I have 4 kids 21,17,16 and a 4 yr old. I have been treated for depression and add in the past. A few years ago I was tested for sleep apnea. I have it and I stop breathing dozens of times during my sleep . I have a cpap breathing machine but it needs a new hose. I have no money or insurence so I can't use the machine or be on meds.
During the day I feel sad,lifeless, like I don't care. I pay very little attention to my kids and I feel horriable because I'm not there emotionlly. It's like there's a black cloud swallowing me up. I am at home all day And my son does what he wants and get what he wants because I can't pick up my mood enough to play with him. I don't want to be like this. alot of my day is spent in a fog, I cry because I can't function like everyone else. Is this all the depression? or can the lack of oxygen at night be the problem? or is it both?
Asked by Anonymous at 4:06 PM on Oct. 23, 2008 in General Parenting
Answer by cat1622 at 4:16 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
Answer by tropicalmama at 5:03 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
I think it's both things reacting together. My father has the same sleep apnea, and he does stay depressed and listless too. I think you could let the company you used to get the machine know the problem. They may have a program to help. Some drug companies have programs to help pay for meds. Maybe this company does something similar. Just be honest with them about the severity of your problems. You could even write or email them if you can't talk about it without getting upset.
Answer by evilabbysmom at 5:50 PM on Oct. 23, 2008
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