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Postby subtalus » Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:24 pm

Just checking to see how many people who have gained weight due to medication have also developed sleep apnea. I did. I gained 55 pounds and started falling asleep at work. I had the sleep test and it revealed that I had an apnea 120 times an hour (30 times is considered severe). They threatened to take my driver's licence away. The net result is that now I am on CPAP and can't imagine being without it.

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Postby Kathie23 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:44 pm

My Husband gained some weight and was then tested for sleep apena. He also stopped 127 per hour and was considered to be severe. He also requires a cpap machine and was told that his pressue might need changing in the event that he dose loose weight. I know he will never be able to have a "peaceful" night's sleep without his machine and we will be forever in debt to the cpap it saved his life and our marriage.
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Postby RustyAngel73 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:14 pm

I gained weight with a combination of medication (taken for bipolar) and bad diet/low exercise. I'm working on combating the diet/exercise thing right now but in the meantime my sleeping's got worse - I've always had sleeping problems similar to those of a sleep apnea sufferers, but its only gotten worse, and lately its really severe. I'm being tested in a week or so for sleep apnea so will report back whether i have it or not.
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