Maybe your sleep apnea has been longstanding and many of your symptoms came from it. Do you have a data capable machine that can confirm your cpap treatment is effective? (If not, you can ask your doc to order your a 2 week trial on one.) If your sleep apnea is much improved but not completely therapeutic, it could cause you to feel disjointed in your thinking. If it were me, I'd first confirm my treatment is working, and if it is, tell the doctor what you said to us and let them do their job and figure it all out. You're not nuts. If so, a whole lot of "us" are".
Hi zulushooter, how are you doing? Relax! You have not done a blunder, although you were not supposed to stop the Ritalin abruptly on your own. Were you medically diagnosed with ADHD and been on treatment? How is your sleep cycle now? Are you comfortable with the CPAP use? I would suggest you to go back to your doctor and get yourself re-checked with proper drug history. A repeat sleep test might be thought of and discuss the option of Ritalin. Focus on your stress to overcome it and try yoga. I am sure you will do better. Take care and keep updating on the progress.
Thanks for the comments; yes, I was not supposed to stop the ritalin on my own; I had to change jobs and was afraid of the negative consequences of being on this drug so I stopped it....this may have been a big mistake as I am a basket case now as far as memory and cognition.............It's going to be hard to figuer out what came first, the ADHD or the apnea...................
Hi zulushooter, hope you are feeling better? Thanks for the reply. Have you met your doctor and discussed the drug review and re-instatement of the Ritalin. Do not worry or hesitate to speak to your doctor, he needs to know the fact. Have you got adjusted to the CPAP? Are you able to get good sleep? Be relaxed and follow the healthy sleep habits. Keep posted on the doctor visit. Take care.