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Post by billy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:41 am

Hi All, I'm new to this forum and I'm a desert storm vet. I have sleep apnea and had heard that there is a high rate of sleep apnea in desert storm vets. I'm trying to find if there is a direct link. I haven't as of yet tried any veterans organizations, and I've mentioned sleep apnea to the VA but they didn't seem concerned. The VA told me that if I wanted to still be covered by tricare I needed to file for disability, I didn't file for disability so they put me in primary care with copayments. What I trying to find is if there is a higher rate of sleep apnea in desert storm vets has there been a link established? By the was I was down wind of Karmasia when we blew it up and was exposed to sarin and cyclosarin. Thanks, Jimmy
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Post by SaucyWench » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:20 pm

There were some helpful links on the homepage of this site, and there are also some links throughout this forum to other sites as well. Give me a bit, and I'll see if i can consolidate them here for you.
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Post by SaucyWench » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:39 am

This was on the homepage of desert-storm.com, I found it interesting:

http://www.desert-storm.com/GWI/
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Post by SaucyWench » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:42 am

Here is a link rodney shared:

http://www.gulfwarvets.com/
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Post by SaucyWench » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:44 am

DangerForward121 wrote:This was on the homepage of desert-storm.com, I found it interesting:

http://www.desert-storm.com/GWI/
"Interesting"..... mmmm. If you read on, you see a "testimonial" from a wife who swears her fibromyalgia and her cat's UTI were caused by her husband's exposure.

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Post by bilbo37 » Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:52 am

Now there may be something to that.. There were people in my family that were healthy until they came into contact with clothing and such from my time in the desert..

It may sound far fetched, but I think that there may be some truth to it. I don't know if I would go as far as saying the cats problem was a result, but do you remember the scare when troops came home? People were freaked out that we may have brought some thing home with us..

I remember not wanting to do a lot of things when I got back. Interacting with people was, and still is, one of them.
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Post by duncan » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:12 pm

i have suffered severe sleep apnea for years
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Post by rodneyw71 » Sat Jan 20, 2007 8:46 pm

I don't know if I am remembering this right, but do you remember when we got back from the desert, we couldn't give blood for some reason. :?:
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:16 pm

I couldnt give blood for like 2 years afterward and then was allowed and did give blood for like 8 years afterwards. Now they have that whole mad-cow scare thing going on and I havent been able to give for the last 3 years or so.
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Post by AnsbachBarton » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:41 pm

Yeah, I remember that I couldn't give blood for a while, even those from Europe couldn't give.
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Post by Redmaxx » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:46 pm

We couldn't give blood because of the blood parasites. I still can't give blood because I lived in Germany in the 90's. Pissed off cow sickness and all.

I know, I know mad cow, pissed off cow. It is all the same.
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Post by ODS/SCOUT » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:26 am

Doc did a bunch of test on me and tells me I have it. He wanted to put me on some kind of breathing thing when I go to sleep. I told him no thanks and didn't go back.
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Post by AnsbachBarton » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:28 am

Yep, those who lived in Germany for 3 yrs or more if I remember.

Well, I lived in Germany for that amount of time.
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Post by rodneyw71 » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:27 am

I was stationed in the UK. for 2 years, maybe that was it, but I thought we couldn't give blood after DS either.
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:00 am

I think the requirement is "have you lived outside the US for more than 6 months since 1980".
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