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  1. plumbago

    Diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Thanks for the enthusiasm for magnesium and D3. I guess in my case ya gotta dance with the one that brung ya. Meaning, I was hoping to talk about sleep apnea. But most who responded (or, more) touted the wonders of D3 and magnesium. And...
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    Diagnosed with sleep apnea

    The Psychology Today article you quote says exactly the opposite of that, if I am reading it correctly: Vitamin D. Vitamin D may increase the amount of magnesium the body absorbs. This is more likely when taking high doses of Vitamin...
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    Diagnosed with sleep apnea

    "What I am trying to point out is that there is no known reason for sleep apnea." Are we sure about that? There are some well-established risk factors, such as overweight. And according to the Mayo Clinic, the following are also...
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    Diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Thanks. You mentioned you were morbidly obese. Did your D levels improve before the weight loss? Is that how you know it was the D that did it? I ask because it’s often difficult to figure things out when two or more factors are changed a...
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    Diagnosed with sleep apnea

    Thanks you two. Those look like some good links, Kitty. Do you have sleep apnea? I get my D levels taken yearly. Last year it was way up (for me) in the upper 70s, this year a bit lower in the 40s or 50s if I recall. I am trying to...
  6. Hi Everyone, I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea. Not mild sleep apnea, mind you, but severe sleep apnea. I was floored, stunned, dismayed, shocked, resistant, the whole kit n caboodle. I just couldn't get over it. But whatever...
  7. After reading, I think it's for a Netflix program that will be aired in 2019, and they don't know the dx yet. I don't think it's made up. You can always use a secondary "throw away" email address, as opposed to your primary one.
  8. What Is Causing This Woman’s Life-Threatening Anemia? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/01/magazine/netflix-diagnosis-series-sherry.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage
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    Yes. B12 deficiency is the reason your red blood cells are enlarged (macrocytic anemia). "High iron" can occur in liver disease and probably with other things, too, such as a type of thalassemia. I am no expert on either one, and I...
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    Helping a friend

    First of all, that is very thoughtful of you! Can you ask her what her preference is? Myself, I am using cookware that I had pre-celiac days. I have made sure to clean it well, and often, and am pretty sure I'm ok. I'm not sure about a slow...
  11. A blender is man and woman's best friend. When leaving town for a few days and you still have veggies left, blend them. Even broccoli, yes broccoli. Cucumbers, carrots, cauliflower - greens, leafy greens, brassicas, all of our very very...
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    Amy’s Frozen Meals

    I like Evol.
  13. Again, apologies for the earlier comment of mine. I really should not speculate (but I probably will!), however, one thing stood out to me in your original post was that you are trying, it seems, two things at once: B vitamins, probiotics...
  14. Apologies! It was from someone else, not you. I am so sorry. Plumbago
  15. I would be more inclined to help if you could reconcile your post from 7 years ago in which you stated you had been having facial swelling for one year. Plumbago