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A 24-year-old female asked:

i can't sleep.i'm pregnant 4 weeks.before pregnant blood +both igg\u0026igm for toxo but consult my ob they not sure cos never seen this case?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
See a specialist: If your igg and igm are both positive for toxoplasmosis, it could mean a recent infection and you are developing immunity. If your doctor isn't comfortable with this, i would ask to be referred to a maternal fetal medicine specialist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep: I will only be addressing your sleep issues in my response. Here are some sleep hygiene tips to peruse. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. 4. Use the bedroom only for sleep & sex. Have work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hs prior to your regular bedtime. 6. No caffeine within 6 hours; alcohol & smoking within 2 hrs of bedtime. Alcoholism is a major cause for insomnia. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hours before bedtime. 8. No naps. 9. Go to bed only when sleepy. Lay in bed only for sleeping, not for work or watching TV. 10. Designate another time to write down problems & possible solutions in the late afternoon or early evening, not close to bedtime. 11. After 10-15 minutes of not being able to get to sleep, go to another room to read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider chamomile tea before bed. Warm milk. Lavender oil in bath or lavender scent on pillow. Melatonin is very helpful. Acupuncture often works well for insomnia.
Sep 3, 2013

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