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Avatar n tn I hae heard that there is a correlation between sleep apnea diagnosis and ADHD diagnosis. I was told that the symptoms look similar and unless you rule out sleep apnea i dont thiki its fair to the child to diagnos as ADHD. you should consult a specialist not just pediatrician.
Avatar f tn Essentially (to me) he is showing many classic ADHD and sleep apnea symptoms. The fortunate thing is that these can be treated by a good doctor who specializes in these areas. I am a bit more concerned with your statement that he,"he is not attenative to much of anything and does not care to help out with anything." That sounds like depression might be setting in. According to the book, "The ADD/ ADHD Answer book," by Susan Ashley, that can be pretty common.
Avatar m tn m pretty sure that I had this ADHD thing all along and that the ritalin was controlling the ADHD symptoms as well as the former sleep problem. Is this possible? I tried all of the new adult ADHD meds (like modafinil) and they didn't help at all, but the ritalin did 100%. I'm afraid to go to a doctor ith this mess of a story; it seems like I'm nuts.
Avatar f tn My 6 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD. Then we found out he had sleep apnea due to enlarged tonsils. They took his tonsils and adnoids out and unfortunetly he still has ADHD and has to have medications. So just to let others know this may not be a cure for your young one and there ADHD.
Avatar m tn By the way, I have seen several studies that show that sleep apnea can produce ADHD like symptoms. In fact, there have been several posters on here that have had sleep apnea, been treated and their daytime behaviors definitely changed. Has anybody ever commented about you snoring or breathing loud at night? "Regardless of type, an individual with sleep apnea is rarely aware of having difficulty breathing, even upon awakening.
Avatar f tn if a patient with seizures has sleep apnea, the sleep apnea can worsen the seizures, but sleep apnea itself does not specifically cause seizures. The most common cause of obstructive sleep apnea in children include enlarged tonsills/adenoids. Other causes of sleep apnea include neurologic problems (which lead to central sleep apnea). Obesity can also play a role. Diagnosis is with a sleep study (a polysomnogram, PSG). Treatment may include tonsil or adenoid removal, CPAP, or other measures.
Avatar n tn t seem to fit with either asperger syndrome or adhd. Sleep apnea runs in our family. My father in law and my husband's brother both have it and use machines. Can you shed some light on this?
Avatar m tn In many kids who are diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, having their tonsils and adenoids removed can greatly reduce the symptoms. The reasoning behind this is that they have enlarged tonsils/adenoids that cause sleep apnea. Whether they realize it or not, they are waking up very briefly many times a night and thus are not getting well rested. The following day, they are tired but know they need to stay awake or, in young children, they just really want to stay awake.
Avatar n tn As long as she is eating a balanced diet vitamins are not necessary, and in any case they would make no difference in what you are describing. It can be true that sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, can interfere with sustained attention and the symptoms can certainly look very much like Inattentive-type ADHD. The only way to know for sure about apnea is to have a sleep study.
Avatar n tn Yes, she should definitely be evaluated. Some children with sleep apnea display symptoms which are very much those of ADHD. If it were not for her snoring, I wouldn't recommend you investigate that possibility. However, it could be that she needs to have her adenoids removed. As usual with such revelations, many people are jumping on board the sleep apnea bandwagon, if you will, when the symptoms don't warrant it. However, in your daughter's instance it makes sense.
Avatar n tn So it appears that very severe sleep apnea was the cause of my fatigue and eventual depression. Everyone else out there with chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia symptoms and/or depression should go to a sleep clinic. Hit me back if you found out you have sleep apnea as well, Cpap at night is a lifesaver!!!
Avatar dr m tn Please join me on Tuesday, January 25th at 8 PM Eastern when I will interview Dr. Mack Jones, neurologist, sleep physician, and author of the book, Deadly Sleep: Is Your Sleep Killing You? about some of the major neurologic complications of obstructive sleep apnea. In this fascinating and provocative discussion, Dr.
Avatar dr m tn One thing that’s for certain, many children with ADHD, even if they don’t officially have sleep apnea, will have major sleep breathing or sleep hygiene issues. This situation is similar to patients who don’t have obstructive sleep apnea but have upper airway resistance syndrome, where they still stop breathing multiple times during the night. During the initial evaluation process, one of the first things to always consider is the possibility of a sleep-breathing problem.
Avatar n tn Hi, I picked up the results of my sleep study to take to a neurologist that I will be seeing in 2 wks. When I went in for my sleep study I was having severe symptoms of narcolepsy. During my sleep study it took me an hour to fall asleep and it didn't even feel like I slept at all and then it was time to go. So I don't think my sleep was normal for me that night. I got the results of my study and they are rather surprising to me.
Avatar f tn a few episodes of hypopnea, mild apnea with mild desaturations; however, she was able to sleep with a 95% sleep efficiency....her lowest oxygen desaturation was 93%." Because of ongoing fatigue and increasing anxiety, her doctor ordered a cardiac ECHO which showed "normal left ventricular systolic function and size. Mild tricuspid regurgitation. Mild pulmonary areterial hypertension.
727481 tn?1231203771 Many of your symptoms overlap with hypothyroidism and obstructive sleep apnea. Practically speaking, you have to address both conditions independently. Good luck.
572651 tn?1530999357 Thanks for the heads up. It's important to note that not all children with ADHD have sleep apnea. But sleep apnea is so common that it's important to at least consider it in any child with behavioral or bedwetting issues.
Avatar n tn It sounds a bit like sleep apnea to me. I'm not a doctor, but this is a common condition and can happen to children. You could always ask for a sleep oximetry test, which is done at home. A device is attached to their finger and measures the amount of oxygen in their blood. If the person has sleep apnea, then there will be multiple times during the night where they will stop breathing and a drop in the oxygen levels will be noted. The body on it's own will restart the breathing.