(08-27-2014, 03:50 PM)Kadenz Wrote:(08-23-2014, 08:14 AM)nightflight Wrote: Not only do I have apnea, but insomnia. I'm feeling it now. My doctor prescribed my Lorazepam; they help, but I have no scheduled refill. I read they are addicting too. But I can no longer fall asleep without strong aid.
Now before all this came about I could take .5 mg of melatonin and crash hard. But the last two times I tried to fall asleep with melatonin alone I drifted in and out of an uncomfortable sleep.
Anyone recommend a good sleeping pill?
How does the possibility of low testosterone fit in with daytime tiredness? Someone I know at work who has apnea brought that up to me Friday. I'm 46 btw.
If you've got low testosterone for your age (as I used to have), taking a T supplement (in my case Testogel) can help day time tiredness.
But your doctor should also investigate WHY you have low T.
In my case, it turned out the reason it was low was that I had a non-malignant tumour of the Pituitary gland. I'm now getting treatment for that and consequently my T is now back within the normal range for a man of my age. The tumour was also one of the reasons I was so tired (the other was my OSA) and why I constantly had headaches. My headaches have now gone and I'm no longer so tired.
You have a good doctor. Many would just treat the symptom and not look for the undelying cause. Glad it turned out well for you.