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lilz25 +0 points · almost 3 years ago Original Poster

Hello!

I recently just got my results back from a sleep test and I stopped breathing 8 times in an hour. The doc said I might have a mild case of sleep apnea. He has not given me a CPAP machine but he did prescibe me Prozac and said that it would help me. Ha anyone heard of this before? Are there any natural remedies to help me. I feel like im too young Im only 26 and I have been sleepy for a while now. Please help!

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wiredgeorge +0 points · almost 3 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

I recommend you get a second opinion. Not sure what the prozac prescription was based on but you are NOT breathing for at least a minute eight times an hour. When this happens, your blood oxygen level may be dropping below safe levels. Suggest you get a copy of your sleep study results and check the SPO2 figures. Really not sure how taking prozac could mitigate sleep apnea. Get a second opinion and start researching the terms on your report so you can better captain your own therapy.

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sleeptech +0 points · almost 3 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

Apnoeas and hypopnoeas only need to be 10 seconds in duration to be scored, not 1 minute. Usually they are less than a minute.

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wiredgeorge +0 points · almost 3 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

I went to the ResMed myair site and couldn't find ANY explanation for how AHI is scored. My one minute benchmark must have been from my study a few years ago as I quit breathing for a minute or longer quite often.

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sleeptech +0 points · almost 3 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

There are internationally standardised rules for the scoring of, well, everything that is scored in a sleep study. There are lots more of them. They are all very boring and no one except a sleep tech needs to know them.

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S2S +0 points · almost 3 years ago

I don't know why the doctor thinks Prozac will help you, I thought it might have made things worse! If you are slightly overweight, loosing the excess might clear it all together, in a lot of cases it will, but not all. I did not see your sleep study, so it will depend on what type of Apnea's you are having. Obstructive or Central? Did you get a report from your sleep study?

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sleeptech -1 point · almost 3 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

I also would expect that the Prozac would make things worse. Rather Odd.

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