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meowese
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   Posted 9/29/2008 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm going in for my sleep study tonight at 8:30pm. I had a terrible migraine yesterday and slept from 5am to noon today... so I'm SO NERVOUS I'm not going to be able to fall asleep. I never fall asleep at such an early hour anyway! I hope I don't ruin the study. I also hope I can relax with sticky things attached to me...

*relax*

I will post here again to update on how it goes. EEEE!
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Percocet and Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), calcium and magnesium supplements, vitamin D once weekly. I follow a low fiber, low residue diet.


RedDiane
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
They never made me go to bed that early. It takes a long while to get the electrodes attached to your head. They did tell me to go to sleep at 11 p.m. I probably would have stayed up an hour later. I took ambien to make sure I slept. Do you have some? Don't worry. It is not that hard, doesn't hurt a bit, and they may be able to help you a lot. Good luck. Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea


meowese
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   Posted 9/29/2008 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have any Ambien. Will they give me something to sleep if I can't fall asleep?
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Percocet and Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), calcium and magnesium supplements, vitamin D once weekly. I follow a low fiber, low residue diet.


meowese
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   Posted 9/30/2008 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I just got home from my sleep study. I had to end it an hour and fifteen minutes early because I got a terrible migraine and all the wires attached to me (especially the nose tubes) were starting to irritate me so that I could not fall back asleep. I slept from about 11pm until 4am, waking up about three times and having difficulty falling back asleep because of the wires distracting me (I'd normally pass right back out). I hope I gave them enough to work with... Anyone know if I messed up the test? Happy tuesday!
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Cymbalta, Xysal, Yaz, Percocet and Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), calcium and magnesium supplements, vitamin D once weekly. I follow a low fiber, low residue diet.


CathyA
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   Posted 9/30/2008 5:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi meowese,
I think 5 hours is enough to see if you have apnea, REM sleep, etc. That's about all I got too.
Sorry about your migraines. May I ask how old you are? Mine got really bad during perimenopause, but have finally subsided. What meds are you on?
They let me take xanax for my last sleep study, since I always totally wake up when I'm nervous. Keep us posted on your results. I'm using a cpap and it has helped with the fatigue alot.

Meggie
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   Posted 9/30/2008 7:37 AM (GMT -7)   

So sorry you got a migraine.  I'm not sure how anyone can have a successful night with all those things hooked up to you.  My husband had one, he had a hard time and he can sleep anywhere.  I think they need to find some way to do these studies in your own home where you are more likely to have a normal nights rest.  I'm sure the 5 hours were enough for you though.  Try and relax it's over wink .

Meggie


QTKaren
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   Posted 9/30/2008 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
CathyA her meds are all listed on the bottom of her post. Alot of us list our meds there hope that helped.
Karen
 
Mom of one gramma to 4 lover to One
 
Fibromyalgia,IBS,Stroke x2,endometriosis,Diabetes type 2,neuropathic pain,nerve damage due to tailbone removel,nerve damage due to fractured back,deppresion,high blood pressure,severe nausea,atrophy,chronic pain,nerve damage due to botched bladder surgery,torn hip joint,hypoglycymic
 
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meowese
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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey CathyA, I'm 24 yrs old. I have very frequent and severe migraines, sometimes daily. As of right now, Cymbalta is the only medication I'm taking specifically for migraines. The idea is that it'll help with FM and migraines. I just started it! *crosses fingers*

I also had an EMG done today, totally normal! It hurt more than I thought it would... Bzzzzzz.
Crohn's (diagnosed in 2006 and currently in remission), severe migraines, Seborrheic Derm., Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (1994), chronic pain, ulcers/GERD and possibly Fibromyalgia? Medications: Nexium, Pentasa, Cymbalta, Xysal, Yaz, Percocet and Vicodin as needed, Flintstone Vitamins (my favorite part!), calcium and magnesium supplements, vitamin D once weekly. I follow a low fiber, low residue diet.


jev
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   Posted 9/30/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meowese! So sorry to hear about that migrane and irritation. Even though they were disruptive to your test, I think you had enough time on the monitor to determine apnea events if they occurred. I had what they called a "split" study.....meaning the first half of the night I slept wired-up but with no aid from a cpap machine. They woke me at about 2:00 a.m. and put a cpap mask on me for the rest of the night. The way this study was set up, I was ONLY to be awakened at 2:00 IF I had any apnea events, the mask was to be put on, and the rest of the study conducted WITH the mask on. The first few hours without the mask, they monitored 59 apnea events per hour....1 virtually every minute! After the mask was put on, they only detected 1 total minor event the rest of the night! That result freaked both me and the doctor out to say the least! I'm now a "masked man" every night! (LOL)

Gentlest of hugs,
John
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Dx'd June 2008 with Fibromyalgia & CFS  possibly caused by chronic Epstein-Barr virus (many years of ongoing symptoms.....recently worsening)......also, previously dx'd sleep apnea, high blood pressure, hypothyroid, low testosterone, high cholesterol, heart arrythmia & headaches (all types)
 
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Waterbaby
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   Posted 10/10/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I haven't had a sleep study yet, because I know I will not be able to sleep. I asked if I could take a sleep aid, such as Ambien, before the test. I was told that you are not supposed to take a sleep aid because it will mess up the test results.

Hope
bulging discs in neck & thoracic region, low back pain, arthritis in lumbar region, diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, anxiety,
meds: enjuvia, pristiq, actos, amaryl, lyrica, hyzaar, elavil
 
 
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solar powered
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   Posted 10/11/2008 6:21 AM (GMT -7)   
If you are already on a prescribed sleep medication, you should be able to take it and all of your regular drugs such as pain meds at the sleep study. I'm having a follow-up study done this week and they told me again to bring and take all my meds as prescribed. Maybe that's just the way they do it here. Lisa

soxx
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   Posted 10/11/2008 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a sleep study done about 4 years ago. The staff was very nice to work with and made me feel very comfortable. There are certinaly a lot of wires that they hook up to you. There is no pain at all. just abit hard to move around with all the wires attached. It took me a quite a while to fall asleep but finally I did. They let me have the tv on as long as I wanted. At about 3:00am they put the cpap mask on me and boy did I sleep better after that. They told me I stoped breathing 101 times durning the night. I couldn't beleieve that. I was a very loud snorer. Very restless in bed. Now using the cpap machine I don't snore and sleep in a much deeper sleep than I use to. I feel much better in the morning now. I feel like I had a good night sleep. I wake up feeling good and not so draged out and tired. I used to feel more tired when I woke up than when I went to bed. It takes a little to get used to wearing the mask but I'm so used to it that if I woudn't have it I would feel funny without it. Now it's just a natural thing. I don't want to go back to the way I use to sleep. I have a humidifer on my cpap machine and would have problems with out it. My nose would get so dry and start to bleed without it. This way it keep my nose moist and not dry.
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