Vicodin and sleep apnea

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Avatar f tn what could be happening in my body that once I lay down and fall asleep, this happens? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> again, ONLY when I take <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>. But why SO many hours after the dose? <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it only triggers when I fall asleep. If anyone has any insight or have had a similar experience, I'd love to hear from you but in closing -- vicodin will kill me, I have received my warning more than once.
702513 tn?1228516297 In fact, one article was about a doctor that runs a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> study lab <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> how they noticed the increase in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> studies <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> patients suffering from <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> apnea. Many of these patients were on some sort of opioid pain medication (long term) for chronic pain. Here is the link to the article: My husband is going to gradually decrease the amount of methadone he takes to see if his apneas improve.
Avatar f tn I also have to take Provigil for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> anti-depressants, which weren't helping <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they started me on Zoloft which has made it worse. I need to stop the pain medicine because I think it is causing most of my problems. I realize I will have to deal with the pain - I am doing exercises and fitness in my pool that helps a lot. I want to know how to quit, what to expect, how long, etc.
Avatar n tn Worried now, cause he shows with intensity the side effects listed on websites, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he's falling asleep during eating,etc. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> also suddenly developed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span>. Somethings wrong with him - and I need to know how I can tell if it's the medicine, addiction, or neither. I found a perscrip. dated 4/3 for 20 tabs of hydro, and another dated 4/5 for 120 tablets of zydone. both bottles are now empty - and were filled by same doctor. 10 mg dosages.
Avatar m tn I recently went to a local doctor (ENT) for frontal headaches, he then sent me for an MRI <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> study. The doctor stated that headaches can be caused by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span>. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> study showed that I had significant OSA. The doctor told me about a procedure called "hyoid myotomy with suspension." He performed the hyoid myotomy on November 10, 2011. To date I am still having significant pain and swelling in my throat; as well as, part of my jaw feels numb.
Avatar n tn I am on day 15 off of soma 3-4 per day for 7 years <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> day 12 off of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> the same dose...Last few days I have had SEVERE pain and cramps in my lower front and back. Almost like gass pains but I don't think that is it. Has anyone else had these type of pains after 2 weeks of detoxing? I hope that's all it is. Any advice will be appreciated...
Avatar f tn Narcotic medications such as oxycodone are not prescribed for insomnia and very frequently cause central <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span> which will make your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> worse. Since it's also not working for your insomnia <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> you have no pain, you should stop the narcotic medications. A Harvard study in 2004 demonstrated medications are not the best treatment for insomnia, but rather Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTi) is better.
Avatar n tn But my Dad had shoulder surgery recently and the dr gave him vicodin, Percocet <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Soma for pain. My Dad has <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span>-I don't know if the dr missed it or didn't know about it, either way I told my Mom about the problems with Soma, she called the nurse-who was very relieved that she called and made them aware because that could have been very serious. Also, after my accident I had the most painful muscle spasms of my life and the dr gave me Flexeril.
632011 tn?1234350709 Hi there guys,---I'm still in the "Limbo-land" as so many are here,--but, heare's my question.----For so long now I've been having a TERRIBLE time sleeping at night despite taking vicodin and Neurontin.---I would take it approx 1-2 hrs before bedtime and then only sleep aprrox 2-3 or 4 hrs, then wake up "Bright eyed and bushy tailed"!---- So, then I'd "drop" the vicodin and Neurontin and take 4 EX-Tylenol-----No Go.
Avatar f tn He was in a car accident a couple years back and broke his neck <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had surgery on it, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was put on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> for a pain killer, but as anyone can be easy to become addicted to it even when taking the prescribed dosage and strength. He is in a cycle right now that he is struggling to decide between taking some pills and feeling good for the day, or not taking the pills and feeling the pain of his aching neck.
Avatar f tn I told them I had just seen the dentist <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> had 5 root canals done. I was put to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> given Vicoden for pain. I told the nurse I expected to fill out paperwork and would have listed the meds. As an employer at the time, I tested my employees and they would fill out paperwork stating any meds, ect. Again, I was in an agreement not to take other meds without consent, but the tooth pain was bad.
Avatar f tn I went to my heart dr today///he handles my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span>,,,he know all the meds im they r xanax,wellbutrin sr,vicodin,synthyroid,cytomel,femring.estratest.he had lab work low in vitamin d3 and magnisium so he had me go on he gave me a perscription for phentermine to lose weight.This is a cardalogist.Im thinking are all these drugs ok togethr. I want to get off the wellbutrin sr.I have been on it since 2010..and i dont think i need it anymore.
503651 tn?1223178201 While there are many sleep disorders, the 2 we hear the most about are sleep <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> periodic limb movement disorder. Some possible symptoms of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span> can be morning headaches, waking with sensation of choking or shortness of breath or fast heartbeat, snoring, daytime sleepiness.
Avatar n tn However, you should be on a medicine for your ADD, so if anything I've said throw out is for that, ignore my suggestions on that. It's your <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> RLS that have the potential of disturbing your sleep, but you've got RLS well-controlled with the Darvon and the Mirapex. So, that leaves sleep apnea. I am hoping they have you on a positive pressure oxygen mask when you sleep at night, this keeps the airway open and is very refreshing to breathe in all that air.
