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Re: Is this strange or what? sgtbob

Posted by Marie1 on September 28, 2001, at 7:27:40

In reply to Is this strange or what?, posted by sgtbob on September 27, 2001, at 5:28:49

Could your doc have been referring to sleep apnea? You basically stop breathing in your sleep which causes oxygen deprivation. Two main symptoms are depression and excessive daytime sleepiness. It's treated with a mask you wear over your face (in bed) that releases oxygen while you are sleeping. Do you ever wake up with headaches?
Marie


> I just got back from a sleep consult at the Veterans hospital. Some things struck me as strange but if they can help me great. First, the doctor was telling me that they would need a blood test, but instead of taking a fresh one in the office, the guy accesses the computer and takes the results from one that is 6 months old. Second, he explains that my brain is being deprived of oxygen and they will be able to help me with a mask and such. The funny thing is that this doc was writing on the computer that I have symptoms of narcolepsy, yet he didn't say anything to me about it. I didn't know exactly what narcolepsy was untill looking on the net. Is this strange, or what? I'm cursious as to what is causing me to sleep so much. I so tired, I just want to be able to stay awake. the doc didn't even ask me if I have depression, which I do. When I told him of the depressents I take and the concerta, which I recently tried, don't help he just nodded his head. My pnurse gave me the conerta. I hope this guy isn't playing with me. Any body deal with the VA before and have a doctor like this?


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