About a year ago, I started having some serious physical problems. I developed an anxiety disorder, depression, and an immense fatigue. I went on all appropriate medications, only to learn a few months later that it was all being caused by minor sleep apnea - they said my tonsils were swollen, but said nothing else about the actual cause of the apnea.
However, some symptoms have gone ignored, and the sleep apnea is not improving with treatment, so I decided to investigate them.
First of all, around the time my apnea developed, I noticed that my ears acted as if I was changing altitude, even though I was sitting down. I could pop them if I yawned, and they just fill back up.
Secondly, I'm having strange issues with my jaw - exactly at the time all this developed, my jaw became VERY difficult to open. I could open it to a certain point, but any farther required a lot of effort. It feels like its pushing up against something.
Other notes whose relevance I'm unsure of: at the time all this started, I had just begun allergy treatment with Nasonex and Allegra. I discontinued them, but the problems continued. I had also just started Zoloft.
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