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1257808 tn?1322762215

How to Restore My Energy due to Sleep Problems?

I need help.
I need a way to restore my energy and power.

My physician recommends that I have sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome too. I did not do a sleep study yet.
I'm losing my life due to losing my energy, feeling sleepy all the time, and sleep disturbances.

I don't know what to do. Also, I can't buy a CPAP machine because it's too expensive.

Any suggestions? I want to have a normal life.

Thanks
4 Responses
1257808 tn?1322762215
Iron and Calcium suplements does not help.
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Your best solutions will come from your doc.  If you can't afford a CPAP, ask your doc for strategies, such as not sleeping on your back which can worsen it.
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I did not find help from my doctor yet.
1257808 tn?1322762215
I need help. I'm losing my life.
649848 tn?1534633700
Hi, I'm sorry no one has helped you with your problem yet... Have you had any other tests done to see if there might be something, other than sleep apnea causing your problems?

There are a number of things that can cause fatigure/tiredness/lack of energy... You should ask your doctor to do some blood tests for thyroid (Free T4, Free T3 and TSH, along with antibody tests), Vitamin B-12 - deficiency can cause horrible fatigue/lack of energy.  It can also cause one to be so tired, they're unable to sleep properly and may present symptoms suggestive of sleep apnea or may even cause sleep apnea.  

I'd strongly suggest you discuss these things with your doctor and if s/he refuses to order these simple blood tests, perhaps it's time to find a different doctor.  That said, I'd also recommend that you get the sleep study done, because lack of sleep have profound effect on your entire life - both mental and physical.
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