How Many On Oxygen?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by greatgran, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    I have posted on the oxygen topic before but was curious as to how many are on oxygen, night or day and why?

    The doc's are still trying to find out why my oxygen levels drop at night. Had a sleep study but didn't sleep very well so the test was a false negative..The sleep specialist wants to do another sleep study with sleep meds.
    not sure yet as to when I will have this done..

    There is a doc in the area that is treating fibro pts. with oxygen and is having good results, so I have been told. I don't use my oxygen that often due to sinus problems but when I do I havn't noticed any improvement.

    Until I can get to the bottom of all this, I am going to try to use oxygen every night as directed and see how I feel..

    Thanks,
    greatgran

  2. kbak

    kbak Member

    Hi greatgran,
    I had a chance recently to use oxygen. I would use about 2 liters while I layed in bed to read just before I went to sleep. I'd do it for about half an hour. I can't tell you how much better I slept, and felt so much better upon waking in the morn.

    I'm definetly going to ask my doc to Dx that for me!

    Take Care,
    kbal
  3. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    Where your oxygen levels low as to why you used the oxygen?

    What type of oxygen did you use? I am using the nasal cannula..

    I am so glad it helped.

    Thank you,
    greatgran
  4. kbak

    kbak Member

    Hi,
    I really don't know if my oxygen is low, but it think it's immaterial. We know that our bodies are not productive in the absorbsion of the nutients, and I suspect that we could use more oxygen on a cellular level.

    I read an artical in the past that discussed this saying because of the pollution in the air, we are not getting the amount of oxygen our parents and grandparents got.

    Extra oxygen helps your muscles function better, this includes your heart. I think your going to need to solve your sinus problems to feel the effect of oxygen on your system.
    Don't give it up tho.

    I use a nasal canula. You really don't need to use a mask unless you have a more serious respritory problem. I use to have bad sinus problems, but with work I was able to conquer that. I use nasal irrigation, and collaidol silver in the irrigation.

    Good luck!
    kbak (helps to look at my typing!)
  5. Waynesrhythm

    Waynesrhythm Member

    Hi greatgran,

    I read recently it's been documented that people with CFS/FM have lower resting brain oxygen levels than “normals”. Plus, when healthy “normals” exercise, their brain oxygen levels go up. People with CFS/FM experience a further decrease in brain oxygen levels when they exert themselves.

    That could explain a lot if true!

    I just got a prescription for an oxygen concentrator and am looking forward to seeing what kind of improvements I may experience.

    Wayne

  6. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    Were you oxygen levels tested and if so what were the readings?

    I have been using oxygen at night but awake with what I think is a sinus headache but going to hang in there and use it at night..So far I can't tell that it helps with the way I feel, if anything I think I feel worse cause I don't sleep as well,not that I ever slept well.

    Please let me know how you do with the oxygen and thanks for your reply.

    greatgran
    [This Message was Edited on 04/06/2007]
  7. greatgran

    greatgran Member

    Just got a copy of my oximetry but not sure how to read it.

    My highest sp02 was 99%, lowest 85%m mean of 92.2% time below 88% was 0.2% ..Anyone know if this is good or bad..

    Thanks,
    greatgran