Testosterone and sleep apnea

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Avatar m tn Hello, Changes in testosterone levels occur naturally during sleep, both in men and women. Testosterone levels rise during sleep and decrease during waking hours. Studies have shown that low testosterone levels frequently occur in men with obstructive sleep apnea. Treating obstructive sleep apnea should improve the levels of testosterone but other causes of low testosterone also need to e ruled out.
Avatar m tn t ask my doctor about it. And next visit I plan to mention my sleep apnea problem. It only happens when I sleep on my back, so I try to sleep on my side, but I have severe pain, so I toss all night long. When I am on my back I will awaken, gasping for air, fall asleep and within minutes it happens again. My wife hears me gasping a lot during the night, even when I don't notice. Thank you in advance for your advice.
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 n tn I have high blood pressure as well and take 20mg of lisinopril per day, and have sleep apnea and sleep with a CPAP machine nightly. I was re-titrated in January at 6.0 pressure. I went to my primary care Doctor in January. 2009. Calcium - 10.3 mg/dl vitamin D - 14 ng/ml B12 low I was put on vitamin B12 shots, and continue those monthly now, and also was given a weekly vitamin D prescription for 50,000 IU's per week. My Doctor next texted ionized calcium, and that came back normal.
Avatar m tn m getting 0% stage 3/4 sleep. What caused my sleep apnea, memory/ADD problem and what can I possibly do? Thanks so much!
Avatar m tn m getting 0% stage 3/4 sleep. What caused my sleep apnea, memory/ADD problem and what can I possibly do? Thanks so much!
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 37 year old fit male with no previous health issues. I do have mild obstructive sleep apnea and I'm on CPAP with beautiful numbers that indicate that it is working fine. I've filmed myself waking up frequently throughout the night for an unknown reason and looking around. Two previous ER visits for racing heartbeat, blood pressure went up as high as 173/100, cold feeling in chest during that time, "bubbly" feeling in chest/below left rib cage and lower left side.
20003388 tn?1515166040 t made a dent in my fatigue and brain fog despite my levels being optimal now. I do have sleep apnea and use a CPAP at night but my numbers there are also optimal. Caffeine, and most stimulants, make the fatigue worse. I've tried everything under the sun including natural supplements but nothing helps. I'm currently prescribed Provigil but it does little to help. I also suffer from chronic pain.
Avatar f tn Problems related to sleeping disorders or metabolic disorders can produce symptoms of sleep problems, sweating and hot or cold feeling. Sleeping disorders like obstructive sleep apnea can produce inadequate sleep, trouble breathing, sweating and headaches. In turn lack of sleep can increase irritability. Metabolic disorders like diabetes and hypothyroidism can also cause these symptoms.
Avatar m tn Losing the excess pounds may also help with the sleep apnea. One of the risk factors for sleep apnea is being overweight wherein the fat deposits around the upper airway may obstruct the breathing. Avoid alcohol and certain medications such as tranquilizers and sleeping pills which can relax the muscles in the back of the throat and may interfere with breathing. Sleep on your side or abdomen rather than on your back. And keep your nasal passages open at night.
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 m tn I was first sent to get a sleep study and came back as having moderate sleep apnea. After a month of treatment, my symptoms still hadn't improved so I went back to my primary care doc and asked him to do a work up on other things that can cause energy issues, including low t. My vitamin d was also severely low (I work in an office). Anyway. I've been reading about all the different possible causes of low testosterone and I'm just really concerned.
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 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.
1068689 tn?1325827206 I have been under the care of my doctor all this time and prescribed thyroid medicine, metformin, and use the sleep apnea machine when I sleep. I get 7 or more hours of sleep a night and is usually restful. For the past 5 years or so I have noticed my energy levels decreasing quite rapidly. My doctor has played with my meds to keep them within the appropriate ranges and this never seems to help. I otherwise have a healthy checkup when I go in.
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 m tn do you also have central sleep apnea and stop breathing at night and cannot get restful sleep?
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.