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Can ativan aggravate sleep apnea

A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Sleep Apnea: The most effective treatment for sleep apnea is cpap/autopap. Benzodiazepines ;#40;ativan, klonopin, valium, xanax;#41; although effective are not ind... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Neither: Neither Ativan nor Klonopin (clonazepam) is fda indicated as sleep medication, although these calm anxiety and can assist sleep through this pathway. ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Insomnia: And apnea are classified in the category of dyssomnias. These are sleep disorders associated with excessive sleepiness as a result of difficulty initi... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Prior to sedative: You do not indicate whether you have C-PAP device or instead a dental splint, but you should use one or other to control the Sleep Apnea, which could ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Depends on med: Some anti anxiety medications especially the benzodiazepines are also muscle relaxants and depending on their dose, may depress the respiratory cente... Read More
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
Sure: The sedatives taken for the anxiety can worsen the sleep apnea. S. A. Itself can cause anxiety and depression.
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Sleep Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: In general narcotics or any sedating medications (benzos for anxiety) will worsen sleep apnea as it suppresses breathing. Anxiety in general may cau... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Yes, unfortunately: you want to see a sleep medicine specialist, if you haven't already, you may need intervention, good luck
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Chicken & Egg: Yes, PTSD can aggravate the apena and vice versa. Please stay close to your doc for the apnea and consider seeing a clinical psychologist who special... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
If study result does not meet the criteria for the diagnosis of sleep apnea, other finding less likely has significant deleterious effect.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Orofacial Pain 13 years experience
Gasping for air: Sleep apnea is defined as complete (apnea) or partial obstruction (hypopnia) of the airway during sleep. Typical signs and symptoms are snoring, wake... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
Psychiatry 21 years experience
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops (apnea) during sleep usually as a result of a temporary obstruction such as a narrowing and closin... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 44 years experience
YES....,: Causes can be: enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids, allergies, sinus disease, nasal blockage, obesity, etc. Check with the pediatrician, might need sleep... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
Dentistry 43 years experience
Ask questions: Look at all your options. There are many different types of CPAP masks for example and many patients are much happier with nasal pillow type masks in... Read More
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