Guest wrote:I'm a soldier in the U.S. Army. I had convulsions like symptons about a year ago. I had a sleep study about 10 months ago. They lost my results. So now I'm deploying to Iraq Shortly. I also have Acid Reflux. I wake up with headaches, snore tired all the time, bad memory,Etc... After I eat I have trouble breatheing. My unit Doctor told me it is't serious. How true is it and how long to you have to sleep apnea for it to be serious, or can you wait another year to maybe fix it????
What you say is true, but this was originally posted in 2005. We were still a mostly-clueless nation about CPAP back then, eh? I wonder if they "lost" the paperwork because they needed people on the ground. In the past eight years, I'm curious how the military may or may not have changed with regards to soldiers with sleep apnea.doc904 wrote:Guest [Postby Guest » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:04 pm] wrote:I'm a soldier in the U.S. Army. I had convulsions like symptons about a year ago. ...
...there are no longer any troops in Irag...
Joe_Y wrote:Been in the army for only a year now. While I was at basic and airborne school peers consistently told me I sounded like I had sleep apnea. Once I got to Bragg for training, I got a sleep study done, it confirmed I have sever sleep apnea at an AHI rating of 39. My Height and weight status is 6'1, 190lbs.. So weight isn't the concern. I saw an ENT surgeon who wants to do a UPPP / tonsillectomy surgery along with realigning a deviated septum. Though I'm considering doing an orthognathic (jaw surgery) operation for multiple reasons..
Anyways. My contract is with the national guard, so it looks like what the army is going to do is send me home and have me remain on an active status until I have the opportunity to surgically correct this. However, depending on what surgery I get may potentially conflict with the guard keeping me on an active status because jaw surgery is very extensive while a UPPP tends to have a quick recovery process.
Has anyone ever dealt with sleep apnea being in the guard? My fall back MOS is 11b which probably won't work well having a CPAP. You think if I opt for the more extensive surgery that may be grounds for a medical discharge? Any insight is welcome and appreciated!
Jimr2010 wrote:Thanks for the response. At this point, I want out. I don't have the strength to fight or advocate for myself. If they kick me out with no benefits I won't complain. I want to stay alive for my family. I'm mentally worn out. I hate who I am, the way I look, I'm just a "lazy fat body."
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