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Severe Asthma & Sleep Apnoea

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Hi I’ve been on xolair for 5yrs now, asthma have been off all oral steroids for 2 weeks now. My respiratory nurse sent me for sleep test because

See my dog and Apple Watch kept waking me up at night. I thought it was my asthma. My consultant said I was desaturating 30 times an hour and now need to lose weight and go on CPAP. Does this mean I know longer have asthma? Do I continue to use the Airsonnet LASER? Does anyone else have asthma and sleep apnoea and have you got better?

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OlaJoiner profile image

I suffer from asthma as well as sleep apnea. My asthma was diagnosed before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I've been using my machine religiously since my pulmonologist identified my sleep apnea on my first visit and agreed that I needed therapy. It has, in my opinion, aided me in dealing with both problems.

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gillbee in reply to OlaJoiner

Thank you, your answers given me hope. I felt quite defeated after leaving my consultants office yesterday, I thought it was just one more bad thing after another in a downward spiral. How are you shown that it can improve both things so thank you again. 😊

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RhiAngMaiDen in reply to OlaJoiner

Hello, I have asthma and also Sleep Apnea. I stop breathing 57 times an hour. On top of this I still occasionally have night asthma attacks. I have now been on CPAP for over a year. Sometimes I can sleep through the night with the mask on and other times I take it off in my sleep. Overall I definitely think it has improved my health but I still drop off to sleep in the evening watching television.

I hope this helps and good luck with it all. X

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My sister has sleep apnea and the CPAP machine has transformed her daytime health. Keep taking your asthma meds. Once the CPAP improves your daytime symptoms then you could have an asthma review with your specialist in order to review your meds and would only adjust the dose under medical advice and supervision.

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gillbee in reply to Poobah

Thank you, great advice. Glad your sister has a better quality of life 😊

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