Clusters Sleep Apnea, Restless Leg, Fibromyalgia?

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Posted by Brenda ( on July 08, 2001 at 19:19:57:

Hi, I am sorry to say I rarely get to the message board to read messages and apologigize if this is a subject that has come up before. Since having the headaches and sleep problems keeping up with reading or anything else is a problem. I have had cluster headaches for about 12 years. Because my brother has sleep apnea I was tested for it in hopes it would find a reason or relief from the headaches. I do have not only sleep apnea ( I sleep on a sleep machine) but also restless leg (for which I take Sinemet). I have suspected and been asked to also be tested for fibromyalgia. My doctors seem to think I am depressed and dont take my medical problems seriously anymore. Therefore I doubt I will ever get them to request a test for fibromyalgia. I filed for social security disability over a year ago but so far its been denied. I am 59 and live on a very small income. My questions any of you have the same combination of ailments, and do have any of you filed for disability that can give me any suggestions there. I cant work and havent been able to for years. I also have a normal low blood pressure and sometimes low blood sugar in case those are something that some of us share. I suspect I have sinus trouble which may play in but so far xrays and MRIs have not shown anything. I have an ENT appointment this week after begging for a referral for years. As far as I know these are the only health problems I have and up until the headaches started I was in good health. I have not been diagnoses with fibromyalgia..I just suspect it from the times I feel like I was run over by a truck. I have been diagnosed with everything else I mentioned. Any help or suggestions any of you have I would appreciate. I am currently in remission from the headaches after taking Sansert. But the sleepiness and fatigue continue promping my sleep doctor to sugest I see a psychiatrist. As most of you know it is so frustrating to have to not only suffer but to convince the doctors you need help.

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