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Weakness in legs and numbness in face
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Weakness in legs and numbness in face

I am a 36 yo male with obstructive sleep apnea (AHI=14).  I have tried BIPAP and could not tolerate.  I am now using a TAP and trying to find the right sitting on the dental appliance.  My main problem is that I have had fatigue, weakness in my legs and a recurring numb patch (no paralysis or loss of control).  I have seen my PCP and he does not believe it is a TIA or stroke related.  He believes it may have something to do with a nerve.  

Could this be related to my sleep apnea?

Any ideas?
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There's no obvious documented connection, but people with mild sleep apnea are found to have various neurologic issues. You may not be having a classic stroke, but sleep apnea is a major risk factor for stroke, including TIAs and lacunar infarcts. Practically speaking, you should treat the two conditions separately. If treating the sleep apnea helps your leg problems, even better.
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