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- Mar 18, 2008
So, I been snoring for a while. Actually can be loud at times. My old Doctor recommended me to a specialist for sleep study. I had one day and they told me I have sleep apnea. Next visit they want to fit me for a mask. They put it on my face and I said I couldn't sleep with it on. Well, then they came out with one that just goes around nose. I immediately took that thing off and told them I thought I was suffocating. There was no way I could sleep with anything like that around my nose. 6 months later I get a new Doctor due to change of health plans. I like this guy, he actually listens when I tell him something. I told him about sleep apnea and he suggest before I did another sleep study, to get a ear, nose and throat specialist to examine me. He examines me and told me I have a severe deviated septum, basically it is collapsed. I had this for years and not one Doctor look at it. My nose is actually crooked from it. Hard to breath at night through nose passages which leads to snoring. Anyways, I had the surgery yesterday. I was prescribed Tylenol 3 with codeine, but I felt no pain at all, just some swelling of nose. I didn't even need to take regular tylenol. So, I have these 2 splints in my nose until next Tuesday, then back to gym and hopefully less snoring. Moral of the story: It pays to find the underlying issue.