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Q A to Froggyanna: CPAP and sleep apnea?

Posted by gouda on June 3, 2003, at 6:20:45

In reply to Re: Keep the Strattera updates coming!, posted by froggyanna on June 1, 2003, at 15:26:08

Hi Froggyanna and all,

I just read your 5/31/03 post! :)

First, I just wanted to say thanks for your lengthy post! Gave me lots of reassurance since I am also taking depression meds w/ Strattera and good laughs with the ripping nails (which I am doing as I take breaks writing this post).

Second, my question: I like how you ruled out sleep apnea ... which got me thinking about sleeping problems. But I am new to this ADD stuff, what advice do you have to give about getting testing done on sleep disorders? How do you snore exactly? Do all ADDers have sleep problems?

Third, another question: what is CPAP? I gather it is a some kind of device you wear when you sleep?

Fourth, your new addition of Wellbutrin: my experience with Wellbutrin ... PRO: it will definitely help with your reducing your appetite (I lost 5 lbs in 2 weeks), help you stay calm and focused, less distracted by conciously tuning out distractions (for me I stopped noticing what other people did in lecture & stopped obsessing about my to-do list during study time) CON: lots of those tingly sensations in brain, ringing ears, hyper alertness (you will notice a lot more sounds like A/C blowing, but the meds will force you ignore it), extreme calm --> I hated the CONS that I experienced. Pdoc thinks I am very sensitive to meds, so I am now on CELEXA. Great, I like Celexa so far and am on 20 mg!

Fifth, Strattera at night: I am kinda behind you, only on my 5th day, but I had same problem of shutting down in the afternoon into "coma sleep, 2-3 hours after taking Straterra" ... I've been taking it 2-3 hours before my bedtime, and it's been great to help me "fall asleep"

Sixth, Strattera and irritability: Same problem as you, if not worse. I get pissed off at least once a day, and I take it out on whoever is pissing me off by rattling my mouth. IT's like I have less control over my emotions. Usually I'm right *he he* but I do seem to be more harsh and straightforward. I dunno, I hope this goes away, or doesn't get worse.




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