Recommend a sleep study
Hi, thank you for using Healthcare Magic.
To diagnose any type of sleep apnea
, it is best to have a complete sleep study. This test will identify how low your oxygen level is going while you are asleep. You could be having episodes you are not aware of during deeper sleep, which the test would also identify. The studies you had for your heart should identify congestive heart failure
. It can also be identified on exam, and it sounds like you have been seen several times and no one has diagnosed it, so I do not think this is your problem. It is true that sleep apnea can eventually result in heart failure and other problems, but this is only after many years of severe untreated apnea. Again, it is important to make this diagnosis by a sleep study. Anxiety and stress are real conditions that can also cause the symptoms you are having, and would not show up on any tests you had. Anxiety in particular can cause hyperventilation
, which results in many frightening symptoms such as shortness of breath
sensations, muscle cramps
, and dizziness
, among others. Talk to your doctor about getting a sleep study and don't worry about heart failure. You would have a lot more obvious symptoms if you had it and abnormalities would have shown up on your tests and examinations.
Hope this answers your query. If you have further questions, I would be happy to answer them.