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Doctor insights on: Adult Asthma Increased Insomnia

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which a person 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


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Why would pulse and respiratory rate increased during a severe asthma attack?

Why would  pulse and respiratory rate increased during a severe asthma attack?

Low oxygen...: During an asthma exacerbation the body is trying to get enough oxygen via the blood to all critical organs. So, by increasing the respiratory rate, more oxygen can enter the body via the lungs. By increasing the heart rate, more blood can be circulated so more oxygen can be delivered. Both are compensation mechanisms the body uses to insure adequate oxygen delivery. ...Read more

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Can poor maintenance of asthma cause headaches?

Can poor maintenance of asthma cause headaches?

Unrelated: Poor maintenance of asthma does not directly cause headaches. However some asthmatics have accompanying allergic rhinitis or sinus problems which can cause headache. Poor control of allergy and sinus problems can lead to poor asthma control. ...Read more

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31yr male -sleep internal tremors, sleep apnea.wake up gasping for air, GERD for 1yr, high bp, sinusitis,awake muscle fatigue. What's causing tremors?

31yr male -sleep internal tremors, sleep apnea.wake up gasping for air, GERD for 1yr, high bp, sinusitis,awake muscle fatigue. What's causing tremors?

Sleep apnea : This could all be related to sleep apnea. You will require a sleep study and possibly treatment. There are many other causes for your symptoms. You will need to follow-up with your doctor. These symptoms require a systematic approach until a final diagnosis is found . ...Read more

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10 yr history of severe sob attributed to anxiety. Ads/cbt/meditation only slightly helpful. S/s disappear with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anxiety caused by adhd?

10 yr history of severe sob attributed to anxiety. Ads/cbt/meditation only slightly helpful. S/s disappear with adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Anxiety caused by adhd?

Anxiety in ADHD: It is a common sign found in persons with adhd. The intrinsic mechanism is unclear but it may be mediated by the dysregulation of the noradrenergic system which underlies adhd. Since there is an imbalance of most brain neurotransmitters, depression and mood disorders are likely to accompany adhd if untreated. Medications, behavioral modification and meditation improve all symptoms in adhd. ...Read more

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Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

Does ADHD medication increase the risk of suicide in young children?

No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight increase in suicidation in adolescents and adults, however. Any time a new medication is started the parents or the patient should be in close contact with the doctor, communicating any concern that arises. ...Read more

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I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

I get morning migraines heada%e7he from lack of oxygen due to sleep apnea induce asthma attack at night. Cpap triger asthma attacks with coughing spel?

Dryness?: One of the chief complaints of CPAP is dryness which may contribute to your asthma. Humidification can be added to your CPAP device, and another comment would be about the proper cleaning of the unit. ...Read more

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Can higher doses of Effexor (venlafaxine) (above 75mg) cause depression to worsen and/or increase symptoms like anhedonia, lethargy, demotivation, etc.?

Can higher doses of Effexor (venlafaxine) (above 75mg) cause depression to worsen and/or increase symptoms like anhedonia, lethargy, demotivation, etc.?

Not typically: Increasing Effexor (venlafaxine) dose may not be effective and can increase side effects, including anxiety, but should not actually worsen depressive symptoms you describe. Effexor (venlafaxine) can unmask Mania in a patient with underlying Bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Sudden? Gradual?: You don't mention how or if the impairment was confirmed, but distress, especially chronic and untreated, can itself take a functional toll on mental activity quality. If you can find even symptomatic relief for the GI pain, you might discover a cognitive improvement too. If not - maybe a psycho-neurological exam can find a basis. Nutrition also may play a role. If severe, seek answers. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can sleep apnea cause nocturnal enurisis in adults?

Can sleep apnea cause nocturnal enurisis in adults?

Not confirmed: The association of enuresis with obstructive sleep apnea is not confirmed. Incidental cases are reported where an individual had both conditions. ...Read more

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Could anxiety and panic lead to adult death syndrome?

Could anxiety and panic lead to adult death syndrome?

Anxiety/ Panic : Attacks are not lethal. However, people sometimes fear that they are having a heart attack or that they will die when experiencing a panic attack. ...Read more

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200mg modafinil+225efexor, severe sleep bruxism snoring, hb >15 beats increased, drowsiness, i can't see psychiatrist every week.My life is falling.

200mg modafinil+225efexor, severe sleep bruxism snoring, hb >15 beats increased, drowsiness, i can't see psychiatrist every week.My life is falling.

Bite Splint /Valium: Hi rabbit bit, call your psychiatrist to see if he wants to lower effexor, try r-modafanil (nuvigil), try pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) try valium or simply go with a cheap store- bought bite splint for now and hope you will adjust and the bruxing will stop(it did for me), or whether you need a dentist-made bite splint (probably the best solution at your age so as not to destroy the enamel on the chewing surfaces). ...Read more

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Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Alcohol intolerance of recent onset. Extreme intoxication from 2 glasses wine. Hives, rash, diarrhea, nausea, "unease" . Asthma, PCOS. Albuterol.

Mast cell activation: constellation of symptoms are worrisome for mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS = classic IGE to food or airborne particles, and now non-IGE mediated triggers of mast cells, such as alcohol, stress, hormonal .changes. Get evaluated by an allergy specialist who has expertise in mast cell activation, food $ drug allergy, hives, asthma. Avoid known triggers until evaluation. need epipen (epinephrine)? ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Is sleep apnea related to COPD and/or asthma? What are some effective treatments for someone with sleep apnea and COPD - cpap, bipap, pillows?

Here we go?: No, not related. Treatment is with a c-pap machine are others as you listed. Care is directed by someone trained in sleep disorders. You can have COPD and other lung diseases but not related to sleep apnea. Together, they are difficult. ...Read more

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Whooping cough as a post-viral phenomrnon. Breath shortness, lack of sleep?

Whooping cough as a post-viral phenomrnon. Breath shortness, lack of sleep?

Possible: Two simple tests, the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test on the nasal secretions, and CBC with differential, as well as the 3 classic symptoms - 1) 'whoop' noise with inspiration after cough, 2) paroxysms of coughing, or many back to back cough episodes without a break, and post-coughing vomiting, all help to make the diagnosis ...Read more

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Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression, chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...

Being taken over by anither consciousness increasingly often, also suffer paranoia, adhd, depression,   chronic insomnia, ptsd and extreme stress...

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

Yes,: As well as other symptoms. Make an appointment with a psychiatrist to help you with this. You do not need to live with this. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways, caused ...Read more