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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have pickwickian syndrome & sleep apnea. feeling sick. headaches when waking up. chest pain. dry throat. use oxygen at night. should i see a dr?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
CPAP machine.: You need a sleep study and a continuous positive air pressure (CPAP) machine. Oxygen is not enough. True Pickwickian syndrome is dangerous and you need positive pressure to over come upper airway obstruction.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Yes: Do you use CPAP or BiPAP? If not then you probably need to be checked for that. If you're already using it, the pressure may need to be adjusted. See your sleep doctor ASAP.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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