A 21-year-old male asked:
i have been suffering from stress related issues which include anxiety , dissatisfaction , inability to concentrate , lack of sleep .please help?
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Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Coping Skills Needed: Sounds like you have that highly contagious malady known as "life"! you're at that age where you have to figure out what you want from life and how to get it and, yes, it can be stressful. Find a therapist whose approach includes cbt or dbt (look on psychologytoday.Com). Once you develop some coping strategies, you will feel more grounded and less anxious.
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Is it safe to use sleep aids or herbs to help my baby sleep better?
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Pediatrics 20 years experience
No: Never give your baby anything to try and help them sleep. This is extremely dangerous. Just because something is labeled an herb, or sold in a health food store does not mean that it is safe. It is never advisable under any circumstances to give an infant a sleep aide whether it be by prescription or over the counter.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Is it ok to sleep on my back in late pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
No: It is best not to sleep on your back. Tilted to one side or the other is best, usually propped with a pillow or beach towel folded lengthwise a couple times. The "lazy-boy" position is also ok when it is hard to get comfortable in bed. These positions help with better blood flow to the uterus and also with swelling.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Can I take anti-anxiety medication to stem jitteriness during pregancy?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Advise against: I would strongly urge you not to take anti-anxiety meds unless your symptoms have become unbearable or are affecting your ability to work and function. These medications do have some negative effects on the baby's development. Try yoga and other relaxatioin techniques.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Does lack of sleep increase my pain?
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Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Lack of sleep affects your pain threshold more important would be, does pain not let you sleep at night and why.?
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A 25-year-old female asked:
My baby cries whenever I put her to sleep on her tummy, they say I have to do that 4 her lungs to be strong?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Who told you that ?: The american academy of pediatrics & many other advisory groups have promoted sleeping on a babies back since the early 90's. Since that time we have seen a 40-50% drop in crib death over that period. I know of no one that advises belly sleeping for any reason, although if baby rolls into that position after 6m i don't try to change it. Tummy time while awake can help build upper body strength.
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Last updated May 14, 2016
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