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Should Someone With Sleep Apnea Take Hydrocodone
Sleep apnea has two causes. It may be 'central' or 'obstructive'. Central apnea occurs as a disorder in the way the brain controls breathing. Obstructive sleep apnea is much more common and involves an anatomical blockage of the airway. Usually, the tongue blocks the airway, preventing the passage of air between the a sleep study is needed to diagnose particular ...Read more
Imovane is a central nervous system depressant prescribed as a sleep aid medication (. Because imovane can worsen symptoms of respiratory disorders, people with sleep apnea, emphysema, asthma or bronchitis may not be able to safely take imovane.
Never take any sleep aid without the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
If someone has 'hypoxemia' and is receiving oxygen, why would they need to be tested for sleep apnea? Wouldn't the oxygen take care of the apnea?
Consult ent: You need to contact your ENT or primary care physician. ...Read more
FATIGUE WITH OSA: Provigil/ nuvigil/adderal/Ritalin/Starttera. Start a gluten free diet WEIGHT LOSS IS CRITICAL. Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. If CPAP or BIPAP is poorly tolerated seek ENT CONSULT for UPP/ vs Hyoid suspension. Limit use of sedatives/hypnotics like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) /ambien/lunesta/rozerem. D/W your doctor all options if RLS is present neurontin/Topamax may help. ...Read more
Can't sleep more than3-4 hours. Have sleep apnea and use machine nightly. Ca't take unison etc. Makes me to drowsy in the am. Two months now.
(CPAP) is considered to be the treatment of
choice for sleep apnea. Mad (mandibular advanced devise) is oral appliance and a viable alternative with growing use, particularly in patients with mild/moderate sleep apnea. Combination CPAP and mad could be the answer in your case.
Rec. See an orofacial pain doctor specializing in dental sleep medicine. ...Read more
Have sleep apnea, can't wear cpac, awake 4 hrs a day sleep rest, gave adipex no results. What can I do or take to help me.
If a child's sleep apnea caused developmental delays, the problem was solved with a t&a, how long would it take for them to catch up?
Hard to say: To the extent that a child is unrested, lack of attention may cause them to fall behind their peer group in many areas of development. Improvement in their sleep quality may allow for catch-up progress over time, but this is hard to predict. If the child had other ongoing issues, or the sleep apnea was bad enough to produce some impairment, a return to normal may be difficult. ...Read more
How long does it take for sleep apnea to cause hypertension? I am a 24 y old and I have hypertension. Should I have a sleep study for sleep apnea?
Maybe: Do you have other signs or symptoms such as snoring, grinding your teeth, day time sleepiness, morning headaches, overweight, greater than a 15" neck, diabetes, lack of concentration, memory problems? If yes, then you should talk to your doctor. Sleep apnea is the #1 cause of hypertension. ...Read more
Removing my tonsils for sleep apnea: will I have a lot of pain and how long will it take to recover?
8-9/10 pain: Tonsillectomy is a painful surgery : (sorry... I tell my patients that they will drop about 15 pounds from not wanting to eat... That can be :) or : (depending on the circumstance. If you need your tonsils out... You need your tonsils out... No point in sugar coating the truth. ...Read more
My fiance sleeps a lot! Had sleep test, no sleep apnea. Takes anti depresent meds and iron pills for animia. What could b the problem?
How long does it take for lpr to cause sleep apnea? Is it common? I'm skinny if that matters. I think surgery would be a good idea b4 this happens
Hard to understand how you are "skinny" but want to consider surgery. What is your height and weight?
Based on those details you MUST see your doctor as soon as possible.
Please let me know if I have missed something, and I would appreciate letting me know what your doctor has said. ...Read more
I have sleep apnea but do use a CPAP machine. I was just wondering if it would be ok to take ZMA before bed?
11yr old daughter has mild sleep apnea, tonsils are pretty small. They want to take anoids and tonsils out, is this necessary?
Air is necessary: What is necessry is that your daughter get sufficient air flow during sleep. If she has sleep apnea at age 11, she will likely have much bigger problems as an adult. Tonsils and adenoids are a good place to start, and I am sure that your md would not have recommended it without benefit. Proper sleep and airflow is very important for growth and development. ...Read more
I have polymyalgic rumintica, sleep apnea, and have had mono and now take predezone. I have extreme tiredness. What can I do?
CPAP, medicines: You have several reasons to have fatigue and daytime sleepiness, but the most treatable is your sleep apnea. You should wear your CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for at least 6 hours every night without fail. See your sleep doctor if the mask needs adjustment or if you are still sleepy, some medications can help. Longer term, weight loss will help tremendously. ...Read more
Is it ok to take flonase indefinitely (as in for the rest of one's life)? I was prescribed flonase due to allergies exacerbating sleep apnea.
Usually: Indefinitely is a long time. But generally, as long as it is used as directed with cpap it is ok. There are certainly cautions for anyone who overuses it or has a bleeding or immune system disorder. ...Read more
It's hard to say.: Inadequate sleep prevents the body from healing itself which leads to inflammation in the body. Inflammation is key cause of many health problems like asthma, hypertension, arthritis, and auto-immune disorders, have an obvious inflammatory component. Treating sleep apnea helps to lower systemic inflammation, which might prevent or help remedy some serious health problems. ...Read more
Sleep apnea, can't wear cpat, awake 4hrs a day, no energy, given adipex no results, fatigue. Is there anything I can do or take, ?
If CPAP is not tolerated, alternatives could be:
1. Oral devices
2. Surgical options
consult you dentist or ent. ...Read more
If you have sleep apnea is ativan or klonopin (clonazepam) a better choice for sleep. Right now I take klonopin (clonazepam)....Thoughts on trazadone for sleep..
And apnea are classified in the category of dyssomnias. These are sleep disorders associated with excessive sleepiness as a result of difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Treatment for apnea is cpap.
Ativan and Klonopin (clonazepam) are the same group (benzos) and equally effective for short term treatment for insomnia.
Trazodone is often used for sleep, but can not be effective without depression. ...Read more
My doc perscribed Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg XR to help me sleep. I am currently being investigated for having "obstructive sleep apnea". Is it safe to take the Xanax (alprazolam)?
I have sleep apnea but is it ok to take sleeping tablets if I have a breathing machine that helps me breathe in the night?
See below: Talk to your pulmonologist...They will advise you on what drug could be a benefit. ...Read more
This is the cessation of breathing for 10 seconds or more. Most apnea is obstructive being caused by collapse or obstruction of the airway leading to lack of air flow. However, it can be a central process, where the respiratory center of the brain fails to signal the respiratory respiratory system to initiate a breath. Lastly, some apnea is mixed central ...Read more
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more
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