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Dr. William D. Medical Doctor

Specialty: Internal Medicine
San Carlos, California
William C. Dement MD PhD (born 1928), is a pioneering US sleep researcher, and founder of the Sleep Research Center, the world's first sleep laboratory, at Stanford University. He is a leading authority on sleep, sleep deprivation, and the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders such as sleep... Full Bio
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kardeb wrote on Dr. William D.'s Whiteboard. Jul 22 2009
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Jul 22 2009 by kardeb
I am a 48 yr. old male with idiopathic small (and recently) large nerve fiber peripheral neuropathy.  For 9 years I have had chronic, debilitating pain 24/7.  I've been prescribed opioids since no other meds have helped.  I DESPERATELY DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THESE DRUGS and am still seeking viable alternatives.  Because of long term opioid use, my brain's G-proteins are activated and I am unable to achieve REM sleep and Stage 4 deep sleep. I have lost two jobs because I cannot function due to sedation and brain fog.  I have a family whose lives have been destroyed by my illness.  Curing the PN would be a miracle but I am desperate to get the proper sleep I need to function as a husband and father, let alone become normal enough to go back to work.  I have a CPAP for sleep apnea I developed due to repressed breathing from the opioids.  Would inositol help?  I can't take any more drugs due to possible interactions with opioids, etc. and I need to take as few drugs as possible.  PLEASE HELP!!! P.S - I traveled to Norfolk, VA yesterday to see a PN specialist and was told my PN is probably autoimmune (I have psoriasis) and my blood serum is "toxic". The toxins are damaging my nerves.
Jan 31 2009 by L. Fondren
I have been told that I have 2 types of sleep apnea, is this possible and how can both be treated ?
Jan 19 2009 by Alliebabe28
Jan 19 2009 by Alliebabe28
i accentially shot myself in the thumb with my expired epipen, thru my thumg and nail, do u know if it did go thru my bone

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