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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Is sex good for anxiety and sleep issues?

Is sex good for anxiety and sleep issues?

Sex and sleep: If both people are relaxed or really enjoying the sex, and not doing it because they feel obligated, feel pressure to conceive, or are too stressed about other things to enjoy it. True orgasm(not faked : ) produces a surge of enjoyable feelings. But if there are performance anxiety issues, one or both people don't feel their sexual needs are being met, or different in their views on sex-see a ther ...Read more

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I hardly slept in three days.. Im starten to have anxiety with sleep. Is there any major harm when i go to long without sleep?

I hardly slept in three days.. Im starten to have anxiety with sleep. Is there any major harm when i go to long without sleep?

Yes, sleep : Deprivation can cause many problems in your life. Do you have elevated mood, high energy level or rapid thoughts? If yes- get medical eval asap. If you are having anxiety in general - what are you doing about it? Do you practice good sleep hygiene? Here are tips. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but. ...Read more

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Is Neurontin (gabapentin) good for anxiety or sleep?

Is Neurontin (gabapentin) good for anxiety or sleep?

Possibly, but: There is no formal fda indication for this medication for these symptoms.....There are other meds that are probably more effective an actually fda approved. ...Read more

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Is trazodone(desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

See below.: Trazodone is an antidepressent, called serotonin modulator. It's an antidepressant, but other uses for it include insomnia and anxiety. If you have any questions regarding this med, please talk to you prescribing physician or a pharmacist. ...Read more

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I'm 26 and get constant, multiple times a day hot flashes. I sweat very easily and have had a major appetite decrease. High anxiety, poor sleep.

Hot Flashes at 26 ye: hot flashes is not common at 26 years of age. With your other symptoms of anxiety. Poor sleep, you need to be evaluated for hormonal imbalance including thyroid dysfunction. Do you have a history of anxiety, depression or bipolar illness. If you do, you may need to go see a psychiatrist to adjust your medications or start you on some. If you are otherwise healthy see a GYN. ...Read more

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Could loud snoring just be anxiety while sleeping?

Could loud snoring just be anxiety while sleeping?

Typical causes are..: Snoring is serious and should be evaluated by a physician. Various typical reasons could be: decreased airway space, enlarged tongue, uvula and/or tonsils. Plus many other causes. Possibly an at home or facility sleep study needs to be performed to evaluate more thoroughly and determine if obstructive sleep apnea is present. ...Read more

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Dr Is it o k to take tyrptizol with remeron (mirtazapine) at night time for anxiety and sleep. Thanks?

Dr Is it o k to take tyrptizol with remeron (mirtazapine) at night time for anxiety and sleep. Thanks?

Caution: Tryptizol and Remeron (mirtazapine) have drug interactions that may increase risk for serotonin syndrome, eg, causing confusion, increased heart rate, blurred vision. Discuss this combination and doses with prescribing doctor. You might do better with one or the other as both target depression and anxiety. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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With type a personality and overloaded at work for a long period of time can a person have a mental break causing anxiety little sleep etc?

With type a personality and overloaded at work for a long period of time can a person have a mental break causing anxiety little sleep etc?

Burn out...: Regardless of personality type, being overloaded with work over time will cause an work-life imbalance and will cause a familiar condition called "burn-out". This condition can manifest in many different ways, including anxiety, sleep disturbance, withdrawal and several others. ...Read more

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Question with the remron it has made me gain 70 pounds and has stopped working it does not help with depression anxiety nor sleep been on for2 years?

Question with the remron it has made me gain 70 pounds and has stopped working it does not help with depression anxiety nor sleep been on for2 years?

Remeron (mirtazapine): If you've been on Remeron (mirtazapine) for 2 years but it's not helping your symptoms, i wonder why you and your doctor have continued it? Is your prescribing physician a psychiatrist? We work with patients to optimize results. Other medications might help you more if Remeron (mirtazapine) no longer does. A psychiatrist can evaluate your situation and make helpful suggestions. Psychotherapy is an additional help as well. ...Read more

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Anxiety over sleeping pattern, I've had anxiety all day because lately when I wake up I go back to sleep n oversleep which makes me feel weird nervous?

Anxiety over sleeping pattern, I've had anxiety all day because lately when I wake up I go back to sleep n oversleep which makes me feel weird nervous?

Sleep hygiene : 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 tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Anxiety and sleep issues. Recently prescription trazodone still having anxiety...Helps get to sleep but still waking up at 3am...Any OTC for anxiety? Thanks

Anxiety and sleep issues.  Recently prescription trazodone still having anxiety...Helps get to sleep but still waking up at 3am...Any OTC for anxiety? Thanks

Trazodone and sleep: Your doctor need to increase dose till you can sleep 7-8h/night. There is no one-dose-fit-all. Needs to combine it with another anti-anxiety which usually is also an anti depressant. Not exist OTC for anxiety as OTC only treat symptoms and gives false feeling of safety while disease rages on, being untreated. Always treat the root cause of problem. Adjust doses continuously at each visit till well ...Read more

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I am allergic to Lexapro, (escitalopram) does that mean I'd be allergic to any SSRI? need help with anxiety and sleep. Anxiety is off the charts right now.

I am allergic to Lexapro, (escitalopram) does that mean I'd  be allergic to any SSRI? need help with anxiety and sleep. Anxiety is off the charts right now.

No, try others: there are lots of SSRIS to try and its very possible that you could tolerate and respond to the others. I would avoid celexa- its the parent compound of lexapro (escitalopram). Good luck with your search ! ...Read more

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What is the best OTC supplement for anxiety? Depression? Sleep?

OTC supplements: There is no best otc supplement that works universally for anxiety, depression and sleep. You could consider taking vitamin d, omega 3, and magnesium. 5-htp and st. John's wort may help some people with depression. Kava may help relieve anxiety. Melatonin in low doses 1-3mg may help relieve insomnia. Check with your doctor first. We cannot guarantee the safety of otc supplements. ...Read more

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What is alternative med for anxiety and sleeping other then prescription?

What is alternative med for anxiety and sleeping other then prescription?

Sleep hygiene: A healthy lifesyle that includes regular exercise, diet with avoidance of caffeine and food close to bedtime, avoidance of alcohol help more than any sleeping meds. Finding out the causes such as worrying or depression. Learn relaxation, work through problems with someone, improve sleep hygiene-eg regular bed and wake times, am lights, pm dim. There are a number of otc meds but be careful. ...Read more

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Rohypnol can I order here online or must i go to the doctor .. I struggle very me anxiety and sleep problems so it is very difficult for me?

Rohypnol can I order here online or must i go to the doctor .. I struggle very me anxiety and sleep problems so it is very difficult for me?

See below: I would recommend going to the doctor to find out reasons for sleep problems, anxiety. This way you'll be properly evaluated for the suitability of any particular drugs based on your personal history and physical health. Meanwhile, practice stress management, sleep hygiene, relaxation, self-care to help you cope with your sx. ...Read more

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Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.

Can a combination of yoga and gym Exercises cure anxiety disorder&sleep problems?without medication? I have high level of anxiety after breakup.

Break up is: enough to trigger anxiety and insomnia. Yoga and exercise can help but there is a normal adjustment process that we all need to go through when things like this happen in life. Consider seeing a mental health professional to ease that process. Peace and good health. ...Read more