Has anyone else out there been diagnosed with central apnea and/or had an episode of hemopytitis (sudden onset of coughing up blood). I had 2 episodes of hemopytitis. Both times it came after sitting in front of a computer which made me look up. Within minutes of standing up, I felt a sudden burst of fluid in my throat and when I coughed I realized it was blood. The first episode lasted 8 days. The second lasted 5 to 6 days. Both times, it was the first hour that was the worst. After that it was just small amounts of blood. I had a CAT Scan with dye of the chest done and there is no cancer or tumors or anything else that would explain it. Ever since I have switched to a laptop, I have not had the problem. With complex osteophytes at every level of my cervical spine and severe stenosis, I am wondering if there isn't a connection. After seeing a pulmunary specialists, I was diagnosed with central and obstruction apnea. The central is severe. The obstructional is mild with the exception of the second sleep study where I spent the first few hours trying to keep my head straight. That gave me a higher obstructional reading. Has anyone else have these problems. I really believe that they are connected to my neck.