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Prior to sleep apnea & fibromy diagnosis, I used to have "fatigue attacks." I would suddenly feel exhausted, wanted to lie down, weak. Apnea symptom?
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fatigue Attacks
"sudden fatigue attacks" may be part of feeling excessively tired, as is seen with sleep apnea.
There are many other reasons for suddenly feeling tired. Sleep apnea generally is associated with chronic fatigue, not sudden fatigue.. Often sleep apnea has many of the same symptoms as fibromyalgia. Successful treatment of sleep apnea should relieve many of these symptoms. See your doctor.

In brief: Fatigue Attacks
"sudden fatigue attacks" may be part of feeling excessively tired, as is seen with sleep apnea.
There are many other reasons for suddenly feeling tired. Sleep apnea generally is associated with chronic fatigue, not sudden fatigue.. Often sleep apnea has many of the same symptoms as fibromyalgia. Successful treatment of sleep apnea should relieve many of these symptoms. See your doctor.
Dr. Robert Knox
Dr. Robert Knox
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Dr. Yu Sun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Highly possible
You symptom are highly possible with sleep apnea, you need testing in a sleep laboratory using polysomnography.

In brief: Highly possible
You symptom are highly possible with sleep apnea, you need testing in a sleep laboratory using polysomnography.
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
In brief: ? POTS
40's female with fibromyalgia (FM) notes episodic sudden weakness, exhaustion, & fatigue necessitating lying down.
There is connection between FM & Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), which might explain such a symptom profile.

In brief: ? POTS
40's female with fibromyalgia (FM) notes episodic sudden weakness, exhaustion, & fatigue necessitating lying down.
There is connection between FM & Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), which might explain such a symptom profile.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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