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Hazy Brain - Two Years & No Answers

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  • Posted By: ajstancato
  • July 14, 2010
  • 01:52 AM

This is an odd one.

I have sleep apnea, without the CPAP machine, even a nap... major headaches. I have been having intermittent episodes of haziness for several years. Recently it is getting worse. I often feel pressure (can't describe it as a headache) over the frontal lobe from temple to temple. MRI was negative. I now notice tinnitus from the CPAP. I sometimes must remove the machine at night for the tinnitus to subside to return to sleep. Aspirins do nothing. Doctor tried Topamax with no luck. Attempted to reduce pressure of CPAP, apnea got too bad. My CPAP displays I am awakening 16 to 25 time nightly within an average seven hour period. Wondering if the CPAP pressure (13cm) is causing the problem, but can't escape it.

I feel like I'm losing my mind. I fight all day at times to concentrate at my job. Some days are better than others, but the severity is increasing. My brain feels foggy and gets worse as the day progresses. I am in good physical condition. I run three to four times weekly. However, I notice that after nearly a year of running, I still get out of breath quickly. I am seeing a GP, ENT and Neurologist... Any Ideas?

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  • My CPAP displays I am awakening 16 to 25 time nightly within an average seven hour period. I feel like I'm losing my mind. I fight all day at times to concentrate at my job. Some days are better than others, but the severity is increasing. My brain feels foggy and gets worse as the day progresses. Lack of decent sleep will affect your mind and concentration.
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