Sleep problems (non-restorative sleep)
Hi and welcome to the Chiari forum.
I am glad to see u know about sleep apnea, and I know how u feel...but outside of it not being sleep apnea it could also be the amount of oxygen that gets into ur blood stream.....
Have u had a sleep study or one to see if u had enuff oxygen in the bloodstream?
I did, and I do not have sleep apnea, and I have enuff oxygen in my blood stream.....but no restorative sleep!!
U would think I ran a marathon or something the fatigue I have...and with my issues that is not even a possibility....so what else can it be...low levels of vitamins and minerals getting absorbed into our bloodstream.....
I have more testing coming up on that, and the only possible mineral not tested last time was my magnesium- but, I also have GERD which having excess acids does not allow for for absorption of ne vitamin or mineral..so all should be checked.Below I mention several that we all should have tested regularly.
What Are Some Symptoms of Hypomagnesemia To Look For?
You may not have any symptoms, unless your blood test results show that your magnesium levels are significantly decreased.
Muscle weakness, confusion, and decreased reflexes with severely low blood magnesium levels. You may also notice "jerky" movements, high blood pressure, and irregular heart rhythms with severely low blood magnesium levels.
What are the symptoms?
If your vitamin B12 deficiency is mild, you may not have symptoms or you may not notice them. Some people may think they are just the result of growing older. As the anemia gets worse, you may:
Feel weak, tired, and lightheaded.
Have pale skin.
Have a sore, red tongue or bleeding gums.
Feel sick to your stomach and lose weight.
Have diarrhea or constipation.
If the level of vitamin B12 stays low for a long time, it can damage your nerve cells. If this happens, you may have:
Numbness or tingling in your fingers and toes.
A poor sense of balance.
Dementia, a loss of mental abilities.
Low Potassium Symptoms
Usually symptoms of low potassium are mild. At times the effects of low potassium can be vague. There may be more than one symptom involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, kidneys, muscles, heart, and nerves.
Weakness, tiredness, or cramping in arm or leg muscles, sometimes severe enough to cause inability to move arms or legs due to weakness (much like a paralysis)
Tingling or numbness
Nausea or vomiting
Abdominal cramping, bloating
Palpitations (feeling your heart beat irregularly)
Passing large amounts of urine or feeling very thirsty most of the time
Fainting due to low blood pressure
Abnormal psychological behavior: depression, psychosis, delirium, confusion, or hallucinations.
Symptoms of Low Vitamin D Levels
As mentioned above, low vitamin D levels in the blood can lead to certain diseases and disorders. It has been observed that symptoms of low vitamin D level may not be significant to get noticed during the early stages itself. In most cases, this condition is detected when it gets severe and reversing it at that stage may be difficult. As most of the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency mimic other health problems, it may be left undetected for a long time. The following are some of the symptoms that are associated with low vitamin D levels.
Vitamin D deficiency can exist in two forms. One is the mild form, characterized by mild symptoms like loss of appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, insomnia, vision problems, and burning sensation in the mouth and the throat.
Severe vitamin D deficiency can develop symptoms like muscle pain, fatigue, depression, low immunity, hearing loss, low calcium levels and resultant weaker bones that are susceptible to fractures.
This vitamin deficiency may lead to rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults. Kids with rickets are often found to have soft bones in the legs and the skull. Most of the affected kids have curved legs.
Children with low vitamin D levels may also develop muscle cramps, seizures and breathing problems. Emergence of milk tooth may be delayed in them. Other symptoms of low vitamin D levels in kids include irritability and depression. In some rare cases, heart problems, like cardiomyopathy may also develop.
Adults with osteomalacia develop weakness and bone pain, especially in ribs, hips, pelvis, thighs and feet. They may find it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Most of them are found to have an unsteady walking pattern. In the long run, low vitamin D levels can contribute to the development of osteoporosis in adults.
It has been observed that the most common symptom of low vitamin D levels is musculoskeletal pain, which is felt as a deep throbbing in the limbs. Another apparent symptom is dental problems, including periodontal diseases, caused by insufficient supply of calcium to the teeth.
Those who have vitamin D deficiency are also believed to have the additional risk of developing some types of cancer like breast, colon and ovarian cancer.
As the immune system can also get affected by vitamin D deficiency, there are chances of contracting a number of other diseases. With a weak immune system, the overall health can be affected. Read More At : ...