Originally Posted by mizzaj
... I do have very large tonsils that could be blocking my airway, but I don't snore and I've had large tonsils for a while without a problem....so I guess I'll keep talking to the docs. ...!
Large tonsils can block airways and cause apneas...although you "think" you may not have had a problem in the past, you may be incorrect. The problem with sleep apnea is that few people know they have it...usually their partners are the ones who notice something's amiss.
only half of the people who have apnea snore, the others do not snore (I don't snore).....talking to the docs is ok, but do your own research. My docs missed my sleep apnea for over 30 years despite my symptoms. I was the one who insisted on seeing a sleep specialist. So don't rely soley on your docs for help with this.
OTCs can make sleep problems worse if you have sleep apnea...and from what I recall some can be dangerous for those with apnea...again, do some research.
But given the depression and anxiety, I suspect sleep apnea may be a very real possibility.
Take care and good luck! Do let us know how everything goes!