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Sleep Study Reassurance? Treatment Options?

Sleep Study Reassurance? Treatment Options?

I'm being sent for one, new doc while my regular one - who wasn't helping anymore just pat on the head try mindfulness, prescribes whatever I asked for and get out of my office - he believes that the reason my antidepressants aren't working well enough and possibly other symptoms, could be related to sleep problems. I guess to sleep apnea.

I'm nervous about the study. I'm told it's easy and painless, so it isn't that. I am positive they are going to give me heck about… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Did the sleep study as well. Was nervous but it was all good. Turns out that because of my fibromyalgia I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. The night of my study showed zero REM sleep. Sure explained why I was always so tired and feeling weak.
Don't be so hard on yourself about being in a relationship. My ex couldn't handle it either. Kicked her out ten years ago for cheating on me through a 20 year marriage. I waited until the kids were old enough to understand. It took some time but I found someone who understands what I'm going through but is still willing to marry me.
Oh, by the way, if you're willing to try medical cannabis one with a high THC percentage helps you sleep through the night. During the day use a high CBD percentage so you don't get a buzz but ease the pain.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Twice in my life I have had sleep studies and been on cpap machines. The first time I quit on my own because I thought I didn't need it. This past year I had another sleep study and was put back on cpap. The second time around the machine is quieter and you have many choices for a mask, one that only goes on your nostrils. I am able to sleep through the night most of the time, even not having the need to go to the bathroom. I never told them I had two small dogs that sleep with us. I just make sure my dogs go outside for their needs at bedtime. I can now sleep for 7 to 7.5 hours each night instead of waking up at 2 a.m. and not being able to go back to sleep. I don't always wake up feeling rested because of pain. I take Trazadone to be able to fall asleep. Unfortunately I have not lost weight. I would say that being on the cpap machine has helped me. I had the study done in a sleep study clinic overnight. Even though I was being observed through the night, the only time they woke me was in the morning at the end of the study.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Sleep deprivation. wrecks havoc on our fatigued bodies, our weight, our complexion, our daily work and living, our relationships, personal and professional,endeavors, our attitudes, and positivity.

Once you take your CPAP machine home, you’ll quickly enjoy the Real Benefits!
Easy to use, easy to travel with, and EASY to Enjoy!!!

There are several Stages of Sleep. You will truly Appreciate knowing that you will no longer have restless nights and weary days.

You’ll feel and look better. You’ll have energy. You'll
lose weight. Your concentration and patience will improve markedly.

Good Sleeping!
LET

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I did the sleep study found out I had 40 episodes a night so I'm classified as having severe sleep apnea. I have the CPAP with the full face mask. Yes it's not the greatest and most attractive thing to sleep with. But who cares as long as I stay at .5 episodes a night I'll learn to live with it.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

AzPerson...... while it’s true that those who are diagnosed with sleep apnea are at a higher risk after surgery...... it’s not necessarily a heart attack as much as it is respiratory arrest. The anesthesia drugs suppress the respiratory drive and if you don’t breathe, your heart can suffer. So, it’s recommended to use your cpap machine while the medication is wearing off. Can take up to 24 hours. Plus, those patients who take pain meds at home after surgery must be aware that pain meds suppress the drive to breathe. Thus apnea will worsen.
Just a note..... anti-anxiety meds also decrease the drive to breathe. So apnea will worsen if you take those at night.

posted over 2 years ago
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