I take Adderall only when needed to help me focus. It also seems to help with the anxiety. Since I am not working right now I do not take it often. I have two more doses of Atelolol left and can not get another prescription due to no health insurance, I thought I would try C12 Peptide if it's not too expensive. I take Triazolam to sleep, any where from .125 to .375mg, usually the latter. I tried going without it the last few nights and have not slept at all.
Will this just keep getting worse? I don't know where to begin. Help!!!
What do I do now? What do I try next? What is your professional, educated opinion? What other options would you suggest I try? Do you see these symptoms all tying into one another and if so what should my main focus be? What can I do that could produce some immediate relief and what long term things should I focus on, keeping in mind that I need to narrow this down and start SOMEWHERE. As a doctor, what do you see going on here?
Tested for Diabetes, don't have it. Thyroid is fine. Full heart workup, it's getting old but still pumping. Colonoscopy, fine. Endoscopy, confirmed Acid Reflux. Sleep study, confirmed OSA, prescribed CPAP (set at 14, if that helps).
When I first started using it I tried the nasal mask and pillows and if they stayed on all night I did not feel a benefit. I told my sleep doctor that when I exhale through my nose my airway can get blocked but he did really listen to me. I started using the full face mask, faithfully for a few months even though I would wake up in the morning with it wrapped around my neck. Or if I got up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, when I came back to bed I didn't put it on again because I was doped up on sleeping pills. When I was on Ambien it made me sleep walk so I took the mask off often. But even when using it as regularly as possible, I really can't remember having two good nights in a row. There was a good night once in a while, I could count them all on one hand and it's been about three years.
5'5" 190lbs...I had lost weight successfully in my younger years but my attempts to lose weight in the last 5 or so seem like I'm spinning my wheels in the mud.
I'm afraid I don't know the results of the last thyroid blood test. As I said in my first post, for about the last six weeks I have pretty much completely lost my appetite and have only eaten what is quick and available when the hunger pains nag at me long enough. Today I had a piece of veggie, thin crust pizza and diet coke.
I haven't had the typical three meals a day for quite a while. I drink diet coke every day, unsweetened ice tea and water. Actually it was yesterday I had the piece of pizza, the day before that I had a cup of noodles, The day before that I had a little bit of chicken salad and four crackers and the day before that I had a chicken Ceaser salad. That's pretty much how it goes. I haven't had fast food for months or even eaten in a restaurant.
I have eaten diets like this before and enjoy them.
What about the insomnia? If I can't fall asleep the apnea doesn't matter and the sleeping pills, I've heard, make apnea worse.
What do you think about the pillar implants or surgery to reduce the soft palate?
One more thing, I've heard about exercises for the soft palate. Do these work or do any good at all?
OK, well I will give them a try and let you know in a few months... :)