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  • beck0912
    I haven t written in ages, but I have a couple of questions I m hoping you can help me with. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea last June. The ENT Dr. told me
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 3 7:16 PM
      I haven't written in ages, but I have a couple of questions I'm
      hoping you can help me with.
      I was diagnosed with sleep apnea last June. The ENT Dr. told me that
      my throat collapses in my sleep when I am laying down. It doesn't
      totally collapse if I sleep sitting up. She also told me that my
      cartilage if SOFTER than most people's because of my AMC. She said
      the throat is made up of lots of cartilage. I was always under the
      impression that my cartilage was harder...
      Two questions has your Dr. ever told you if your cartilage is harder
      or softer than "normal"? AND has anyone else in this group been
      diagnosed with sleep apnea?
      Thanks for any info.
      Becky
    • David
      Hi Becky, It is interesting the things that uneducated Doctors will blame on AMC. I have seen them blame everything from a chronic sinus infection to tougher
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 4 10:17 AM
        Hi Becky, It is interesting the things that uneducated Doctors will
        blame on AMC. I have seen them blame everything from a chronic sinus
        infection to tougher toenails on AMC, then i go ask a Specialist
        that specializes in AMC(for Children) and get the straight answers
        (at least as straight as they can give for adults. As far as I know
        and most of the Doctors that I have talkedto know our cartilage isnt
        any softer, in fact its possibly thicker. Sleep apnea is not very
        uncommon at all, and isnt real difficult to treat, it does mean that
        you will be sleeping at night hooked up to a machine, it takes a
        little to get used to but once you do you forget its there and will
        actually sleep better, as your body doesnt need to wake you up every
        few minutes to breath. But dont let this doctor blame it on AMC,
        just because its convienient, it more than likely isnt caused by AMC.

        David


        --- In amc_adults@yahoogroups.com, "beck0912" <beck0912@y...> wrote:
        > I haven't written in ages, but I have a couple of questions I'm
        > hoping you can help me with.
        > I was diagnosed with sleep apnea last June. The ENT Dr. told me
        that
        > my throat collapses in my sleep when I am laying down. It doesn't
        > totally collapse if I sleep sitting up. She also told me that my
        > cartilage if SOFTER than most people's because of my AMC. She
        said
        > the throat is made up of lots of cartilage. I was always under
        the
        > impression that my cartilage was harder...
        > Two questions has your Dr. ever told you if your cartilage is
        harder
        > or softer than "normal"? AND has anyone else in this group been
        > diagnosed with sleep apnea?
        > Thanks for any info.
        > Becky
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