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Do you have a leaky gutHow would you knowA telltale sign for leaky gut is Athletes footI wish to ask do you have or suffer from itThe reason I ask is maybe this is a common denominatorJust text yes or text noAnd if you are the first to text also keep a tallyExample38 yes 0 noYour input would alter the tally39 yes 0 noSo now I will input first1 yes. 0 noSee More
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ZolliStar replied to Fred's discussion CPAP - cure worse than the disease
"I'm wondering: what prompted you to consider whether you have sleep apnea in the first place? Also, waking throughout the night isn't uncommon especially as we (*sigh*) age.  I seem to every 90 minutes or so. This pattern probably…"
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CPAP - cure worse than the disease

It's ironic that before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2000, I had no problem sleeping 8-9 hours a night. If I did wake up during the night, I had no problem falling right back to sleep, and I wasn't tired during the day.From the first night I brought home the CPAP I haven't had one decent night's sleep. Not one. I don't have any problem falling asleep, but I can't stay asleep. At first I was waking up after 4-5 hours and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Now it's more like…See More
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New mouth device on the market

I've been hearing advertising for this product over the past few days.  It's sold as something to help snoring, but as I look at the information it seems to me that it would work just as well as my mandibular advancement device (MAD).In other words, this could help some of us with sleep apnea.Read about it here.Anybody have any thoughts about this?  See More
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Feb 10, 2015
DOES ANYONE HAVE A CHRONIC COUGH THAT DOCTORS CAN'T DIAGNOSE, OR THEY SAID MAYBE IT IS CHRONIC BRONCHITIS, ASTHMA, OR SOMETHING ELSE, BUT HAVE BEEN ON MEDICINES AND THEY DIDN'T WORK? SO THEY DON'T KNOW WHY YOU COUGH. DID YOU GET DIAGNOSED HAVING THE COUGH BECAUSE YOU HAVE SLEEP APNEA? ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREAT.

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Are you on any blood pressure meds? Post nasal drip? Smoke? Work history? Allergies?

Lots of variables can cause chronic cough. I have to be careful with my blood pressure meds as certain ones give me a chronic cough. I, also, have severe allergies, post nasal drip, am around 2nd hand smoke, have asthma, etc.

I have not heard of sleep apnea causing a chronic cough, but think it would be possible that throat irritants that inflame the throat tissue and make it swell would impact sleep apnea due to that swelling. In other words the throat inflamation would worsen the sleep apnea -- but the sleep apnea was not caused by the chough.
Ask your doctor about using an inhaler for the cough. I've had chronic coughs in the past and have been prescribed inhalers after a few weeks when they didn't go away. They worked really well.
Doctors have said all of these, and I have been all kinds of medicine. I don't have high blood pressure. Thanks. I am still investigating.
Rhonda

sleepycarol said:
Are you on any blood pressure meds? Post nasal drip? Smoke? Work history? Allergies?

Lots of variables can cause chronic cough. I have to be careful with my blood pressure meds as certain ones give me a chronic cough. I, also, have severe allergies, post nasal drip, am around 2nd hand smoke, have asthma, etc.

I have not heard of sleep apnea causing a chronic cough, but think it would be possible that throat irritants that inflame the throat tissue and make it swell would impact sleep apnea due to that swelling. In other words the throat inflamation would worsen the sleep apnea -- but the sleep apnea was not caused by the chough.
I have had all kinds of inhalers, the medicines I am on help. If I didn't take meds. I would be choking all the times instead of coughing. Thanks.
Rhonda

Mike said:
Ask your doctor about using an inhaler for the cough. I've had chronic coughs in the past and have been prescribed inhalers after a few weeks when they didn't go away. They worked really well.
YESS!!! I was lucky enough to find out that my chronic cough had absolutely nothing to do with my respiratory system.

I was going in for a pre-surgery EKG, and the nurse administering the test recognized my cough as being symptomatic of GERD...Gastro-Intestinal Reflux Disease. My stomach acids were irritating my esophagus, causing the coughing.

She had worked in a GI's office, and she said there was a 'certain sound' that seperated this particular 'type' of cough from others.. I had no 'heartburn' or other stomach symptoms.

Once I started on some GERD meds, the cough went away! I'm on daily Prilosec now, but was on some other meds before (sorry, don't remember the names). GERD is most apparent while lying down, so most noticeable while 'trying' to sleep!

This may not be your problem, but it's worth checking into.

~Maggie
by the way, I know that GERD and sleep apnea often go hand in hand. i don't understand the physiology of it yet, but have heard from many about the correlation. bet other members will know what's up on this. i'll start a stand alone thread on GERD and sleep apnea.

Maggie Jay said:
YESS!!! I was lucky enough to find out that my chronic cough had absolutely nothing to do with my respiratory system.

I was going in for a pre-surgery EKG, and the nurse administering the test recognized my cough as being symptomatic of GERD...Gastro-Intestinal Reflux Disease. My stomach acids were irritating my esophagus, causing the coughing.

She had worked in a GI's office, and she said there was a 'certain sound' that seperated this particular 'type' of cough from others.. I had no 'heartburn' or other stomach symptoms.

Once I started on some GERD meds, the cough went away! I'm on daily Prilosec now, but was on some other meds before (sorry, don't remember the names). GERD is most apparent while lying down, so most noticeable while 'trying' to sleep!

This may not be your problem, but it's worth checking into.

~Maggie
I have asthma, although it's not as severe as they show it in movies. Mostly it's just a nagging cough, especially when I'm exposed to allergens like dust, mold, pets, or smoke. I have found out that asthma is aggravated by hearburn/reflux though, and so have to keep my heartburn under strict control to help too.

I have been on albuterol inhalers for emergencies (although an emergency for me is just that I'm coughing, not like I'm dying or something) and I've been on Advair for maintenace a few times. That helped me out when I was in an environment full of allergens (a dusty, moldy house full of cats).

As far as connection to my sleep apnea, none has been suggested to me, although I would say that both my asthma and my sleep apnea probably contribute to my crappy lung capacity.
I have taken Allegra for several years, and at times have to stop for a week or so as it will make me cough, and also give me back pain..was at my wits end with the muscle pain in my back, finally started reading up on my meds, and saw these were both side effects of Allegra..a few days off took care of it, also only take 1/2 tablet if I am not having allergy problems..
This has happened 3-4 times since I have been on the Allegra, but it works so well, I'm willing to accept it..
Brilliant minds think alike. But MaggieJay beat me to the punch. Silent reflux was my first thought once sinus drip had been ruled out.
my son has asthma and when i was bringing him up as a male single parent i would treat his cough this way
first i would give water for immediate relief second his medication from the doctors and third honey to make the benefits last longer
My cough is asthma. Not a "typical" symptom of asthma. The inhaler works to stop my cough. I also have GERD, which can cause coughing. My doc said that it is all related. You have OSA so you can't breathe so you strain to breathe which causes the stomach acids to be pulled up into the esophagus, then the acids get into the lungs which cause asthma. Good luck in finding out the cause of your coughing.
I was diagnosed with acid reflux, they thought that was why I was coughing, had the operation. I stopped for a few, then back to coughing.

Judy said:
Brilliant minds think alike. But MaggieJay beat me to the punch. Silent reflux was my first thought once sinus drip had been ruled out.

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