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[-] ConvivialVioletDragonfly9362 +0 points · 4 months ago

I had an overnight hospital stay to confirm my Sleep Apnea.

They claimed the test was "inconclusive". What does this mean? I am taking Zopiclone (to put me asleep) and Trazadone to keep me asleep after the Zopiclone wears off. I can fall asleep, usually, but wake up at about 3:30-4am. Cannot get to sleep after that. Trazadone is actually an antidepressent with sleep-inducing property. Do I require a dedicated insomnia medication, instead of some drug with sedation as a side-effect? The Canadian Health Care System has crashed; I am taking 10 prescription medications for various conditions, but am unable to find a Family Doctor. There are no Family Doctors available in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Don't know if any synergistic effects are active?

Latest prescription is Amitriptylene; has no improvement in sleep. Have resumed Zopiclone and Trazadone, against recommendation of doctors' along with Amitryptilene. This protocol seems to be working better for me, so far.

Have 45 years of Insulin Dependent Diabetes to deal with.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanx.

patrickahern@eastlink.ca

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[-] Ruby +0 points · 4 months ago

It's always important you ask questions when you are unsure of something. It isn't too late to call them and ask what they meant by that. Probably you were border-line on levels but it could have something to do with your sleep meds. Were they aware of what you are taking and did you take them the night of the study? I am not a doctor so I won't attempt to answer your medication questions. Finding a good doctor is hard. I know nothing about the Canadian health care structure but don't you have to have a doctor renew your prescriptions? Who is prescribing your medications now? If you can't find a family doctor, maybe a sleep specialist could help.

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[-] GregariousMagentaRoseCaterpillar4081 +0 points · 3 months ago

You need to have them explain why it is inconclusive. I had a sleep lab test on Zolpidem and klonopin. They just noted it in my record, but my test was ok. Now I had a home test that was fully conclusive because I didn't sleep enough. They told me at the lab, you have to sleep at least 6 hours or it might be inconclusive. Perhaps you didn't sleep enough. In any case, whoever gave you the results, should be able to give you a copy and more details. Not sure how you got a test with no doctor.

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[-] ConvivialVioletDragonfly9362 +0 points · 3 months ago

I had a family doctor at that time, who referred me to the Sleep Clinic. That doctor has retired do to treatment for bone cancer. Now, there are no family doctors taking patients in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

I stayed overnight at this clinic, without medication. My current medication is Zopiclone (to put me to sleep, then wears off) and Trazadone (to keep me asleep). Trazadone seems to have lost its effectiveness. I am now taking Amitryptilene (spelling?) in addition to the other two. This drug alone had no effect; along with the other two, sleep has improved somewhat. Trazadone is an antidepressant with sleepiness as a side effect. I believe I need a drug dedicated to control of insomnia, not with the mentioned side effect.

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