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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I had a water break at 23 weeks pregnancy did I commit any mistake? I had no infection but I feel guilty all the time? Is it due to carelessness?

I had a water break at 23 weeks pregnancy did I commit any mistake? I had no infection but I feel guilty all the time? Is it due to carelessness?

Not your fault.: I do not know the whole story, but it would be highly unlikely that anything you might have done could have caused the premature membrane rupture. Before you try for pregnancy again, meet with a maternal fetal medicine specialists so they can review your story in detail. ...Read more

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Muscle aches in my back, hips, legs and hands in 23 weeks pregnancy is this normal?

Muscle aches in my back, hips, legs and hands in 23 weeks pregnancy is this normal?

Yes. Maybe. : Back pain, joint pain, thigh and calf pain are common. You can have pain from swelling of the hands - carpal tunnel like. Make sure your doctor follows you blood pressures. ...Read more

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I have been taking a 10 mg of celexa (citalopram) since 2/23, what is the best way to taper off to stop? Every night i have the craziest dreams & cant sleep!

I have been taking a 10 mg of celexa (citalopram) since 2/23, what is the  best way to taper off to stop? Every night i have the craziest  dreams & cant sleep!

Celexa (citalopram): 10mg. is low dose. My regimen for my patients is to switch to 5mg. twice daily for one week, then taper by 2.5mg. every 3-4 days. Consult your prescribing doctor first. ...Read more

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Cant sleep whatever i try. Shall I use sleeping pils?

Cant sleep whatever i try. Shall I use sleeping pils?

First try good sleep: Hygiene. Melatonin or warm milk can be tried if sleep hygiene is not sufficient. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile. ...Read more

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Cant sleep, iam taking anapsique, is it a side effect?

Cant sleep, iam taking anapsique, is it a side effect?

Anapsique: This is a derivative of the antidepressant Amitriptyline (elavil) found in mexico. Side-effects are dose-related & can include drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, wt. Gain, muscle stiffness, blurred vision, constipation, urinary retention. ...Read more

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I took 3mg lunesta (eszopiclone) 2hr ago and stil cant ...'sleep....just t ook 5mg iambien....is that ok?

HYPNOTICS: Sedative hypnotics can be additive so be careful. You should not mix them if 1 lunesta (eszopiclone) is not effective take 2 max. Not wise to jump to ambien. If insomnia persists. You need labs checked including Vit D and TFTS . Also a PSG=Sleep Study. To evaluate for restless legs and sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Feeling shaky and light headed and cant sleep?

Feeling shaky and light headed and cant sleep?

Anxiety: I understand your distress. These symptoms are likely due to Anxiety caused by various stress in your life. We were born with natural ability to have rest and sleep. Focus on Blessing and Wonder of 3 million air sacs in your lungs due to which you are alive and functioning. Realize and Speak-BREATH IS LIFE! See Video of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park See Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more

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Cant sleep because of my panic attacks, what do i do??:(

Cant sleep because of my panic attacks, what do i do??:(

Get treated: It appears you have at least figured out your insomnia is due to your underlying anxiety disorder. So, the treatment will involve getting your anxiety under better control. See your Dr. and get treated for anxiety, which can involve counseling as well as medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more