Hi, I'm Karen, and I live in NE Alabama. I was just diagnosed with severe sleep apnea (AHI of 87). They've placed me on the CPAP at a pressure of 10, using the nasal mask. They've also prescribed me Trazodone and Requip.
I'm 42, very overweight, and have some real problems with depression. I take Prozac for that. I used to drive truck for a living, but have been on disability for 4 years now due to Myasthenia Gravis. Alot of my depression stems from not being able to work, not feeling useful, I guess. I've spent the last 4 years working with animal rescue, but even that's coming to an end, since I can't handle the stress anymore. I'm not allowed to drive at all, and since hubby's still driving truck, we've had to have his brother and wife move in to live with us, so that I'm not alone.
How do you get through this? I mean, how do you get past the feelings of uselessness that accompany things like this? I really want to know......cause sometimes it's more than I can bear.
I know......I'm whining........it's frustrating, tho, not knowing what's going to happen next. I'm hoping to learn a few things here, and maybe it will lift some of this cloud I feel like I'm under. Thanks for letting me join, and I look forward to hearing from any of you.