Hope2SleepGuide

Sleep Apnoea Forum Bringing Help + Support to the Patient

Hi i hope i'm asking the right question , Please i want to know what to do , My General Practitioner who deals with my General Heath is trying to stop another Dr i go to For Mental Heath from putting me on Melatonin , I'm having no problem's at all with my Cpap , but i can't sleep and the Dr has wrote to my General Doctor to put me on Melatonin , 

My normal GP has already stopped it once why he don't say , but the Mental Health Dr is going to try to get me back on them , he say's it will help me sleep and shouldn't interfere with my Apnea ,

So what i am asking please will the Melatonin be harmful with me being on Cpap at all , and which Dr do you think is right , i'm so confused with the whole thing , I would be Grateful for some input on this Please , Thankyou ,  

Views: 212

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

It may be that your GP is not happy with prescribing it for due to other medications you take Ian.  Melatonin only has one brand approved in the UK (forgotten which one) and is not commonly prescribed here.  In fact if you read up on Melatonin on the NHS website you'll see it is only recommended short-term http://www.nhs.uk/medicine-guides/pages/MedicineOverview.aspx?condi...

Perhaps you would be wise to speak with your sleep doctor on this matter too.

Hi Kath thank you once again for your Help , ian

You're very welcome Ian, and hope you can soon overcome your sleep issues.  I'm sure you've already tried this, but does it help to read with your mask on?  I find reading a light-hearted book helps me get to sleep, but I always read with the mask on or I'd waken myself up too much if I put it on later.

ianmcnamara said:

Hi Kath thank you once again for your Help , ian

i am on citalapram

and was asked 

am i suicidal before it was prescribed

that was 5 or 6 years ago



99 said:

i am on citalapram

Hi 99 , My GP has put me back on Melatonin after my Other Dr wrote to him telling him to put me back on them , i picked them up today , Thank you for your Reply , Ian 

st johns wort and citalapram do not mix

i was prescribed citalapram for depressiion



99 said:

st johns wort and citalapram do not mix

i was prescribed citalapram for depressiion



ianmcnamara said: Hi 99 , i'm on a couple of med's for Depression , But my sleeping is bad , i used to be on Zopiclone to help me but my GP wanted me off that one , so i asked the Mental health Team what to do they put me on a month's supply of Melatonin but my GP never wanted me on them at all , , but my Mental Health Dr wrote to my GP telling him to put me back on it , which i am glad of the help it does , other wise i got no problem's with my CPAP at all , so i'm hoping to get a goodnight's sleep , i thank you for your request of a friend i'm always about if you want to chat , Ian 



99 said:

st johns wort and citalapram do not mix

i was prescribed citalapram for depressiion

the best meds for depression is sunlight at least 1 hour summer and two hours winter,letting the light strike the eyes without glass or glasses on or between your eyes



99 said:

st johns wort and citalapram do not mix

i was prescribed citalapram for depressiion

St John wort should never be used if you are on anti-depressant as they can be so so dangerous to mix both together.  It does say DONT USE St Johns Wort with them.  Here is a link to a University of Maryland Medical Center: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb-interaction/possible-inte...

It shows that St Johns Wort causes too many problems to use safely  

Dee.

Thank you both , iv'e never used St John's Wort , Ever ?????????? Melatonin isn't St Johns Wort is it ????????? 

Reply to Discussion

RSS

Sleep Apnoea Forum

New to the Sleep Apnoea Forum? 

1. Stop by our Sleep Apnoea Welcome Center to introduce yourself to the SleepGuide community.
2. Start a New Topic of Conversation.
3. Post your photos - of yourself, your old CPAP machine, your new CPAP machine, your pet, something about you!

Interested in advertising, have a problem or need to contact us? Click the Report an Issue page.

