Suffering from excessive day time sleepiness, fatigue, and anxiety / depression with anxious breathing. Also have migraine-like headaches, eustachian tube dysfunction, nasal congestion for going on five years. Have seen docs before but diagnosis is always seasonal allergies and anxiety. A recent sleep study indicated I had mild sleep apnea and hypersomnia - my AHI was all hypopneas, no apneas, occurring in both supine and non-supine positions. An ENT then diagnosed me with septal spurs in both sides of my nose, tho I've never had any remarkable facial trauma.
Is it possible that septal spurs are the root of all these problems? And that the anxious breathing is something I could correct with behavior changes - like hyperventilation syndrome? Or could the "anxious breathing" actually be hypopnea as well, but from a more serious neurological or cardiopulmonary issue? At this point my quality of life is pretty poor; I feel hopeless, with a sense of "impending doom" and everyone except my mother thinks I'm a hypochondriac. Sidenotes: I'm a 27 yo female, high normal BMI, normal thyroid panel, immaculate bloodwork. Previous PFTs, chest X-rays, ekgs for work physicals have been normal save for one borderline EKG due to short PR interval (no follow up).