Do you eat bread that contains gluten or anything else in your diet that may cause inflammation? Do you suffer from type 2 hypothyroidism which can also cause inflammation? Could you switch to more of a fruit/vegetables diet and drop some weight?
I've never heard of those things causing Central Sleep apnea, however, for the record, my thyroid tests are normal, as is my ejection fraction, pacer working fine, have been a vegetarian for years and lost 30 lbs. 3 years ago-enough to cure my pre-diabetic state.
I do have persistent "jerking"=RLS and PLMD at night. Medication has been of little benefit.
I too have RLS and PLMD. That could have something to do with your continued daytime symptoms. I have recently been using a TENS Unit and doing pretty good with it, however I've read that a pacemaker might be affected by a TENS so that may not be an option for you. Have you already tested your ferritin level and tried taking supplements like magnesium? Warm foot soaks before bedtime help some. Any chance you are on a med that could be causing or aggravating your RLS/PLMD?
Still having a very high AHI is a sleep buster too, so between the two, no wonder you are fatigued. There's some people who have dealt with having central sleep apnea for quite some time that frequent the cpaptalk forum. I'm not very knowledgeable about it, just from what I've read know that it can be a challenge to get the treatment optimized. Does your machine quickly respond and resolve your events? Hopefully your doctors are still working with you to make things the best possible.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.