Snoring bad after anti seizure meds.

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   Posted 11/28/2014 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Well my wife won't sleep in the same bed as me, she says my snoring is so bad she can't sleep.

I have only started snoring since taking the purple anti seizure meds.

I have had 5 seizures in 3 months but the last month and a half I have had none since the meds.

My Back has been soo sore , only recently it's gotten better, I am really hoping not to have another one, doctors tell me I can't drive for 6 months from my last one

But getting back to the snoring, is anyone else in the same position ?

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   Posted 12/2/2014 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
No-one ? Hmmm
"Leaving on a jetplane , dont know when i will be back again....."

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once

Depression, Anxiety - what ? i need more ? ;)

15mg mirtzapine, 15mg lexapro

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   Posted 12/5/2014 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
You may have a form of sleep apnea.

Maybe you should speak to your Neurologist about sending you for a sleep study to determine what's causing your snoring.

Have any of your seizures happened during sleep? If so, this could be due to lack of oxygen to the brain while you sleep from sleep aids such as certain anti-epileptic drugs, sleeping pills, or some sort of restriction to the airway. This also causes night time seizures.

I have been dx'd with Chronic Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
After my sleep disorders test the Dr. showed me the EEG from that one night, I would stop breathing up to 50 times/hour and had 3 seizures and that I was waking up "post ictal" (moody and spaced out) tired,lethargic, (feel like crap)
I have purchased a CPAP machine (Constant Positive Air Pressure)as recommended by my Doctor, which provides constant air pressure and have noticed a vast improvement.
No more snoring (the whole family sleeps better now), more energy when I wake up, better REM sleep, improved memory (less short term memory loss), and most of all ~ NO MORE NIGHT SEIZURES.

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