squirrelbait

256d

I've seen a doctor's and nurse practitioner at a sleep neurology center after being diagnosed with sleep apnea, I'm still absolutely tired I sleep all night and wake up still tired I was on iron for a while as per the nurse practitioner directions but it wasn't helping, what should I do? I can't get anything done because I'm always exhausted.

Propranolol

Amitriptyline

Trazodone

Melatonin

Organic Sleep Disorders

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  • alyssa_c

    256d

    my doctor put my on amitriptyline, which had helped. I recommend taking it at nighttime tho, as it does make you extremely tired. I also use a cpap machine which does help

  • Dhadhu

    256d

    I take melatonin...of course it helps majority of people and not me completely. Warm bath with Epsom salt before bed. Warm tea..controlled breathing..stretching...no blue light at least an hr before bed....And like @alyssa_c said cpap machine will help.....I'm thinking of everything I've been told and tried...some worked..some didn't. It you try everything and nothing works then tell your doctor what you've tried and maybe he will figure something else to help...whether that be medicine or something else.

  • squirrelbait

    256d

    I have a CPAP, tried melatonin it just keeps me exhausted the next day.

  • squirrelbait

    256d

    I just looked up amitriptyline I may consider looking into it more! Thanks

  • alyssa_c

    256d

    there’s also propranolol. i took that as well, I had to be taken off of it because it dropped my blood pressure too low with my other medications. so you can always look into that as well. although i still recommend amitriptyline :)

  • squirrelbait

    256d

    I'm supposed to take propranolol I'm just terrible about keeping up with it because it's twice a day

  • alyssa_c

    256d

    amitriptyline is probably your best bet then. if you do take it, I think it says take it in the morning, I wouldn’t because the medicine knocks me out within 30-45 minutes

  • alyssa_c

    256d

    I hope it works for you if you try it :)

  • jdubz

    256d

    i take trazodone to because i have insomnia and it really helps me fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the whole night. i also use a cpap for sleep apnea

  • squirrelbait

    256d

    @jdubz When I was last in the pyschward they made me take Trazodone because I wouldn't sleep I finally slept, maybe I should try that again. I sleep at night but maybe my brain doesn't shut all the way off?

  • jdubz

    256d

    yeah, i’d definitely suggest trying it again if you had a positive experience with it already! it’s technically an antidepressant but also used for insomnia so i think itd be a good solution.

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