Androgel and sleep apnea

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Avatar n tn i felt much better for a few weeks but then i began to feel terrible. It appears to have exacerbated my sleep apnea terribly, and moods are up and down. I have been slowly trying to wean from it but I wonder if i will ever get back to producing T normally. Weaning seems to be really tough, i've been very tired, a lot of back pain, and other symptoms. Is there anything I can do to help these symptoms?
Avatar m tn Sometimes Alt, Ast become higher than normal because of the medication you are taking. In your case, it could be "prednisone". After you stop it, it will be normal again. It's not hepatitis. If you want to know whether you have Hep B, check Hbsag and Hbsab Hope it helps.
Avatar m tn One thing that can happen during testosterone therapy are breathing problems while you sleep or sleep apnea. I think it normally happens when on for awhile but since you mention fatigue and being tired, this came to mind. In the off chance that is the case, you'd want to know about it. I would talk to your doctor about this most definitely. I do think the therapy works for a lot of men but I would talk to your doctor about what you are experiencing.
Avatar m tn The Androgel bottle says it's supposed to be kept at 77 degree's. The room I keep my Androgel in a roo thats about50 degree's . Could this be affecting the Androgel? It doesny seem to be working for me. Started on 4 pumps and worked at first then it didnt. Now on 6 pumps and I felt a difference but now that has declined. Jusy wondering if the room temp could be harming this drug and maybe why it doesnt seem to be working for me. Thanks in advance, Sutallee.
Avatar m tn Yes, it is possible to have sleep apnea and still have vivid dreams. Some people's apnea is worse in different positions such as on their back, so there could be more dreaming when side sleeping, etc. Also, remembering your dreams could be a sign you were awakened during them, which apnea can do as it is often worse during REM. I've read (don't know for fact) that while our dreams seem like long scenes there really just seconds long.
Avatar f tn Yes, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea earlier this year. They were surprised. They said I did not have the "throat" of a sleep apnea person, I'm thin, non-smoker, no drugs, don't snore, don't sleep with my mouth open etc. They thought it was just narcolepsy but did the 2 sleep studies and said sleep apnea in addition. I have no obstructive, no central, no hypopnea's but had quite a bit RERA's (respiratory effected related arousals).
Avatar n tn I have asthma and sleep apnea i would like to know if the asthma cause the sleep apnea and how.
Avatar f tn I once heard there may be a link to between sleep apnea and alzheimers. Is there any information supporting this or just a rumor.
Avatar n tn He seemed to zero in on sleep disturbances and gave me a script for Trazodone to try. It helps me sleep but just makes me too foggy/groggy the next day. At this point I may have to get an opinion from the endo.
Avatar f tn t know if removing your thyroid would help sleep apnea, and I doubt any MD would remove your thyroid to cure sleep apnea because there are OTHER conditions that can cause it. Getting my TSH in the normal range definitely helped my case. Do you have thyroid condition?
Avatar f tn t sleep at night till 3 a.m.. We think I have sleep apnea I did have a test to check for it but we do not know the reslults yet. I do wake up in the mornings with blue around my mouth. Does this sound like sleep apnea to you? Do you have any idea of anything I could do to help me sleep at night so I don't have to do deal with the pain when I am supposed to be sleeping?
Avatar f tn Snoring does often accompany sleep apnea, but just because you snore does not mean you have sleep apnea and vice versa. Minor sleep apnea is responsive to self-help remedies such as losing weight, eliminating the use of alcohol, tobacco, and sedatives; sleeping on your side, and regularizing your sleep hours. It would be best to see a sleep specialist for proper management and to ease your worries. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn m not sure about the seeing things, but your heart rate being up could be linked to why you feel scared. And it could possibly be sleep apnea. Waking up frequently may also be a sign of sleep apnea, though one does not have to do this in order to have it. A reason you may be waking up could be because your brain is realizing that you are not getting enough oxygen, and this causes you to wake up. Your heart rate being up could also be due to lack of oxygen.
Avatar f tn I started using Androgel because of depression, hair loss, shaving every 3 days (which is good!), atrophying of all muscles and my bone density dropped. I started Androgel 1.62% and everything improved greatly Good luck and do this only with doctors approval.
Avatar f tn Hi Doctor, Thank you for your response. I had my consultation with the sleep apnea specialist and have a sleep study in the next 1 - 2 months. He thinks if I had apnea it is most likely mild and not severe. I don't have the typical sleep apnea characteristics with the exception that my jaw is very retracted and tongue restricted and my throat is very restricted. This he thinks would contribute to some apnea and that the sleep study should be able to determine some answers.
Avatar f tn Thanks for responding. Yes I had sleep study done and I had mild Sleep Apnea. However the machine is not helping me at all.
Avatar m tn I have sleep apnea and was tested at a sleep center. I use a c-pap machine and it controls the apnea. I am still very sleepy during the day and have hyper-somnia (excessive daytime sleepyness) So while the apnea is under control, I still suffer. The sleep center doctors handle all of this for me, not my regular doctor, Do you go to a sleep center? I have Chiari 11mm but the NS never says anthing about the coralation. It sounds like you need a new doctor or a second opinion.
Avatar m tn I have a question. Craig had a sleep study done and it showed sleep apnea and lack of REM sleep. He has been waking up soaked in sweat for several weeks, and he is always up two or three times each night. Do any of you know if sleep apnea is more common in MS? Do you think it may be related to the muscles in the throat and diaphragm getting weak and losing tone? Or maybe it is a central problem?
Avatar m tn My question is, shortly after I began Testosterone Replacement Therapy and am using Androgel daily. Is this an issue that I should be concerned with in regards to the CSCR? Or is it really corticosteriods that are a problem? This a concern to me since I have noticed a significant improvment in my overall general well being since using Androgel.
529159 tn?1224991026 Hi everyone. Has anyone heard of a connection between having Fibro and sleep apnea? I know we Fibro folks suffer from sleep disturbances but this is the first time I've had a doctor apply the apnea to Fibro. Out of much frustration over my extreme fatigue, my rheumatologist referred me to a pulmonary specialist to do a sleep study. He said something I found interesting and had never heard before.
Avatar m tn I was just curious if anyone has dealt with heart irregularities that may have been connected to their having sleep apnea? There seems to be some indication in sleep research that apnea could generate heart problems, but I've never actually run into someone that did have such issues.
694895 tn?1263662430 The only thing I can recommend is contacting the company that makes the Androgel and ask if they can give it to you at a reduced rate since you have no insurance. Your Dr may have to fill out a little bit of paper work for the company. Take care.
Avatar f tn Well, hold off on the expensive scans and heart tests until you get the second sleep experiment with a positive airway pressure mask. You see, the connection between "psychosis" and sleep apnea is probably from the lack of sleep that sleep apnea causes. When you don't get enough solid sleep, you can have all sorts of oddball mental impressions of things that seem out of place.