Skip to content
Sleep Apnea
avatar
An_248639 posted:
I was experiencing very similar symptoms to the point that xanax, or klonopin didn't work. I ended up having a sleep study done and found out that I have an extremely severe case of sleep apnea. Basically, I would stop breathing so many times throughout the night that I was starving my body for oxygen. I just got a CPAP machiine, and I am trying to get used to it. It does take a while. It's amazing how your body can react to a lack of quality sleep. Unfortunately I let mi sleep apnea go too long untreated, and developed heart and brain damage, which wxtremely shortens my life span. I have been declared the worst case ever seen in the county I live in. I was told I have 3-4 years left. I aam too young to hear this. I don't know how old you are, but get a sleep test done. It's uncomfortable, but it works.
Was this Helpful?
3 of 4 found this helpful
Reply
 
avatar
Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
Thank you very much for sharing this with us here. It's a great testimonial about the absolute need to take care of sleep apnea.

I'm sorry about your prognosis and hope you prove the doctors wrong in that respect.


Helpful Tips

i beat it 50 and i'm sleeping again
well here it is . go to the sporting goods store get a mouth protector, follow instructions, for fitting . now while the plastic is still ... More
Was this Helpful?
6 of 6 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Sleep Disorders Center