I was a human lab rat....  

Mikey_B1972 44M
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3/6/2006 6:01 pm

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3/10/2006 7:52 pm

I was a human lab rat....

Last night was my "sleep apnia" test. I paid extra to have the testing done at my place instead of at the hospital. The guy shows up around 9 pm and i was all hooked up within 20 minutes. I had like 15 wire leads stuck to me. It turns out, i am one of the worst cases this guy has ever seen. Between 10 and 4, i quit breathing 71 times and the longest session was 33 seconds. Needless to say, i have issues. He told me he would contact my doctor asap so they could get me on the breathing machine. He sat with me for over an hour this morning when taking off the leads and explained to me the dangers and the side effects of apnia..WOW was all i could say. I have known for years that i had a sleep concern, but never knew it was so serious. I am now relizing why i have drastically dropped in energy and stamina. i now know why it takes alot ot get motivated. The side effects: excessive weight gain, abnormal thirst, high blood pressure, lack of sex drive,low testosterone levels and basically just being worn the hell out..I have the appt to get the machine dialed in to my brething next week. I chatted with a few people that have the same issue, apnia, and they say that a few nights after sleeping with the machine, they felt like a old battery that just got a charge..I CAN'T WAIT. I have finally decided to put my health before my career, and here i find out that i have been setting myself up for the kill, literally...I will check back in and update the situation in a week or so.


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