Avatar dr m tn Many people snore, but snoring alone gives you anywhere from 30 to 80% chance of having undiagnosed obstructive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span>. Obstructive <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span> is known to significantly increase your chances of developing hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. I don’t want to speculate on the events of Tiger’s accident or even any possible medical conditions.
Avatar f tn But not advised to take with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>. So do i deal with the pain or anxiety?! Lol. I go thru the day happy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sad both. My kids call me bi polar necause my mood changes so fast. Its the chiari. Its deff hard to cope with. But get on here and talk to all of us. We know your struggles.
Avatar n tn i been on xanax <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> methadone 5 yrs copd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> sevre <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span> on low dose of both..<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i never had a problem..even went to the er 5 times from the anxtys of taking it..they said as long as i been on these..its what can a person do..if your taking methadone and you hooked on both meds hmmm you have to take its dam if you do and DAM if you dont... word fro the wise benzos are a cns med that enhances methadone or any may reduce the breathing..
Avatar n tn Many FMS patients have been found to have other sleep disorders in addition to the alpha-EEG, such as <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> myoclonus (nighttime jerking of the arms <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> legs), <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> restless legs syndrome. A newly discovered sleep disorder, upper-airway resistance syndrome, is also being evaluated for its association with FMS.
4294865 tn?1352345997 It's only been a month or so since they discovered that I had it on my MRIs. They were originally conducting these MRIs, X-Rays, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> CAT Scans to see the extent of my TBI. I am an Infantryman in the US Army with over 9 years in service and multiple combat deployments. I have had unbearable migraines, severe pressure/pain in the upper back, and severe pressure/pain in my neck. I have also been diagnosed with severe DDJ and Kyphosis of the back.
Avatar n tn MY acupuncturist feels there is a weakness on the right side of my neck structure that is radiating up through my jaw and right ear when she inserts the the acu needles on that side the pressure ceases but the next week if the temp drops i get the fullness back in my ear also if my wife does an ear candling session on me I can be pain free for a week at the beginning my GP put me on penicillin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> in fact he gave me enought <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> for three weeks that was a horror show cause I wan't
Avatar f tn This combination will cause respiratory depression, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span>, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> respiratory arrest. It's a leading cause of drug overdose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> death. Look up some Journals of Emergency Medicine and search the topic. There's much documented on the subject.
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Avatar n tn After two months, I went back to the doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> told him the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span> was not working <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he wrote me a script for 90 Lortab x 4 refills. Six weeks later I return to the doctor and told him again that this medication was not working and he then wrote me another script for 120 Percosets x 2 refills. My point is that a doctor can certainly play a role in addiction. He/She has the responsibility to question and/or inform the patient of possible addiction from persisten use of narcotics.
Avatar n tn Now 25 the last couple of years many things have gone down hill. I don't <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> due to neck, back, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> ear pain, I take ambion in order to get some kind of sleep but still manage to wake up in the middle of the night in pain. I am taking zoloft for anxiety and depression, I get the shakes, dizziness, and vertigo on a regular basis, all of this occurred well before I started taking my medication. As of right now I realize that I don't have a ear ache there is just something WRONG.
Avatar f tn My first neurologist prescribed Cymbalta 60mg daily, Rozerem <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Fioricet. The rozerem does not help at all with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span>. I need to take 2 Fioricet's to make any headaches go away but I find that taking two will make me extremely tired. As far as the Cymbalta, I don't feel any different mentally but I'm not sure what I'm supposed to feel. I do work in a stressful job and for the past year have had many additional stressors.
Avatar n tn I guess I've had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span> for awhile. Now I use my mask at night <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I do <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> much better, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> wake up feeling more awake and less groggy. My cardiologist has told me that sleep apnea is deadly and can cause the a-fib. It really stresses the heart. But even after using it for about 4 months now, I still get the PVC's/PAC's, but not the a-fib, which was SCARY. I'm praying that doesn't happen again. Since then, I've gained weight. I'm afraid to exercise.
Avatar n tn 15am when I left and then it continued almost all day until my head started to hurt and my vision got blurry then after that i woke up about every hour during the night and could not <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span>. Before I left they could not find a place that would do the blood test <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the nurse told me they would continue to see me and do the injections but would not prescribe anything. I then called them back to schedule my next vist and she told me they found a place that would do it.
Avatar m tn Anyway I did get some <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>. I stopped taking my Sub <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> started with the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>vicodin</span>. I was taking one 2mg tab a day. I took the vicodin for about 5 days and it didn't even start to work until about the 3rd day. I guess it was because the Sub was so strong. Anyway I started getting sick...I think I took too much. My problem isn't vicodin made me sick and didn't even time I'll just stick with the pain!
Avatar n tn just had a pulminary function test which showed mild obstructive ventilatory defect- did not improve with bronchodilator- my throat is so irritated and I feel like it's a cycle- now my doctor is trying 10 days of prednisone, hopefully will knock it out of me- I'm seeing an allergist in 2 weeks- I have mild <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>apnea</span>- coughing worse if I lay on my back to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>sleep</span>- I feel phlemn in back of my throat- could this be asthma or allergies- hopefully nothing serious- any comments would be appreciated.