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Have you all been checked out by a sleep specialist? Sleep apnea even mild can cause all the symptoms diagnosed as CFS.

If you have sleep apnea and are being treated for CFS you will not get better. Also a sleep specialicist is very familiar with chronic fatigue which is a side effect of sleep deprivation.

Sleep disorders can be hidden and lurking and then something as simple as pregnancy, allergies, gaining five pounds.. tips the scale. I am not saying that CFS does not exhisit.. I thought I was living with it for 31 years.. I was actually born with and living with severe sleep apnea, like my parents and brother. Sleep disorders are teh most under diagnosed disorders out there.. because unless you specialize in sleep disorders, as another MD specialty your experience may be limited to a 15 minute seminar.

There are 80 sleep disorders out there and they can be and are oft times treated without drugs. Drugs in the case of sleep apnea and certain other sleep disorders will actually make matters worse and cause other extreme side effects like sleep walking and active sleep states.

In particular sleep apnea can be leathal, forcing yourself to stay asleep when your body has to wake up to restart your breathing cycle is one of the worst things you can do. Sleep apnea and many other disrupting sleep disorders are linked to acid reflux diseases, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, ADD and ADHD behavior in children and select adults, chronic respiratory diseases, high blood pressure, heart complications, high choleseteral, insomnia, and much more..

If you haven't seen a sleep MD and are getting no where with you other MD's, go see one it can not hurt you and may save you.

Sleep apnea is genetically dominant and can be passed on 80% chance of transition and amplification from parent to child. Sleep apnea is also the most under diagnosed disease in children under the age of 8 and tightly linked to SIDS. My son 4, has severe sleep apnea just like me.. and my parents and brother.. and grandfathers.

Now we are a happy CPAP family sleeping 6-10 hours (depends on family member) a night on our CPAP's.. no medicines necessary.. waking rested and getting healthier day by day. If I have another child I will have them tested at the age of 6 months.

NOTE: CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHT SHOULD NOT SNORE, [B]it is not cute and not natural[/B] it is a sign of obstructive sleep apnea.
1) IF THEY SNORE, GASP FOR BREATHE, WAKE UP MORE THAN ONCE A NIGHT.
2) SLEEP WALK AND OR TALK
3) GRIND THEIR TEETH
4) FIGHT SLEEP AND NAPS (CHRONIC INSOMNIA).. [B]
YOU ARE MOST LIKELY LOOKING AT OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA. [/B]

IT EFFECTS GROWTH, ABILITY TO LEARN AND PAY ATTENTION, MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH, AND BEHAVIORAL CONTROL.

[B]PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THESE SIGNS...[/B] A simple outpatient ENT tonsilectomy and adnoidectomy can solve this in most cases.

This is just a thought for you to consider. Best of luck on finding your solutions.
MG





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