I'm just wondering if I have surgery for my sleep apnea, and then go through fertility treatment and possibly a pregnancy, if that pregnancy weight gain will ruin the work done in my throat surgery. I have been trying to get pregnant on and off for 10 years, just got into a fertility clinic for September 1st and got a call today that I can have my apnea surgery Septmeber 29th if I want as I'm next on the waitlist. I was just told any weight gain after surgery can erase the all the work done in that surgery. I feel no better on cpap, I actually feel I am getting worse. I also worry as on my first two attempts at fertility treatment, I gained a ton of weight due to the medications I was put on, and I was only pregnant once for 6 weeks, gained almost 30 pounds-it was ridiculous. I just feel like my health is so poor, my body is already shutting down, so I wouldn't likely be able to carry a baby to term without surgery. I have no idea what to do.
JA: Sorry that you're dealing with throat issues. Luckily, the doctors and specialists are on call 24/7 to get you answers and put you on the road to recovery
Customer: I am also struggling still with post partum depression from my miscarriage, still, 6 months later, and I had severe depression and anxiety before that due to 10 years of undiagnosed sleep apnea. I have unknowingly been waking up 30 times an hour, when I thought I was sleeping, since 2008, and I'm now losing my short and long term memory, I can't make it through a full work day without crying and having major depressive episodes, I have no energy ever, severe social anxiety
, and I'm basically ready to check into a mental health facility, because I no longer have any kind of mental capacity for dealing with stress. I literally feel like my apnea is slowly killing me, and now to fix it, I have to give up my dream of having kids. I feel like there is no help out there, I have been switching doctors for over 10 years trying to find help and I'm not getting anywhere.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: All the family doctors I have gone to just put me on anti-depressants and sleeping pills, which always make me worse-each time I try the medication, I become even more depressed than I was with no medication, and it becomes much worse, I become suicidal every single time as that's how depressed the medication makes me feel.
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.