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Jul 19, 2019 · Breathing ending prior to falling asleep in Depression & Anxiety

A GP for both. I've done 3 sets of allergy testing, EKG, various x-rays, ER visits, etc. No sleep tests since the issue is pre-sleep. If I wake up after sleeping for an hour or two, my breathing becomes normal. It's before I go on auto that there's an issue.

Jul 19, 2019 · Breathing ending prior to falling asleep in Depression & Anxiety

I absolutely would, but anxiety and lung treatments are effective, and I'm not sure they would be if apnea was the issue?

Jul 19, 2019 · Breathing ending prior to falling asleep in Depression & Anxiety

Also, cortical steroids seem to help. I've been on one for a couple days and last night was better.

Jul 18, 2019 · Breathing ending prior to falling asleep in Depression & Anxiety

No, but the issue is prior to falling asleep and it didn't really fit the normal criteria. One doctor ruled it out decades ago but it may be worth a revisit.

Jul 18, 2019 · Breathing ending prior to falling asleep in Depression & Anxiety

The Buspar works toward my anxiety really well. The guaifenesin is great for lung clearing, along with amoxicillin. But honestly i just very slowly improve over time. It's frustrating that it isn't a well-known malady with a straightforward fix, and having been through many tests and never getting a great answer.

Jul 18, 2019 · Breathing ending prior to falling asleep in Depression & Anxiety

I have had this issue for 60 years. Every 6 or 7 years or so, my breathing essentially stops as I try and fall asleep. After many different diagnoses we finally settled on anxiety as the culprit, although lung infections contributed as well. Apnea has been ruled out once.
I currently am back on Busparon and guaifenesin to try and get back on track. I have xanax as needed til the buspar kicks in. I exercise daily, do deep breathing exercises, and try to live in the now. I also put a little Vicks under my nose.
I've also tried melatonin, NyQuil, and lavender.
Has anyone else had this and is there anything that works for you?