I had to go see a pulmonary doctor because of some breathing problems I have when I get around certain chemicals and such. The doctor surmized that I needed to do a sleep study he felt it would help in dx the problem. The doctor stated that it was possible I had sleep apnea because I was diabetic and also have heart disease and that this sleep apnea that he thinks I have without any tests being done is the reason I have diabetes heart disease and just recently dx with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. The test didn't go very well a couple of low bs events kind of kept me from sleeping so they suggested that I come back for another night and they would give me a sleep medication to make sure I went into a deep sleep so they could get better readings for their test. The doctor seemed very put out when I declined taking their sleep medication so they could do another sleep study even though I had informed them about the low bs events. My other doctor stated it was possible I had a type of asthma because I didn't have any other breathing problems unless I got around certain chemicals. Who would have though that something I don't have would cause the health issues I do have.
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