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can ativan aggravate sleep apnea

A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mara Fiorentino
35 years experience Psychiatry
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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A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Yes you can: Use CPAP and benzo. Positive airways pressure (cpap). It involves the use of a home-sleeping device that fits over the nose and applies continuous pos ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
37 years experience Psychiatry
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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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, unfortunately: you want to see a sleep medicine specialist, if you haven't already, you may need intervention, good luck
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Unknown : See your doctor in person for specific diagnosis and treatment. I'm never heard of someone eating so much tomatoes cause a problem with nicotine that ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Anyone: Anyway can have sleep apnea. Young/old, male/female, obese/underweight, healthy/multiple medical problems. There are a lot of risk factors you would ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Altman
18 years experience Psychiatry
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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