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Jan 08, 2010 - 2 comments







sleep study



Yesterday, the doc gave me the results of my sleep study. She said I had moderate to severe snoring which disturbed my sleep. I told her I highly doubt that was a norm. When I told my husband what she said, he laughed. He stays up for at least 2 hours after I go to bed, and he's in the room with me the whole time. He would know, for sure, if i snored.
Anyways, she said that I also had low REM cycles, and interruptions in my EKG. I asked if I have signs of sleep apnea, and she said no... to which I responded, that was the only thing I cared about, I don't put any stock in the rest of their results. For goodness sakes, I was forced to sleep on my back, which I never do... I was hooked up to a ton of wires, and I was awaken many times in the night to readjust a node. Nothing about that night accurately depicted my typical sleeping habits or environment.
She also granted me another MRI, this one of my neck. I requested it so I can put out of my mind the worries that I may have Syringomyelia. I'd rather know for sure than wait and it come up later down the road that I should have been tested. I love my neurologist, but knowing that he is not a Chiari's expert, I know that I can be proactive and be an active participant in my health care, myself. Which is why I had the MRI ordered :)

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by Alex265, Jan 08, 2010
Good for you, we really have to self advocate.
When I first saw a neurologist his opinion was that all my symptoms were coincidental and that I was born with the chiari and one didn't have anything to do with the other, he had a reason/idea for all my symptoms. Thank God I decided to seek a second opinion, having surgery in two and a half weeks, if I had let it go who knows how much longer I'd be suffering, as it is I've reached the end of my rope.

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by selmaS, Jan 08, 2010
Just a quick thought...u can develop a syrinx in ur thoracic or lumbar spine as well...although they r more comon in the cervical spine.

A MRI of the complete spine is best as u rule out a syrinx and tethered cord and ne Disk issues.

U r lucky to have a PCP that is assisting u to get a better look at ur spine.

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