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I am 6'1" and weigh 320

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Last May, I started getting some symptoms that really worried me.Muscle twitching all over my body,light headed,blurred vision,sharp pains in the top left side of my head and mild headaches.But all the symptoms are an on and off kind of thing.I started getting doctors help, but my Doctor was sure that It was because of Sleep Apnea.I also started getting a ringing in my left ear that would last for minutes at a time, but would happen on and off.I was sent to get a sleep study done and it was discovered that I had both Obstructive and Central Sleep Apnea. Both because I am as the doctor told me "morbidly obese",I am 6'1" and weigh 320. As soon as I heard that I had sleep apnea I was oddly happy, simply because in my mind that meant that all my symptoms were probably from the Sleep Apnea just like my doctor had said. So, I figured after a few weeks of sleeping with my CPAP machine, all the symptoms would go away.But, now here I am a month later and all my symptoms are still here.


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replied November 27th, 2010
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Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

Consult the sleep specialist again. Maybe some adjustment is needed in CPAP machine. I would suggest you also get the blood levels of the following checked if they have not already been checked: potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, vitamin B complex, or vitamins B1, B3, or B6 and Vitamin D.

Generally deficiencies of any of the above can cause muscle twitching and spasms in localized or generalized areas of the body. Get your kidney function, parathyroid gland function and adrenal function tests done because these affect the electrolyte balance in the body. Stress, alcohol, caffeine and fatigue all cause similar symptoms. Hence if you take alcohol or coffee then cut this down.

Also consult an ENT specialist to rule out ear related causes of ringing in the ear. Please consult your PCP and discuss this. Hope this helps. Take care!



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