
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Re: Nocturnal Hypoxemia
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 03:56:05 AM »
I fell asleep one time while in the ER for chest pain, and they connected me to oxygen because mine went down to 77%.. No clue why, nor have I been diagnosed with anything.. But I'm still ok and I'm sure that you will be too :) I think anxiety plays on EVERYTHING in our bodies
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