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Having sleep apnoea because of shoulder problems. Tried mirzapine. What could be done?

Nov 2013
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Hi doctor XXXXXXX i did ask you urlier question bat i forgot to ask you i am going on august 6 to sleep stady may gp think that i may devlop sleep appnea and since i canot sleep well beacouse of may shoulder problems for so long she gave me mirzapine or so medicine it is help at least i can sleep latly for few hauors.
I had appoitment with doctor today specialist for may deppresion i ask him should i get more of this pils to make shure i am sleeping (sleeping pills mirzapine)he said you shuld not take at all that pills they nead to do stady on you.
Naw i am prity confused haw they will do stady or find aut if i have sleeping appnea if I don't fall in sleep at all for so long taking thi medicine and hate to go back to stady agein if it is later option.
What should i do take pills or not ?
What if i don' t fall in sleep?
Thank you !
Posted Sat, 17 Aug 2013 in Brain and Spine
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 1 hour later

Thank you for posting your query.

I agree with you that for a sleep study to give us the answers, you must sleep. For diagnosing sleep apnea, you should sleep during the sleep studies. It does not matter whether the sleep is spontaneous (without medicines) or with medicines. So, in my opinion, you should take mirtazapine and ensure that you sleep well during sleep studies.

I hope it helps. Please get back if you have any more queries.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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