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sleep apnea and body hurts?
Tara43613 posted:
My doctor just called today to let me know I have sleep apnea and to order my machine she wants me on. I feel like I have something that falls in the back of my throat when I sleep and then I can't breath so I'm constantly waking up or snoring so loud. I have also noticed that my nody hurts, not my joints but my muscles, they all ache and hurt and I get this funny heart beat where it feels like my heart skips a beat and then tries like hell to catch up. I'm not sure if I should call my dr or wait till i get the machine to see if this will go away, if it's related to me not sleeping? not sure just wish I would feel better tired of being tired, tired of hurting, tired of being cranky and not having enough energy to do anything with my kids, just tired.....

Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Tara,

Sleep deprivation can create all sorts of problems for us, including a heightened perception of pain. So it's possible that getting the apnea under control will help that.

Let us know how it goes and be patient with it all. It can take some trial and error to get it all sorted out to best serve you but it's well worth it.

Did you tell your doctor at the time of your sleep study that you experience all these things? Most of your symptoms are part of the sleep apnea (check out that link for a list). I hope you get the machine soon.

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