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My daughter is in agony after an internal op for haemorrhoids.She had it done privately and has been given no pain relief as she has sleep apnea.Help?

My daughter is in agony after an internal op for haemorrhoids.She had it done privately and has been given no pain relief as she has sleep apnea.Help?

She saw a surgeon?: As I have said before, hemorrhoid surgery is extremely painful. When you say she had it done privately, does that mean she did not see a surgeon? It's hard to believe a surgeon would not prescribe narcotics after the surgery. Your best bet is to call the physician who did the surgery or her primary doc. The pain lasts several weeks and there is no relief other than narcotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Melder
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Apnea (Definition)

Apnea is a symptom in which a person stops breathing for a period of time (about 10-20 seconds) and then starts breathing again. Babies can get apnea from some types of infections. Adults can have sleep apnea, often related to loud snoring and some ...Read more


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Always tired even when I get enough sleep.tried pills to help wake up and don't work. It's getting worse, did sleep study nd don't have sleep apnea.

Always tired even when I get enough sleep.tried pills to help wake up and don't work. It's getting worse, did sleep study nd don't have sleep apnea.

If physical: reasons for chronic fatigue are eliminated (eg anemia, metabolic diseases, infection) a diagnosis of DEPRESSION should be considered!! (In these cases tri-cyclic anti-depressants treat the insomnia and the depression simultaneously!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I just took 2 pills of Ambien (zolpidem) to overcome my insomnia. I also have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. How safe is this dosage 20 mg.

I just took 2 pills of Ambien (zolpidem) to overcome my insomnia.  I also have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. How safe is this dosage 20 mg.

Unsafe: your history and oversose on ambien (zolpidem) are both bad for sleep tablets used with a pt with OSA. seek medical attention as it suggests on the label as well as a better discussion of your med history and med issues with your past and future ambien (zolpidem) prescribers ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) for sleeping pill, knowing theat you were diagnose with sleep apnea? Would it have a side effect?

Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) for  sleeping  pill, knowing theat you were diagnose with sleep apnea? Would it have a side effect?

Apnea still there: A major concern is still death. If you have an obstruction while you sleep that can prevent quality or deep sleep, the risk of dying still exists, and may be worse. By taking ambien, (zolpidem) you are forcing sleep and may prevent you from waking up from the obstruction. You should treat the problem, not the symptom. ...Read more

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My husband is on wellbutrin and sleeping pills, has sleep apnea, and is terrribly volital with temper. Dr. Wants to add Abilify (aripiprazole) but insurance wants ge?

My husband is on wellbutrin and sleeping pills, has sleep apnea, and is terrribly volital with temper. Dr. Wants to add Abilify (aripiprazole) but insurance wants ge?

Geodon (ziprasidone) depression: Geodon (ziprasidone) was tested for use as an augmenting agent and it failed the clinical trial. Have your doctor tell the insurance company that Geodon (ziprasidone) is not approved for that use. Abilify is approved. Best wishes. Btw, they cannot make you use an unapproved medication for any given condition ...Read more

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I used to think more clearly and be more focused. Is it normal to feel cognitive decline in my 30's? Sleep apnea & pain-related? What can I do?

I used to think more clearly and be more focused. Is it normal to feel cognitive decline in my 30's? Sleep apnea & pain-related? What can I do?

Sleep apnea: 38 F from PA with sleep apnea. Asks if it is normal to have cognitive Decline in 30s. ANS: no but if you have OSA and are not using CPAP properly then this can do it. Check with your OSA DR. It will quickly reverse the problem it that is the cause. ...Read more

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Cure of sleep apnea?

Cure of sleep apnea?

No cure: There is high failure rate of surgical procedures for sleep apnea. Best treatment is the CPAP mask adjusted to the right pressure. There are some that automatically adjust themselves for the best pressure. Need to get the most comfortable mask & less noisy machine .Complications of surgery include airway obstruction, bleeding, hematoma, infection, pain, death, dysphagia, velopharyngeal etc... ...Read more

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What is sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea?

Closed airway: Sleep apnea is the closure of the airway or significant narrowing of the airway during sleep. Risk factors include being male, being overweight, having a large neck, being a snorer and having daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea increases your risk of stroke, heart attack and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is sleep apnea?

Not breathing: Apnea is breath-holding, or not breathing. Some people have periods of time they don't breath while they are asleep. Sometimes it is related to body weight, other times it is neurological. Treatment usually involves weight loss, mouthguards to reposition the mouth, or even cpap. If not treated, this can lead to lung/heart problems, chronic fatigue, weight gain, and high blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Sleep Apnea (Definition)

Literally it is stopping breathing during sleep. There are 2 main types. Obstructive the most common. Central the less common. When people speak about sleep apnea they usually refer to obstructive where you cannot breathe due to ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more