I was not formally diagnosed with ME but carefully followed the information on Health Rising because ME seemed to explain the group of my symptoms. I recently underwent a sleep study and the sleep doctor sold to me a product called "Provent" which is a treatment for sleep apnea (for those who cannot sleep with a CPAP and others.)
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- Doctor recommends:
- Provent sleep apnea therapy
In only a few days of using these "nostril Band-aids with valves" all of my symptoms disappeared. If others on Health Rising find this is a "miracle cure" perhaps Health Rising could advocate that Provent be made available to ME/CFS or Fibromyalgia suffers without having to undergo an expensive overnight sleep study first.
That is, I believe Provent should be utilized for DIAGNOSING sleep apnea since my perhaps 15 years of suffering from brain fog, mold sensitivity, daytime sleepiness and exhaustion disappeared after ONLY a few nights of use. Memories of childhood began resurfacing, short-term memory improved significantly and head pressure sensation disappeared.
Since the "cure" I have studied the health effects of untreated sleep apnea (especially Scientific American magazine) and recent research has found that three pounds per year of "brain toxins" are removed by the glymphatic system while asleep.
From the article "if the glymphatic system cleared beta-amyloid during sleep at a higher rate than when awake, perhaps the poor sleeping patterns of patients with neurodegenerative disorders might contribute to a worsening of the disease." ("Brain Drain" by Maiken Nedergaard and Steven A. Goldman in Scientific American Volume 314, Number 3, March 2016 issue.)