ADHD and sleep apnea

#1

I have only just discovered that I may have ADHD, this is a worrying thing just now, has anyone with OSA been diagnosed with ADHD, if so how have you been able to manage this.

Is there a non medication route that I could take.

#2

Hi badsleeper,

I guess I answered your question in another post. Yes, I have both OSA and ADD(inattentive type, not hyperactive). I take methylphenidate daily. It helps me organize my thoughts and prioritize tasks, otherwise I feel I’m floundering around, busy all day and not getting anything accomplished, 100 different projects started, nothing completed. It’s frustrating. Meds certainly aren’t a magic solution for ADD, but they help a little bit. I find after procrastinating long enough, the adrenalin kicks in when the deadline is looming and I can ‘get it done’. Wish there was a way to ‘just do it’, but that hasn’t happened in the 12 years since I was diagnosed. I do attend CHADD meetings and find them helpful. Check out CHADD.org for useful information on how to learn to manage the way your brain works. Lots of helpful information.
KimR

#3

Hi KimR.
Here again have just checked out the site you mentioned and its very useful, thank you for letting me know about it, I am just hoping that i will not have to take any med’s because of the side affects, but hey ho if it must be then we will see.

#4

Thanks for sharing with everyone.