a/p and sleep apnea?

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shell67
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   Posted 12/13/2006 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I wonder if there is a connection between the two, my doc thinks i have sleep apnea, but of course i didnt ask if the two were linked, i always remember questions after i leave confused  ! Does anyone suffer from this? Its a scarey thought, but my kids tell me at times its scarey cause i dont breath right......thats all i need. Any input about sleep apnea would be appreciated.
shell 
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seechell
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   Posted 12/13/2006 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Shell-

I have sleep apnea. Now whether it's connected to my A/P and depression I don't know. However, I do know that it is connected to my weight. I weigh about 50lbs more than I should and could stand to lose 70lbs to be even better. The more you weigh has a direct effect on how well you breathe during the day too. It's hard on your body. So, I'm not doing myself any favors. I also had a deviated septum that was repaired in 2005 I think and that has made a difference too. I now breathe better because of the surgery.

I know I really didn't answer your question. But if you feel that there is a problem, see you PCP and have him direct you to people who do sleep studies. I had to spend a total of three nights (not consecutively) at a sleep clinic attached to wires, tubes and the mask over my face. Now that I have the machine, I love it. I notice a huge difference when I sleep without it. I'm more fatigued, have less energy and am just down right tired without it.

I would do this sooner than later because it is a SERIOUS problem. Not to add more panic/anxiety for you or to scare you but people can die from sleep apnea. It literally means "no breath" "no air", you actually stop breathing for a time. Please, please get checked.


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shell67
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   Posted 12/13/2006 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
hi seechell, i know its serious, and he wants me to do the overnight study, but i dunno......how scarey is that? the only place close that does the clinic is a college nearby.....do they really think you are gonna fall asleep and sleep normally in these things? lol I cant sleep good anywhere but my own house and bed (or couch hehe) thank you for the info ;) my father had this, i remember how scarey it was to listen to him....eeek
shell
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seechell
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   Posted 12/13/2006 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Shell-

I really slept better than I thought I would. The place I went had double wide beds, you could bring whatever you wanted from home, blankets, pillows, jammies, anything familiar. It was kinda weird being hooked up to everything but it wasn't a bad experience. They expect you to only sleep 5-6 hrs anyway. By then they usually have all the info they need for that particular test. Then they have you go back another time to see what settings you need to be on and adjust things.

It wasn't as bad as it sounds, even with my A/P, I survived.

Good Luck!


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  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, prozac, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, (relpax, phenergan, esgic plus, xanax, PRN for migraine)
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006
 
 


Howlyncat
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   Posted 12/14/2006 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I know ppl that have done this too n it prolly is in your best interest
Chelle has more info as she herself did it
Thanks hun for your input
I dont have all the answers and gald that when someone does they share and give support

I would really do it sis ya need to know what is going on ........
luvs to ya's
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harry4
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   Posted 12/14/2006 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   

anxiety and sleep apnea are 2 different things but I have both, I did my sleep studies with a big dose of valium which I didnt tell them about and got enough sleep, they only need a few hourI now use a CPAP machine and have much more energy but its not an anxiety cure

 I would do the study, but an alternative sometimes is they lend you the equipment and its done at your home

there is much undiagnosed sleep apnea, there are several types, most involve heavy loud snoring, sometimes there are pauses with no breathing but not always

the main complaint is exhaustion or cronic fatigue, its often misdiagnosed as depression

videocameras that work in low light are useful, get someone to tape you when its bad, you can show docs the tape as evidence


recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional


Sad & Angry
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   Posted 12/14/2006 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I have sleep apnia and panic attacks too. I too don't know if there is a connection in this. I know the times when I had panic attacks.

shell67
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   Posted 12/15/2006 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Thank you for all the info...i appreciate it very much. I will have to do it at some point then :(
" Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now, in this instant of time. From this moment onward you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."
Eileen Caddy

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