 

Latest Activity

Kath Hope replied to Andy Falconer's discussion First night with CPAP
"Hi Andy. That's a good first night and sounding positive already. You may find your AHI comes down over the next few nights. Ideally we're looking for it to be up to 5 which is classed as 'normal.'  Your other goods will be…"
3 minutes ago
Andy Falconer posted a discussion

First night with CPAP

So last night was my first with my new CPAP machine (a Philips DreamStation with an Amara style mask), and got on surprisingly well. It took me a while to fall asleep and woke briefly a handful of times in the night but I would say it was very…See More
33 minutes ago
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi I was a mouth breather.  I also slept flat on my stomach.  I now sleep on my side, and with a nose-only mask rapidly learned to keep my trap shut at night :)  The airway through my nose has significantly improved, which makes…"
Sunday
Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Thank you both for the welcome and the advice! I've read a lot about the humidifiers, so I suspect this will be one of the first things I will purchase. I'm a mouth breather, so I'm hoping the hospital will provide a full mask when I…"
Saturday
Jonathan replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi Andy Sorry you've had a rough ride.  How times change.  My sleep study 10 years ago was just a finger pulse thing, and a camera.  I had 86 events per hour.  I guess we're all different, but the first night with my…"
Saturday
Iain Noble replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Andy, Sorry you have had so little support from the NHS. We have an excellent sleep clinic here in Cleveland. You won't have to surrender your driving licence but you will have to tell them if you are diagnosed with sleep apnea. Once you are…"
Saturday
Andy Falconer replied to The SleepGuide Crew's discussion Welcome to our Forum - Feel Free to Introduce Yourself Here.
"Hi everyone, I'm Andy and I am currently in the process of being diagnosed with OSA (I suspect), with an appointment at the Royal Stoke Uni Hospital to be fitted for a CPAP machine this coming Monday.   So far it has taken 12 months from…"
Friday
Andy Falconer is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Friday
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?
"Hi Linda I just wanted to say thanks for sending us your surplus cushions and headgear.  We've already given out one of the cushions to someone who was struggling with a split cushion.  We really do appreciate this and so did the…"
Dec 3
Sleep2snore replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi Judy, Try drinking a glass if water before going to bed. Dehydration can play a part in the mornings."
Dec 2
Amanda Moore is now a member of Hope2SleepGuide
Nov 30
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Hi again Kath, Just found how I can see Clear airway/Obstructed airway. So sorry for the previous question. It appears I have approx 80% obstructed. Thanks for your time, best regards"
Nov 28
Judy Y replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"Thanks for your answer Kath. The app I have is Philips Dreamapper . It tells me minimum/maximam/ 90% pressure, My AHI and mask fit, Hours usage. I cant see anything about obstructive or centrals. Is my app out of date, or my machine?"
Nov 28
Kath Hope replied to Judy Y's discussion Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?
"I don't think those symptoms are specific to central sleep apnoea.  Your app should tell you if those apnoeas are obstructive or  centrals.  It sometimes says 'CA.'  Sometimes when people first wake it takes a…"
Nov 27
Judy Y posted a discussion

Could I have developed Central Sleep Apnoea ?

HiI was diagnosed with severe sleep apnoea Jan 2017 after hiring a device from Hope2sleep. Think I had this problem for around 10 years. I eventually got my cpap machine in August 2017. I have had a few ups and downs, and had my machine adjusted a…See More
Nov 26
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"Im on Warfarin for life because of leg DVT,s and Warfarin would be stopped 5 days before the operation. This could leave me at risk of another DVT.. Also the last time my Warfarin was stopped I has to self inject Heparin so my belly turned into a…"
Nov 25
Sleep2snore replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"That sounds like a get out for the ENT surgeon. There are a lot of people gone through this op' and even bigger op's to the nose. Maybe he is just not up to it?"
Nov 22
Kath Hope replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CPAP masks?
"Hi Linda.  Due to the way some of the manufacturer package their masks, eg multiple sizes of cushions, some clinics just hand the whole pack out to the patients, and then there are others that are more resourceful in that they take out the…"
Nov 22
Linda replied to Linda's discussion Do charities take new surplus CAPD masks?
"Thanks Kath and I will forward the spare masks on as you have suggested.  It seems very wasteful that my NHS provider gives me a pack which I believe costs well over £100 when I only require one mask.  Do you know if this is…"
Nov 21
Edam replied to Edam's discussion Double inhaling
"I think the combination of nasal polyps ,deviated septum and COPD is too much for the Resmed to sort out. The polyp in my left nostril does act like a one way valve and closes on exhale which may explain why the EPR increase helps. It looks like the…"
Nov 20

© 2018   Created by The SleepGuide Crew.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service