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i have sleep apnea and use my cpap but I am still tired

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sleep Apnea: I can say i had a family member who had sleep apnea. His weight was the main cause of the problem and he had the gastric sleeve and lost about 200 lb ... Read More
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
A few rule out tests: I would suggest keeping a sleep diary of how much sleep you get for 2 weeks, repeating the sleep study with your CPAP on then performing a mwt (mainte ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
32 years experience Bariatrics
See below: please see your pulmonologist it could be something as simple as readjusting your pressure support on your machine. The other consideration is Pristiq ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Other causes: There are other causes for your symptoms. Ask your sleep doctor for advice.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience Sleep Medicine
Other causes: Alpha wave intrusions have not been shown to be a problem by themselves, and do not need treatment. Assuming the CPAP is set correctly, controls the a ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Stimulants: In most cases of sleep apnea, CPAP treatment does not completely eliminate sleepiness. Stimulants can be used if symptoms remain a problem. Other issu ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wesley Dennis
26 years experience Neurology
Provigil use: A sleep medicine specialist can prescribe Provigil or similar stimulants. They are indicated for narcolepsy or other disorders associated with excess ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
The : The mask can be adjusted or changed. Ask your doctor if you need an oral appliance which may help you. If those don't work, see your doctor and let ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gene Tekmyster
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fatigue: Daytime sleepiness and fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea. It is usually the presenting sign that leads to further testing. Add ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sleep apnea: You ask a tough question. It seems you are not responding well to CPAP and are not sleeping all that well. I would start by going back soon to the pul ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
26 years experience Family Medicine
Good idea...: Nuvigil is medication helping to stay awake in extreme situations as " sleep shift work disorder, narcolepsy, OSA- sleep apnea..travel across time zo ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Yes: Sleep apnea is a debilitating condition, because you just don't get enough rest. So, even when you use a c-pap machine, it does not mean all of your s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mask fit/sleep study: The CPAP/NIV device may cause noise, the mask may not fit properly and this can lead to disrupted sleep. Avoid caffeine and drinking fluids two hours ... Read More

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