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Old 08-24-2009, 10:01 AM   #24
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Re: sleep apnea?

Originally Posted by Frank E Morel View Post
how are you with things like trazadone or remeron?

Sync your breathing is the tough part .. without a doubt. One has to shut off their brain and just allow the machine to its thing. Til you surrender that feeling.. your going to fight it every night.

No, I'm probably not going to fight it. I'm going to get the surgery and the powerlung and maybe breathe right strips, the machine seems like an adjunct or something to use when other methods have failed. Taking sleeping meds to avoid the drowning feeling I get is not a sound idea for me. Frank, I'm too experienced with the negatives of them. I've never been exposed to Remeron but Trazadone is mood altering. My own patient experiences with sleep meds have colored my views of them. Frank, I DO appreciate the time you've spent on this topic with me. Please read no defensiveness in this response from me, but the more I learn the more I think the alternatives are my path.
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