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Sleep apnea
Hello, I'm on epilepsy medication and from past few months I experienced shortness of breath and my pulse sometimes goes beyond 100. A few times in the past few days I have woken up with a jerk or choking like feeling. I recently visited a pulmonologist for this problem. The doctor examined me and said it could be OSA, or sleep apnea. My X Ray was normal and doctor said I dont have wheezing as well. I freaked out after reading about sleep apnea because I'm only 31 years old and about average weight. I need clarification. Thanks
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Why sleep apnea if you are normal weight and only shortness of breath .. sleep apnea usually have over weight and scoring in history.. shortness of breath needs a pulmonary function test for lungs evaluation and a cardiologist assessment for cardiac health check up
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