Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
If you think you have sleep apnea, you should have a sleep study done so they can determine the specifics and possibly give you a CPAP to wear to sleep. Any MD can order a sleep study, as far as I know. Also, any MD can prescribe any approved medication (though, there are specialties that probably won't prescribe certain types of meds because it would be inappropriate and out of their field, like a psychiatrist generally won't prescribe antibiotics and a neurologist probably won't prescribe acne medicine, lol). I think they monitor brainwaves during a sleep study, and neurologists are into that kinda stuff, so seeing a neurologist for a sleep study wouldn't be weird or out of place. I don't think any doctor in his right mind would turn you away or bother with putting you on some sort of referral waiting list when he hears that you're having trouble breathing while asleep. Lack of oxygen is not something to play wait-and-see with.
Wellbutrin SR 300mg, Eskalith CR 900mg, Luvox 100mg
Things I have tried:
Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Effexor XR, Remeron, Wellbutrin SR, Eskalith CR, Topamax, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Ambien, Restoril, Desyrel, Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Inderal, Lopressor, Thorazine, Lamictal, Abilify, Depakote, Geodon, Seroquel, doxepin, chloral hydrate