My name is Babs and I'm from the lupus and MS forums. Teri told me that some of you have sleep apnea and use CPAP machines.
I go to a doc on the 9th for a consult for a sleep study. My other doctors think I have either sleep apnea or some other type of sleep problem. Here's some background on me first.
I was having what I thought or could be seizures from the end of jan. to june. I would pass out and hit the floor and couldn't remember anything when that happened. Sometimes I would be aware of my surroundings and just couldnt walk and hit the floor or I would stumble around like a drunk and run into everything. I was on seizure meds during this time. I went to UAB for a week to the seizure clinic the end of July and didn't have one episode, but the first two days I was there I slept all the time. After that, I was fine.
I went into the hospital last month nearby for 3 nights for bad swelling and pain in my feet, ankles and lower legs that has been ongoing since just before the seizures or whatever they were started. My heartrate is also abnormal. I have alot of skipped beats and a rapid HR. My rheumy wanted to have my heart and kidneys checked out for the swelling and irregular beats, but everything looked fine.
The second night while in the hospital. I was sitting up in bed eating some popcorn, watching tv and the next thing I knew the nurse was trying to wake me up. I have never done anything like that before. It took her a few minutes to wake me up and when I finally got awake enough, I noticed I had popcorn in my mouth!! That kind of scared me to know that I either passed out or fell asleep with food in my mouth.
I was told not to drive and keep my appt with the sleep study doc and sent home the next day.
My question is: Do any of these symptoms sound familiar to anyone and what could be going on? Does this sound like sleep apnea to anyone here?
Sorry this was so long. Tks in advance for your help. Take care and have a safe and happy holiday!!