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Prescription opiates can cause sleep apnea

There are 2 comments on the The Daily Courier story from Dec 20, 2009, titled Prescription opiates can cause sleep apnea. In it, The Daily Courier reports that:

Dear Dr. Rosenberg: It is possible for prescription pain medications to cause sleep apnea? I'm on Oxycontin for a chronic and painful back condition.

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Portland, OR

#1 Jan 4, 2010
Yes I do believe that because their are alot of patient's I know at the clinc where I go, with sleep apnea and they didn't have it before the got on methadone. There are alot of side effect's that they didn't tell us before we started. I asked various questions and they told me lies. I asked if it makes you gain weight too. They said no, I found out now that it messes up your system (bowels&intestinal)and among other side effects.
John Q

Norman, OK

#2 Jan 4, 2010
So whats the details on sleep apnea? Like snoring alot???

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