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rustyshackleford

366d

I have GERD and Eosinophlic Esophagitis. I also habe always had unexplainable (as of yet) trouble sleeping. It was mentioned to me recently that sleep apnea is pretty commonly comorbid with GERD, and the possibility of me having sleep apnea is pretty high. My question is, if you are a person with both GERD/EOE/etc and sleep apnea, and you use a CPAP machine at night, how big of difference does it make for you? does it improve your quality of sleep? Does it ease symptoms of GERD etc.? Is it big enough of a difference to justify trying to get in to see a sleep specialist? For context, my town has a huge shortage of sleep specialists, so securing an appointment is difficult and a long process, so I don't necessarily want to go through the whole process if it won't make that much of a difference

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    • rustyshackleford

      318d

      @waynem you know, now that I think about it, since making this post, I have significantly cut down the soda I drink. I used to drink multiple soda per day, now I mainly drink water and only have soda maybe once or twice a month. I hadn't made the connection with my sleep patterns until just now, but I think it did help. I've never had a great diet, but now that I'm in recovery from an eating disorder and have a more blanced diet, a lot of my health issues have lessened a lot

    • waynem

      320d

      My sleep at night is at less than 2 hours a night average sometimes. I have to sit up alot to not choke on acid. I probably dive head first into whatevers ahead of me 40 times a year. Also i think i have gout

    • waynem

      320d

      I feel your pain. I have had the sleep apnea since i was a kid, but it wasn't until I was sent to prison in 2014 that i acquired GERD and it is safe to say my sleep requirement is less than normal. The Gerd I blame on the weight gain. From age 16 to 30 my body weight was 150 lbs tops. 30 to 38 was around 180. Im 46 now and im down 20 lbs to 243. I find that sugar and carbs are best left out. Its the crap we are being fed everyday that our bodies are rejecting. Drink water and leave those sodas on the shelf

      • rustyshackleford

        318d

        @waynem you know, now that I think about it, since making this post, I have significantly cut down the soda I drink. I used to drink multiple soda per day, now I mainly drink water and only have soda maybe once or twice a month. I hadn't made the connection with my sleep patterns until just now, but I think it did help. I've never had a great diet, but now that I'm in recovery from an eating disorder and have a more blanced diet, a lot of my health issues have lessened a lot

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