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Low Respiratory Rate anyone??


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  Hi guys-

   Everytime I go to the doctor, I always have a relatively low RR for my age. Did this happen to any of you?

   The Medullary Oblongata contols Respiratory Rate and autonomic functions, so I was wondering if this is a common trend among you guys.

   Thanks for all your help!!

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3 hours ago, Knellie said:

  It is 12, but it has been flagged before by some pediatricians I have been to.

My fitbit tracks breaths per minute and in the last month it varies between 12 and 15. Of course I don't know how accurate it is but medical sleep studies showed a similar rate and my cardiologist didn't flag it. 

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Once every 10 seconds for the last two days in rest (sitting), so it's ~6/min (if I'm using a stopwatch, very subjective, age=35 in 2020). This needs to be objectified by measuring devices and for longer periods though. Sometimes breathing just stalls and have to remind myself to keep breathing. Thanks for this thread now I know it's far below normal. There also seems to be something going on with my heart, not sure what.

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On 10/31/2020 at 5:49 AM, Muon said:

Once every 10 seconds for the last two days in rest (sitting), so it's ~6/min (if I'm using a stopwatch, very subjective, age=35 in 2020). This needs to be objectified by measuring devices and for longer periods though. Sometimes breathing just stalls and have to remind myself to keep breathing. Thanks for this thread now I know it's far below normal. There also seems to be something going on with my heart, not sure what.

Have you ever had a sleep study to check for apnea? There are a number of medically validated devices for home sleep studies that give a great deal of information. My cardiologist prescribed one of these and it is read and signed by a doctor who is a sleep specialist. Since apnea is related to several medical conditions and can usually be successfully treated, it is a very helpful screening test.

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46 minutes ago, Sushi said:

Have you ever had a sleep study to check for apnea? There are a number of medically validated devices for home sleep studies that give a great deal of information. My cardiologist prescribed one of these and it is read and signed by a doctor who is a sleep specialist. Since apnea is related to several medical conditions and can usually be successfully treated, it is a very helpful screening test.

No, did not do a sleep study. I don't have problems with sleep at this moment regarding breathing (I might idk, that's what the screening is for I guess). Had problems with sleep in the past when my POTS peaked, woke up every morning exactly at 5:00 am with a focal headache but that's another story. Also woke up once with a bell's palsy (woke up with my left eye open). 

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