Sometimes medications cause psychiatric symptoms!

It started with mild feelings of uneasiness that quickly grew into near constant anxiety and paranoia. I was irritable and short-tempered, easily taking offense, and quick to get angry. I’m no stranger to managing emotions. I make my living helping other people identify and manage their own. I knew exactly what I was experiencing and thought I knew how to manage it. But this was more than just stress or skepticism. Something wasn’t right and I needed to get help soon.

Sleep Apnea and Migraines

For years I avoided discussing my sleep problems with doctors because I stubbornly refused to admit that I might have to use a CPAP in order to get a good night’s sleep. I saw the use of a CPAP as “being hooked up to a machine” — as evidence that I was severely ill. In my mind, it was tantamount to “life support”, a fate less preferable to death itself. Trust me, I’m not there now. Breathing is vital and I’d sure like to be doing it while I sleep…especially if it really is a Migraine trigger.