I don't know where to start.
I've been diagnosed with OSA and have been using my CPAP for about 7 years now. I've also been diagnosed with clinical depression since 2006 and have been taking antidepressants almost ever since.
Up until January 2010 everything seemed to be working as best as can be expected. Then I started waking up every morning feeling just as I had before using the CPAP. After several consultations with my local Sleep Clinic I have been prescribed the maximum possible dose of "Modafinil", mix that with the maximum dose possible of "Citalopram"
Now I'm just a shell of what I used to be, which at 46 years old, is certainly nothing to be proud of.
I'm struggling on ESA BENEFITS, in fact, in January I was found to be entitled, then in June this was revoked. I'm now in the process of appealing this change.
It seems to me that not enough is known about the true consequences of having both SEVERE SLEEP APONEA AND CLINICAL DEPRESSION.
If there are others out there, you're not alone.
If I can help out in any way (just don't ask for money as I'm in debt as it is!)
If anyone can help me, please do. I'm lost.
"ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE!" much easier to write than actually do.