Vicodin and sleep apnea

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Avatar n tn Also have to use lotion on my legs and feet morning and evening. Have apnea and just started using a CPAP. Was told to continue Vicodin for restless leg.
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 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 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?
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.
783404 tn?1236257407 The dropping of my heart rate is while I am sleeping. Why would my heart rate drop. Could this be a form of sleep apnea or something else heart related. I am rather worried, I know that my weight had allot to do with my health problems. I am also on blood pressure meds could this effect the heart rate? I was told it would take about three weeks before the doctor would get the sleep test. What should I do in the mean time?
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.
Avatar f tn This keeps alternating and the person may not actually wake up all the time, but these repeated arousals can disturb the sleep architecture and cause fatigue, headaches and daytime sleepiness. These people are also more prone for Hypertension. Since you keep awakening your sleep cycle is likely to be disrupted and the oxygen levels are maintained because you awaken each time to take a breath. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn They are effective for mild to moderate sleep apnea and are relatively easy to use. Side effects include soreness, nausea or some damage to the position of the jaw, and teeth. You should consult a trained dental professional that specializes in sleep apnea or orthodontist to fit these devices. A regular follow-up is needed to prevent any side effects.
Avatar f tn what could be happening in my body that once I lay down and fall asleep, this happens? And again, ONLY when I take vicodin. But why SO many hours after the dose? And 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.
Avatar m tn i was diagnosed with sleep apnea after sleep studies was done and i do not snore at all but i do snort from it