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terrible sleep apnea, anemia
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terrible sleep apnea, anemia
I have terrible sleep apnea which causes severe exhaustion and cognitive fog making it impossible to work and study mathematical proofs.  I think it's the central apneas more than obstructive.  the ENT says my airway is open and ok.  I just developed the disease with asthma after working in Indonesia.  I keep showing mild hemolysis and was anemic as a child.  I can't exhale after taking amycin for 6 weeks.  
is there a cure?  I'm going to try Diamox now with my asv machine and oxygen 5 liters/minute
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Your attribution of exhaustion and “cognitive fog” to severe, sub-optimally treated sleep apnea is probably correct.  Characterization of your apnea as obstructive and/or central and optimum therapy of it must be the first order of business.

The second must be a specific diagnosis of your hemolytic anemia, as it may be associated with a diminished oxygen carrying capacity that would be potentiated by apnea of any sort.

Amycin is a tetracycline and would not be expected to improve your exhalation, this problem likely to be asthma.

Good luck
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I really don't know what happened to my lungs and immune system in Indonesia that caused such bad OSA/CSA exhalation problems.  maybe the pollution, so I started taking a lot of NAC and liver supplements and it helped the fog
but maybe years of allergy shots and xolair is my last hope
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David Hahn in Wisconsin thinks that azithromycin modulates the immune system but after 6 weeks on it I had a terrible 6 week infection and can't exhale with resistance now
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