i am also sorry i could not be clearer in my post that mentioned the Adderall. I do not believe ADHD or Adderall causes apnea. i do believe that the web sources i saw said that regularly the use of Adderall by ADHD sufferers causes significant increase in plasma corticosteroid levels, and respiratory side effects including dyspnea have been reported. So, as i stated, taking Adderall might cause a rise in conditions that CPAP treatment is designed to fight. So, i thought i'd mention the two therapies may be doing a tug-of-war, with the OP bearing the brunt of it. oh, another side effect is anxiety. Wow.
Hey - I keep coming back - this obviously has captured my attention.
A point I wanted to make is that for ADHD patients some treatments seem counterintuitive, and that the application of CPAP might just be one of those... I read, for example here
that caffeine (which is a psychostimulant; as is Adderall) can act as a depressant "calm down" for the ADHD patient.
We would never get on this forum and suggest caffeine use in the afternoon and evening for the person with a routine apnea profile. It seems (and is shown to be) counter to the whole premise of good sleep for the non-ADHD patient
I so hope we can get some ADHD sufferers or Docs in that area of knowledge to lend our #tg73 a hand.
Meanwhile, I might add the suggestion, @tg73, have a nice cup of coffee a half hour before bed. and in between 2 hour naps