Breathing trouble.

By KG66 Latest Reply 2012-09-04 11:32:20 -0500
Started 2012-08-12 00:34:00 -0500

Hey everyone,

This is a little serious for me… I've always had slight breathing problems at night but not like this. Within the last couple of weeks I notice at night I stop breathing and I am forced to wake up sit up and take a few deep breaths. My boyfriend slept beside me the one night and said he couldn't sleep because I would stop breathing, he had to wake me the one time. It's really scaring me cause it's happening during the day once in a while as well. There is also some back pain higher up. Could this all be because of stress? Or should I be concerned? Please let me know what you think.

8 replies

KG66 2012-09-04 11:32:20 -0500 Report

Hey everyone so just thought I'd update. I went to the Doctors and found out that I could be starting with Asthma. She gave me an inhaler and so far it's helping! :)

KG66 2012-08-12 20:05:42 -0500 Report

It's been happening during the day once in a while as well though… I get winded so fast, I'm not overweight or anything… I have a doctors appointment soon

runthe 2012-08-12 17:36:02 -0500 Report

I had the same problem a couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and now I have to sleep with a cpap machine. You need to talk with your doctor soon about this problem…

jayabee52 2012-08-12 02:43:04 -0500 Report

yes, KG I believe you should be concerned. I would follow Caroltoo's suggestion and talk to your Dr sooner than later.

However I got tested at home by a box which measured my O2 levels, breathing rate and Blood Pressure, (I believe) and they were able to determine the severity of my Apnea (mild to moderate) So you might want to ask Dr if that is available to you through him/her.

On the basis of my Dx I chose not to be treated with a C-pap machine. But that was about 4 yrs and 65 lbs ago. I understand the apnea is triggered by a narrowed airway due to being heavy. So I may wish to take it again to see if my loss of weight has affected my apnea at all.

I pray you get tested sooner than later.

James Baker

Caroltoo 2012-08-12 00:55:42 -0500 Report

If you haven't, I'd talk with my doctor this coming week. Many diabetics have sleep apnia. It can have serious complications, if you don't treat it, so do check it out. He'll possibly want to do a sleep study to determine the cause. They are a little inconvenient (you sleep in a lab for one night) but it could tell you what the cause is. Then you can take steps to deal with it.

KG66 2012-08-12 23:06:23 -0500 Report

This is for everyone, lol I had a sleep apnia test done about 2 years ago and everything was perfect! It's not only when I sleep though :/